NBA Betting Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors
Favorite: Toronto Raptors (53-19)
Underdog: Boston Celtics (48-24)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Sunday at 1:00 PM ET
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will cross paths with Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
Line: Toronto -2
Over/Under: 216Movement Analysis: The over/under is static at its initial mark, showing no major change. Toronto has a record of 31-21 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Boston is 14-5 against the spread as underdogs this season.
Siakam powers the attack, responsible for 20% of the Raptors total offense, while taking an average of 18.4 field goal attempts. Ibaka is a force down low, he averages 2.1 offensive boards a contest and records 17.9% of his team's rebounds. The Raptors offense is run by Lowry, who is responsible for 29.4% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a game.
Toronto can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 21-17 when they fail to reach their 113.5 scoring average. Boston allows 107 a contest. The Raptors don't have to necessarily shoot well to win, when they shoot below their season average of 38%, they have a decent record of 25-16. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Toronto, who has a record of 29-11 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.9 season average. Boston causes 14.4 turnovers per contest.
Tatum powers the attack, accounting for 20.6% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.6 shots per game. Kanter is a force down low, he averages 2.8 offensive rebounds a contest and grabs 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is run by Tatum, who accounts for 13.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.3 times a game.
Boston can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 23-19 when they fail to reach their 113.6 scoring average. Toronto allows 106.5 a contest. The Celtics are 17-21 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Raptors allow opponents to shoot 34%. The Raptors allow 46 rebounds per contest, Boston hopes to capitalize, going 25-9 when they record over their average of 45.9.
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