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Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets: Game preview, injury report, TV channel, start time and betting odds

Who's Playing

Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets

Records: Raptors (26-35), Nets (41-20)

Where to Watch

Date: Tuesday, April 27

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV: Sportsnet

Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

Game Preview

The Raptors sit at 26-35 on the season following Monday's victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, putting them one game behind the Washington Wizards for the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference and the final spot in the Play-In Tournament.

The Raptors now have a brutal schedule the rest of the way. According to Tankathon, Toronto's remaining opponents have a winning percentage of .585, giving it the second-hardest schedule in the league behind only the San Antonio Spurs (.611).

The tough stretch begins on Tuesday with a matchup against the Eastern Conference's No. 1-seeded Brooklyn Nets.

The two teams have already met twice this season, with the Raptors winning both contests. Pascal Siakam starred in each one. On Feb. 5, he recorded a 33-point, 11-rebound double-double. On April 21, he scored a team-high 27 points to go along with nine rebounds, six assists and two steals.

The Nets have picked up a couple of big-time wins since that loss, defeating the Boston Celtics, followed by a win over the red-hot Phoenix Suns.

Brooklyn's win over Phoenix marked Kevin Durant's return to the lineup following a three-game absence. He picked up right where he left off, putting up 33 points on 12-for-21 shooting from the field in only 28 minutes off the bench.

Kyrie Irving also had a big game, finishing with 34 points and 12 assists, his third 30-10 game of the season.

The Raptors enter Tuesday's matchup with a 2-11 record on the second night of a back-to-back this season. They have two remaining back-to-back sets.

MORE: How Raptors have fared on back-to-backs

Injury Report

As of 11:25 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 27

Raptors

Chris Boucher (left knee sprain) - Out

Gary Trent Jr. (left lower leg contusion) - Out

Paul Watson (left knee tendinitis) - Out

Jalen Harris (right hip pointer) - Questionable

Nets

Bruce Brown (right knee soreness) - Out

Chris Chiozza (fractured third metacarpal) - Out

Nicolas Claxton (Health and Safety Protocols) - Out

Spencer Dinwiddie (partially torn ACL) - Out

James Harden (right hamstring strain) - Out

Alizé Johnson (Health and Safety Protocols) - Out

Raptors vs. Nets: Betting odds, spread, over/under

Spread: Raptors +6.5 (-110), Nets -6.5 (-110)

Raptors Money line: +230

Knicks Money line: -270

Over/under: 231.5 (-110)

* Odds courtesy of William Hill Sports Book

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