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?Saturday at 6:30 PM ET
The Toronto Raptors, led by Pascal Siakam, will go toe-to-toe with the Boston Celtics in an NBA matchup on Saturday.
Line: Toronto -1.5
Over/Under: 213Movement Analysis: The over/under sits at its original mark, displaying no major change. Toronto has a record of 31-24 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Boston is 17-5 against the spread as underdogs this season.
Siakam powers the attack, accounting for 19.8% 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 game and records 18% of his team's rebounds. The Raptors offense is run 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 19-19 when they fail to reach their 112.9 scoring average. Boston allows 106.7 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 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 contest.
Tatum leads the attack, accounting for 20.7% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.6 shots per game. Kanter is a force down low, he averages 2.8 offensive rebounds a contest and collects 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is orchestrated by Tatum, who accounts for 13.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.3 times a contest.
Boston can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 25-20 when they fail to reach their 113.3 scoring average. Toronto allows 106.4 per contest. The Celtics are 17-22 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Raptors allow opponents to shoot 34%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Boston who have a record of 22-18 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.1 season average, Toronto forces 16 turnovers a contest.
Toronto : 110
Boston : 110
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