48-24
22-14 Away
August 30
Final
112:94
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BOS 39 20 29 24 112
TOR 23 19 31 21 94
53-19
26-10 Home
67%
Who Will Win?
33%
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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

Broadcast:

ESPN

Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will cross paths with Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Betting Odds

Line: Toronto -2

Moneyline: -137

Over/Under: 216

Movement 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.
Raptors vs Celtics: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Toronto Raptors 42-30 38-36 57-19
Boston Celtics 43-26 32-38 52-24

Raptors Preview

Impact Players

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.

Insights

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.

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Celtics Preview

Impact Players

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.

Insights

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.

Trends

Previous Betting Results (Regular Season)

Raptors vs Celtics previous results: straight up, ATS, Over/Under
Date Home Home Score Away Away Score Spread Cover Over/Under Result
08-07-2020 Raptors 100 Celtics 122 -1.5 N 221.5 O
12-28-2019 Celtics 97 Raptors 113 -7 N 216 U
12-25-2019 Raptors 102 Celtics 118 +4 N 213 O
10-25-2019 Celtics 112 Raptors 106 -2.5 Y 213 O
02-26-2019 Raptors 118 Celtics 95 -4.5 Y 227 U
01-16-2019 Celtics 117 Raptors 108 -3.5 Y 224 O
10-19-2018 Raptors 113 Celtics 101 -3.5 Y 209.5 O
Team Records
  BOS TOR  
57-29
All
60-23
28-15
Home
28-14
29-14
Away
32-9
47-19
as Fav
49-11
10-10
as Dog
11-12
49-33
ATS
46-36
21-20
ATS Home
23-19
28-13
ATS Away
23-17
41-44
O/U
41-42
21-22
O/U Home
20-22
20-22
O/U Away
21-20
Leaders
Points
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
1547
Siakam Photo
Toronto Raptors
1371
Rebounds
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
460
Ibaka Photo
Toronto Raptors
452
Assists
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
200
Siakam Photo
Toronto Raptors
207
Last 5 Games
Celtics
Date Opp Result
09/19 @
Heat logo
MIA
W 117-106
09/17 vs
Heat logo
MIA
L 106-101
09/15 vs
Heat logo
MIA
L 117-114
09/11 @
Raptors logo
TOR
W 92-87
09/09 vs
Raptors logo
TOR
L 125-122
Raptors
Date Opp Result
09/11 vs
Celtics logo
BOS
L 92-87
09/09 @
Celtics logo
BOS
W 125-122
09/07 vs
Celtics logo
BOS
L 111-89
09/05 @
Celtics logo
BOS
W 100-93
09/03 @
Celtics logo
BOS
W 104-103