Friday, March 18, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Boston Celtics travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, March 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 39-29 and a road record of 16-17. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 106 points per game while giving up 102.4 per contest. Boston is 8-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-18. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 45-21 and a home record of 26-8. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103 points per game and surrendering 98.4, good for a point differential of 4.6. Toronto has a division record of 10-1 and a conference record of 30-11. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Avery Bradley averages 15 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.8 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Boston averages 106 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.8 per game. The Celtics allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Toronto averages 103 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 6th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Raptors force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Celtics average 105.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10 per contest. The Celtics have an offensive rating of 106.9 and a defensive rating of 103.2. In terms of pace they average 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Raptors score 104.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.4 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 110.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 35-31-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 34-33-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 35-30-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 36-28-2 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
03/17/16 F Jonas Jerebko Ankle "?" Friday vs. Toronto
03/13/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/16/16 C Jonas Valanciunas Hand missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Indiana
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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