Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston as 2.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 12-3. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 7.3 as they average 116.5 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 8-6 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 105.6 points per game and surrender 101.9, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 8-7-0 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 10-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 5-9-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 6-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/15/18 SF CJ Miles Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Boston
11/15/18 F Serge Ibaka Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs Boston
11/14/18 G Danny Green Back left last game, is questionable Friday vs Boston
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
11/14/18 F Marcus Morris Illness is questionable Friday vs Toronto
10/29/18 F Daniel Theis Plantar Fasciitis is out indefinitely
Kawhi Leonard averages 24.2 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%. Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 10.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kyrie Irving averages 20.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Jaylen Brown scores 11.8 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 109.1 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 24.0 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Toronto averages 116.5 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics give up 101.9 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 47.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest. Boston is 24th in the NBA with 105.6 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.5 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 23.9. The Celtics are 26th in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Toronto is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league.
Boston is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 28th in the league. The Celtics are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto +2.5 and over 214 total points
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