Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics NBA Tips 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 1 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 33-12. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.5 as they average 114.0 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 25-18. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 111.7 points per contest and give up 105.7, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 20-24-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 27-18-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 22-21-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 26-17-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
01/13/19 SF CJ Miles Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
01/13/19 PG Fred VanVleet Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/19/18 C Aron Baynes Hand is out indefinitely
01/15/19 PG Kyrie Irving Quad is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto
01/14/19 PG Marcus Smart Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto
Serge Ibaka comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.5 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.6 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jaylen Brown averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 114.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.4 per game. The Raptors allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 13th in the league with 111.7 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Celtics surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics were 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game last season.
The Raptors are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Toronto is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Boston is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Celtics are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 5th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +1
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