Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Boston Celtics travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 23-14. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 24-13. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.6 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 6.2.
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Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 28 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Al Horford averages 15.4 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 27.8 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Boston averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 12.5 per game. The Celtics allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Toronto averages 110.6 points per game this year which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 3rd with 12 per game. The Raptors allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 111 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.6 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 Raptors rating on offense is 115.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 20-15-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 19-18-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 22-14-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 24-13-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/09/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Toronto
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
01/09/17 C Tyler Zeller Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/22/16 PG Delon Wright Shoulder out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Jared Sullinger Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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