Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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The Boston Celtics travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 37-23. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.0 as they average 112.8 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 44-17. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 114.1 points per contest and give up 108.9, which is a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 30-29-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 35-25-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 26-32-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 33-27-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
02/03/19 C Aron Baynes Foot is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/13/19 PG Fred VanVleet Thumb is out indefinitely
Kyrie Irving averages 23.8 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 9.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Boston averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 108.9 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Toronto is 6th in the league with 114.1 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Raptors are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Celtics are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Boston is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Toronto is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Raptors are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -5
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