Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 48-21 and a road record of 20-13. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 103 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. Toronto is 11-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 33-11. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 41-30 and a home record of 24-12. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106 points per game and surrendering 102.3, good for a point differential of 3.7. Boston has a division record of 9-6 and a conference record of 28-19. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.9 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 22.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Toronto averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 98.3 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 categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Boston averages 106 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 12th with 13.9 per game. The Celtics allow 102.3 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 5th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Celtics force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Raptors average 101.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Raptors have an offensive rating of 110.1 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 93 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Celtics score 106.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 106 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.5 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 37-31-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 36-31-2 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 37-32-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 35-35-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/22/16 F James Johnson Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
03/22/16 C Jonas Valanciunas Hand "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
03/22/16 F Patrick Patterson Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
03/22/16 F Jonas Jerebko Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
03/13/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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