Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/12/2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 2 point favorites.
The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 7-4. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 110.1 points per contest while giving up 105.2 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 11-2. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per contest and giving up 94.0, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 10-2-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 4-9-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/11/17 C Al Horford Concussion is "?" Sunday vs. Toronto
11/11/17 PG Kyrie Irving Head is "?" Sunday vs. Toronto
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. DeMar DeRozan averages 24.7 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Al Horford averages 14.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kyrie Irving averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 110.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.91 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 14.5 per game. The Raptors allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 23rd in the league with 102.8 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.77. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.6 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Celtics are 26th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Celtics surrender 94 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.2 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Raptors are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Toronto is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 11th in the league.
Boston is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 30th in the league. The Celtics are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 97 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -2
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