Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, October 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 4 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 58-24. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of 6.1 as they averaged 114.4 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Celtics had an overall mark of 49-33 last year. They were 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 112.4 points per contest and gave up 108.0, which was a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors were 50-54-1 against the spread last season
The Toronto Raptors were 54-50-1 against the over/under last year
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics were 43-46-2 against the spread last season
The Boston Celtics were 50-41-0 against the over/under last year
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/19/2019 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF Groin Game Time Decision
10/19/2019 Patrick McCaw SF Knee Game Time Decision
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/19/2019 Tacko Fall C Head Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Romeo Langford SG Knee Game Time Decision
10/17/2019 Robert Williams C Concussion Game Time Decision
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest after averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 4.8 rebounds per game and dished out 8.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 41% while his free throw percentage finished at 83%. Pascal Siakam averaged 16.9 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 3.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 55% for the year while his free throw percentage was 79%.
Kemba Walker averaged 25.6 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 4.4 rebounds per game and had 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was at 84%. Jayson Tatum averaged 15.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averaged 6.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averaged 114.4 points per contest last season, which ranked them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 6.1 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 6th in the league. They averaged 45.2 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranked them 17th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 15th with 14.0 per game. The Raptors allowed 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 9th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 44.8 rebounds a game which ranked 13th and they gave up 24.5 assists per contest, which put them in 15th place in the league. They forced 14.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston was 14th in the league with 112.4 points per game last year. They were 14th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 4.4. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 7th in the NBA. They were 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.3. The Celtics were 28th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Celtics surrendered 108.0 points per contest, which ranked them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 8th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics were 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game last season.
The Raptors were 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 107.1 was ranked 5th last season. In terms of pace they were 14th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% was 3rd. As a team they were 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Toronto was 14th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 27th in the league.
Boston was 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 22nd in the league. The Celtics were 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 107.8 was ranked 7th. In terms of pace they were 16th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 6th. As a team they were 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -4
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