53-19
27-9 Away
September 3
Final
104:103
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TOR 28 19 29 28 104
BOS 33 24 23 23 103
48-24
26-10 Home
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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?

Thursday at 6:30 PM ET

Broadcast:

TNT, TSN

Pascal Siakam will lead Toronto against Jayson Tatum and Boston on Thursday.

Betting Odds

Line: Boston -0.5

Moneyline: -110

Over/Under: 215

Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its opening mark, indicating no swings. Toronto has a record of 31-23 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Boston is 16-5 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Celtics vs Raptors: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Toronto Raptors 42-32 38-38 57-21
Boston Celtics 45-26 32-40 54-24

Raptors Preview

Impact Players

Siakam leads the attack, accounting for 19.9% of the Raptors total offense, while taking an average of 18.3 shot attempts. Ibaka is a player to watch, he averages 2.1 offensive boards a contest and collects 18% of his team's rebounds. The Raptors offense is conducted by Lowry, who is responsible for 29.5% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.1 times a contest.

Insights

Toronto can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 18-19 when they fail to reach their 113 scoring average. Boston allows 106.7 per game. The Raptors are 20-17 when they shoot below their 37% season average from three. The Celtics allow opponents to shoot 33%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Toronto, who has a record of 29-12 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.8 season average. Boston causes 14.4 turnovers a game.

Trends

Celtics Preview

Impact Players

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 supplier of second chances, he averages 2.8 offensive rebounds a game and collects 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is conducted 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 25-19 when they fail to reach their 113.4 scoring average. Toronto allows 106.5 per 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 give up 46 rebounds per contest, Boston stands to benefit, going 26-9 when they collect over their average of 45.9.

Trends

Prediction

Boston : 110

Toronto : 110

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
  TOR BOS  
60-23
All
58-30
28-14
Home
29-15
32-9
Away
29-15
49-11
as Fav
48-20
11-12
as Dog
10-10
46-36
ATS
50-34
23-19
ATS Home
22-20
23-17
ATS Away
28-14
41-42
O/U
43-44
20-22
O/U Home
22-22
21-20
O/U Away
21-22
Leaders
Points
Siakam Photo
Toronto Raptors
1371
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
1547
Rebounds
Ibaka Photo
Toronto Raptors
452
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
460
Assists
Siakam Photo
Toronto Raptors
207
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
200
Last 5 Games
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
Celtics
Date Opp Result
09/25 vs
Heat logo
MIA
W 108-121
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