In a game with a start time that is not far off (5 PM ET), the NBA Summer League action will continue this Thursday. There is an attractive match-up between the Summer League teams of the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors, still seeking their first win in the Summer League, will face a tough challenge against the 2-1 Nets in this one.

Some think that the Nets will be the worst team in the NBA in 2023/24. If that’s true, then don’t apply the analysis to the Summer League. With time a factor before the game tips off, we’ll get right to our free pick. We are taking the Toronto Raptors in this one on the money line.

Toronto vs Brooklyn: betting tip reasoning

The Raptors, who have not looked good at all during the Summer League so far, will be playing their second game in as many days. They are coming off a close 94-90 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

Despite an okay performance out of high draft pick Gradey Dick, the Raptors couldn’t secure the victory. He scored 22 points in the wasted efforts and it’s worth mentioning that Dick played for 31 minutes. That could be a clue for the upcoming game. One might expect that Toronto will be taking a cautious approach to managing his minutes in this back-to-back situation.

Furthermore, the Nets enter the game well-rested after their convincing 92-71 win over the Milwaukee Bucks’ Summer League squad, a game that was played on Tuesday. With a better overall performance and fresher legs, the Nets hold the advantage going into this matchup. Considering the circumstances, our recommendation is to bet on the Brooklyn Nets to win, with moneyline odds of -180 at bet365 sportsbook.

Tip-off is scheduled for 5 PM ET.

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