NBA Betting Preview: Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics
Favorite: Boston Celtics (48-24)
Underdog: Toronto Raptors (53-19)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Monday at 6:30 PM ET
Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors will cross paths with Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics on Monday.
Line: Toronto -1
Over/Under: 212Movement Analysis: The total stands at its initial figure, displaying no notable movement. Boston has a record of 29-22 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Toronto is 13-9 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Tatum leads the attack, responsible for 20.9% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.6 shot attempts. Kanter is a force in the low block, he averages 2.8 offensive boards a game and grabs 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is conducted by Smart, who is responsible for 21.6% of all assists, while turning the ball over 1.7 times a game.
Boston can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 23-21 when they fail to reach their 113 scoring average. Toronto allows 106.3 per game. The Celtics are 22-21 when they shoot below their 46% season average from the field. The Raptors allow opponents to shoot 43%. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Boston, who has a record of 22-19 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.1 season average. Toronto causes 15.9 turnovers a game.
Siakam powers the attack, accounting for 20.3% of the Raptors total offense, while taking an average of 18.4 shots per game. Ibaka is a supplier of second chances, he averages 2.1 offensive rebounds a game and grabs 18.1% of his team's rebounds. The Raptors offense is run by Siakam, who accounts for 13.8% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.5 times a game.
Toronto can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 20-19 when they fail to reach their 112.8 scoring average. Boston allows 106.6 per game. The Raptors are 21-17 when they shoot below their 37% season average from three. The Celtics allow opponents to shoot 33%. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Toronto who have a record of 29-12 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.8 season average, Boston forces 14.3 turnovers a contest.
Toronto : 110
Boston : 109
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