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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
Raptors vs Celtics
Predictions & Game Chat
The Celtics are coming off a tough double OT loss to the Knicks in their opening game earlier this week. Tonight they'll be at TD Garden hosting the Raptors. If they can avoid turning the ball over like they did against New York, they should be a good position to cover at home. I also think we see a bounce back game from Jayson Tatum after he had a rough opening night shooting the ball. 88% of the public is on Boston and 92% of the handle is on Boston as well.
$100 | BOS -7
Historically, the betting public has proven overly optimistic toward offensive productivity in NBA matchups featuring home teams whose games go OVER the total 75% of the time (or more) and squads that go UNDER the total at least 75% of the time. Backing the UNDER in this spot has produced a 26% long-term return on investment. Three NBA games on Friday's slate meet these criteria: Raptors @ Celtics and Suns @ Lakers and Jazz @ Kings.
2021 NBA Season: Betting on Offensive Disappointment
$100 | UNDER 217.5
Won 60% of last 10 NBA predictions
The Raptors will be looking to collect a much-needed first win of the season when they play Boston Celtics. The raptors lost 98-83 to Washington in the last game. The Celtics are also coming off a loss in the last game against New York. Both teams are thus looking to bounce back from losses. Thus you can expect exhilarating performances from both ends. In the last ten meetings between the two teams, Boston has come on top in seven duels which marks them as favorites going to this match.
Looking at the last game, the Raptors struggled in the offense as evidenced by their 30% shot rate against one of the arguably poor defenses. Celtics did not play to their strengths in the opener. However, going by last season's record, their defensive record was impressive. Their offense was also great in the opener. I'm thus backing the Celtics to cruise to a win.
$100 | BOS -7
The Toronto Raptors won their season opener against the Washington Wizards, 98-83. No Raptors specifically stood out in this game. They played like a true team and had lockdown defense. The Boston Celtics lost their season opener in overtime against the New York Knicks. The score was 138-134, and the game left Knicks fans going mad in the streets of New York. Even in their loss, there was one big silver lining: Jaylen Brown. He showed out and ended the game with 46 points and nine rebounds. The Boston Celtics are going to win this game because they have star players in Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart. The Raptors have a couple of known players (Fred VanVleet, Gotan Dragic), but they are without a star since Kyle Lowry left for Miami this offseason. Bet on the Celtics.
$500 | BOS -290
Raptors lost you mean... Celtics should win though
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TOR vs BOS Consensus Picks
$100 | BOS -7
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Betting Prediction: Boston will Win, Cover the Spread, and the Total will go Over.