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?Tuesday at 5:30 PM ET
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will face Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.
Line: Toronto -1.5
Over/Under: 217.5Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its initial figure, indicating no notable movement. Toronto has a record of 31-22 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Boston is 15-5 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Siakam is a major contributor, responsible for 19.9% of the Raptors total offense, while taking an average of 18.3 shot attempts. Ibaka is a force down low, he averages 2.1 offensive boards a contest and collects 18% of his team's rebounds. The Raptors offense is orchestrated by Lowry, who is responsible for 29.5% 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 21-18 when they fail to reach their 113.2 scoring average. Boston allows 106.8 per contest. The Raptors are 21-17 when they shoot below their 46% season average from the field. The Celtics allow opponents to shoot 44%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Toronto, who has a record of 29-12 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.9 season average. Boston forces 14.4 turnovers a contest.
Tatum powers the attack, accounting for 20.6% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.6 field goal attempts. Kanter is a player to watch, he averages 2.8 offensive rebounds a contest and grabs 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is orchestrated by Tatum, who is responsible 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 24-19 when they fail to reach their 113.6 scoring average. Toronto allows 106.5 a game. The Celtics are 17-21 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Raptors allow opponents to shoot 34%. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Boston who have a record of 21-17 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.1 season average, Toronto causes 16 turnovers per contest.
Toronto : 110
Boston : 110
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