The Boston Celtics (4-6) will play the Toronto Raptors (6-5) on Friday night at TD Garden, so check out all our NBA betting to learn more. Read our Wizards at Cavaliers NBA betting tip here!
The Toronto Raptors lost their last game, 116-103, against the Brooklyn Nets. Toronto finished with a 47.1 percent field goal percentage (41 of 87) and hit 7 of its 30 3-point attempts. The Raptors shot 14 of their 18 attempts on target for a 77.8% success rate, from the charity stripe. They grabbed 35 rebounds, 8 of which were offensive, and gave out 23 assists in the contest. They also forced 0 turnovers and stole 10 balls in the game. Toronto gave up a 51.3 percent shooting average and 41 of 80 shots on target in this game.
Brooklyn handed out 48 assists and had 29 steals in the victory. In addition, Brooklyn grabbed 36 rebounds (12 offensive, 24 defensive) and blocked 6 shots. The Nets shot an efficient 85 percent from the charity stripe, with 17 of 20 attempts sinking. They made 17 of their 38 three-point tries. The Raptors had 16 personal fouls to the Nets’ 15. In the last contest against Brooklyn, Fred VanVleet was a major component. VanVleet shot 42.9 percent from the field and had eight assists in the series. He played 41 minutes on the floor and grabbed four rebounds. On 6 of 14 shooting, he scored 21 points.
Toronto Raptors NBA Betting
Toronto enters this NBA matchup with a 6-5 record this season. They commit 12.8 turnovers per game and as a unit, they foul 18.9 times each night. Toronto is averaging 46.3 rebounds a game this season. The Raptors have recorded 222 assists on the year, which is 22nd in terms of passing within the league. The Raptors are hitting 33.2 percent of their 3-point attempts (117 of 352) and 76.5 percent from the free throw line, which is a league-best mark.
They presently have a 104.7 average points per game (22nd in the NBA) on 43.4 percent shooting from the field. When they are on defense, the Raptors force 17.5 turnovers per game and draw 17.3 fouls. They allow 35.3% shooting from beyond the arc, which is good for fourth in the league overall (101.8). The Raptors are allowing 45.3 percent shooting from the field (407 of 899) and 42.7 rebounds per game this season. They have allowed 245 assists to their opponents this season, placing them 18th in the NBA.
Boston Celtics NBA Prediction
They took a loss by a score of 107-104 against the Mavericks when they last played. In terms of how they attacked the glass, Dallas was able to collect 33 total (7 offensive) when discussing how Boston defended it. The Celtics finished 33.3 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc, going 13 for 39 and shooting 12 for 14 at the free-throw line (85.7%). The Mavericks shot 41 of their 78 attempts from the field, giving them a rate of 52.6 percent in this game. The Celtics finished the game by shooting 42 out of 86, which resulted in a 48.8 percent clip. Boston buried 9 of their 31 shots from long range (29%).
The Celtics converted 11 of their 16 free throws for a conversion rate of 68.8 percent, while the Mavericks converted 15 personal fouls into this game, taking the Celtics to the free throw line 16 times. They committed 11 turnovers and collected six steals in this game. For this game, the Celtics grabbed 28 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 overall boards. Boston’s Jayson Tatum was crucial in the game. Tatum scored 32 points in his 38 minutes of action, with 2 assists. He made 12 of 19 shots for a 63.2 field goal percentage and 11 rebounds.
Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics NBA Odds
The Boston Celtics are 4-6 on the season. The Celtics are hitting 43.3% of their field goals, which puts them 24th in the NBA (1,088 points through ten games). Their rebounding average is 45.5 per game. They have a 22.9 percent assist rate, which is good for 18th in the league, and they turn it over 13.9 times per game. Every Celtics game features 20.6 personal fouls and a 77.9% free throw accuracy so far this season.
The Celtics have the 24th-best defensive rating in the NBA, giving up 110.2 points per game. They’ve had 16 TOs and allowed teams to shoot 44.1 percent from the field (10th in the league). The Boston defense allows opponents to shoot 33.2 percent from behind the arc (123 of 371), and their free throw percentage is 78.4 percent. They’ve given up 21.4 assists and 49.7 rebounds per game, putting them in eighth and 29th place in the league, respectively.
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take Toronto
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