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?Wednesday at 6:30 PM ET
Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors will cross paths with Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.
Line: Boston -3
Over/Under: 210Movement Analysis: The total is static at its opening figure, showing no major movement. Boston has a record of 30-22 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Toronto is 13-10 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Tatum is a major contributor, responsible for 20.8% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.5 shot attempts. Kanter is a player to watch, he averages 2.8 offensive boards a game and records 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 contest.
Boston can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 24-21 when they fail to reach their 113 scoring average. Toronto allows 106.3 per game. The Celtics are 18-23 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Raptors allow opponents to shoot 34%. The Raptors give up 45.9 rebounds per contest. Boston hopes to capitalize, going 26-9 when they record over their average of 45.9.
Siakam is a major contributor, accounting for 20.4% of the Raptors total offense, while taking an average of 18.4 field goal attempts. Ibaka is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.1 offensive rebounds a contest and collects 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 contest.
Toronto can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 20-20 when they fail to reach their 112.5 scoring average. Boston allows 106.4 per contest. The Raptors are 21-18 when they shoot below their 37% season average from three. The Celtics allow opponents to shoot 33%. 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 per contest.
Boston : 110
Toronto : 109
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