Planning on watching today’s Celtics and Raptors game? Catch the action at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, as the Raptors hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on NBCS. The Celtics are the favorites in this Atlantic division matchup against the Raptors. The over/under for the game is set at 217.5 points.
BOSTON CELTICS VS TORONTO RAPTORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Toronto Raptors +7
This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE TORONTO RAPTORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-109 in favor of the Celtics.
- Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 16 threes.
Do the Celtics Have What it Takes in Toronto?
Coming into today’s game vs. the Raptors, the Celtics are looking to build on their above .500 record of 9-2. In road games, the Celtics have a 4-2 record this season, in contrast to their 5-0 record when playing at home.
The Celtics have covered the spread successfully in their previous four games and maintain an overall ATS record of 6-4. When playing on the road, the Celtics hold an ATS record of 2-3 in contrast to a 4-1 record against the spread when playing at home.
In their recent game, the Celtics’ offense concluded with 117 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 119.4 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jayson Tatum who comes into today’s matchup averaging 28.5. Jaylen Brown also heads into the game with a PPG average of 22.9.
So far this season, the Celtics defense has been performing well, ranking 4th in the NBA at 106.0 points allowed per contest.
Opponents are hitting 49.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.4% of their three-point attempts.
Can the Raptors Pull Off a Home Win?
So far this season, the Raptors has a record of 5-6, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Celtics. The Eastern Conference sees the Raptors currently at 11th, and in the Atlantic division, they are 5th.
For this season, Toronto has an ATS record of 5-6, along with an ongoing three game losing streak against the spread. Toronto has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 2-4 ATS at home compared to 3-2 on the road.
In their latest game, the Raptors offense put up 112 points against the Bucks. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 39.6% and made 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Scottie Barnes, who is averaging 20.9 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Pascal Siakam also maintains a PPG average of 18.7 heading into game.
At present, the Raptors’ defense is ranked 8th, allowing 110.9 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Raptors are forcing 14.3 per game, which is 16th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 20th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.