Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Boston Celtics travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 1 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 39-15. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 103.2 points per game while giving up 98.4 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 36-16. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.4 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 33-19-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 26-27-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 28-24-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 27-25-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
02/05/18 PG Kyrie Irving Quad is "?" Tuesday vs Toronto
02/04/18 SF Marcus Morris Hip is "?" Tuesday vs Toronto
01/26/18 SG Marcus Smart Hand is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jaylen Brown comes into this contest averaging 5.6 points per game while playing 15 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Jayson Tatum averages 13.9 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 24.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 103.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.9 per game. The Celtics allow 98.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the league with 111.4 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.54. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Raptors surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Celtics are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 102.2, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 30th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Boston is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 28th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston +1
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