48-24
22-14 Away
September 11
Final
92:87
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BOS 26 24 22 20 92
TOR 27 19 25 16 87
53-19
26-10 Home
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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

Broadcast:

TNT

The Boston Celtics, led by Jayson Tatum, will challenge the Toronto Raptors in an NBA matchup on Friday.

Betting Odds

Line: Boston -2.5

Moneyline: -136

Over/Under: 204.5

Movement 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.
Raptors vs Celtics: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Boston Celtics 47-27 32-43 55-27
Toronto Raptors 43-34 38-41 60-22

Celtics Preview

Impact Players

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.

Insights

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.

Trends

Raptors Preview

Impact Players

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.

Insights

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.

Trends

Prediction

Boston : 110

Toronto : 110

Previous Betting Results (Regular Season)

Celtics vs Raptors 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  
57-30
All
60-23
28-15
Home
28-14
29-15
Away
32-9
47-20
as Fav
49-11
10-10
as Dog
11-12
49-34
ATS
46-36
21-20
ATS Home
23-19
28-14
ATS Away
23-17
42-44
O/U
41-42
21-22
O/U Home
20-22
21-22
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
09/23 @
Heat logo
MIA
L 109-112
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
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