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?Friday at 9:00 PM ET
The Boston Celtics, led by Jayson Tatum, will challenge the Toronto Raptors in an NBA matchup on Friday.
Line: Boston -2.5
Over/Under: 204.5Movement Analysis: The total sits at its initial figure, showing no major change. Boston has a record of 30-22 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Toronto is 13-10 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Tatum is a major contributor, responsible for 20.9% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.6 shot attempts. Kanter is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.8 offensive boards a contest and collects 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is orchestrated by Smart, who is responsible for 21.5% 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 26-21 when they fail to reach their 113.1 scoring average. Toronto allows 106.5 a game. The Celtics are 18-23 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 has a record of 22-20 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.1 season average. Toronto causes 15.9 turnovers a contest.
Siakam powers the attack, accounting for 20.3% of the Raptors total offense, while taking an average of 18.4 field goal attempts. Ibaka is a supplier of second chances, he averages 2.1 offensive rebounds a game and records 18.1% of his team's rebounds. The Raptors offense is orchestrated by Siakam, who accounts for 13.9% 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 20-20 when they fail to reach their 112.6 scoring average. Boston allows 106.6 a contest. The Raptors are 21-18 when they shoot below their 37% season average from three. The Celtics allow opponents to shoot 34%. The Raptors can win with a less than stellar output on the boards, sporting a record of 28-15 when they fail to reach their 45.3 rebounding average, Boston allows 44.1 boards a contest.
Boston : 110
Toronto : 110
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