Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Raptors versus the Celtics? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at TD Garden in Boston, MA. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 220.5 points and the Celtics are the favorite to win at home vs. the Raptors.
TORONTO RAPTORS VS BOSTON CELTICS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Toronto Raptors +8
This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:00 ET on Saturday, November 11th.
WHY BET THE TORONTO RAPTORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-109 in favor of the Celtics.
- Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 16 threes.
Do the Raptors Stand a Chance in Boston?
Coming into today’s matchup, the Raptors will be looking to build on their current two game winning streak and their overall record is currently 4-4. In road games, the Raptors have a 2-2 record this season, in contrast to their 2-2 record when playing at home.
Against the spread, Toronto are currently above .500, at 5-3 ATS. On the road, the Raptors have an ATS record of 3-1 compared to a 2-2 record vs. the spread at home.
The Raptors offense is coming off a game in which they scored 127 points vs. the Mavericks. Overall their field goal percentage was 49.5% while connecting on 11 threes. On offense, Raptors has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 46%. So far, they are 28th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 69%.
So far, the Raptors’ defense is ranked 8th in the league at 108.5 points per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Raptors squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 51.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 32.5% from downtown.
Can the Celtics Grab a Win at Home?
The Celtics head into today’s action with an overall record of 6-2 and have gone 3-0 over their previous three games. Away from home, the Celtics have a 3-2 record this season, while maintaining a 3-0 record in their home games.
So far, Boston’s ATS record is below .500 at 3-4. Boston has covered the spread in two consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 2-1 at home as opposed to 1-3 on the road.
The Celtics’ offense finished with 121 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 120.6 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Celtics have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 17th in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 10th in terms of percentage and 2nd in three-pointers made.
Boston’s defense has been playing well, ranking 7th in the NBA with 108.4 points allowed per game.
Opponents are hitting 51.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 33.9% of their three-point attempts.