Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 9/11/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -2
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are headed to AdventHealth Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of their series. Boston opens this game as 2-point favorites. The total is set at 208.
Toronto tied the series on Wednesday with a 125-122 win in Game 6 that went into 2 overtimes. Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 33 pts, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists as the defending champs staved off elimination. Jayson Tatum led Boston in the loss with 29 points, 14 boards, and 9 assists.
The Celtics are covering 61.5% of the time, having gone 48-30-4 ATS. Toronto is covering 56.8% of the time, going 46-35-1 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
9/9/2020 Vincent Poirier C Personal Game Time Decision
9/9/2020 Javonte Green SG Knee Game Time Decision
8/18/2020 Gordon Hayward SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
9/9/2020 Patrick McCaw SF Knee Game Time Decision
9/9/2020 Oshae Brissett SF Knee Game Time Decision
Jayson Tatum comes into this game averaging 23.4 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Marcus Smart averages 12.9 points per contest in 32.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Pascal Siakam scores 22.9 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Kyle Lowry averages 19.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 113.7 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.8 per game. The Celtics allow 107.3 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 14th in the NBA with 112.8 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.24. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 25.2. The Raptors are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Raptors give up 106.5 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Boston is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Toronto is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The Raptors are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +2
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