Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 11/10/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
TD Garden is the site where the Boston Celtics (4-6) will attempt to beat the Toronto Raptors (6-5) on Friday.
The Raptors faced the Nets and ended up losing by a score of 116-103 in their last game. Toronto walked away from the contest having earned a 47.1% FG percentage (41 of 87) and made 7 out of their 30 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Raptors made 14 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 35 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 23 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 0 turnovers and earning 10 steals. With respect to the defense, Toronto allowed their opponent to shoot 51.3% from the floor on 41 out of 80 shooting. Brooklyn doled out 48 dimes and had 29 steals in this contest. On top of that, Brooklyn pulled down 36 rebounds (12 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Brooklyn ended up shooting 85.0% at the charity stripe by burying 17 of 20 attempts. They also made 17 of their 38 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to personal fouls, the Raptors walked away with 16 while the Nets finished the game with 15 personal fouls.
Fred VanVleet is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. VanVleet finished shooting 42.9% from the field and also recorded 8 assists. He was on the hardwood for 41 mins and also snagged 4 rebounds. He finished with 21 points on 6 out of 14 shooting.
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Toronto steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 6-5 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Toronto is pulling down 46.3 boards per contest and has accumulated 222 assists on the season, which is 22nd in the league in terms of passing. The Raptors are connecting on 33.2% on 3-pointers (117 of 352) and 76.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 104.7 points per contest (22nd in the league) on 43.4% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Raptors are able to force 17.5 turnovers per game and they draw 17.3 fouls. They give up 35.3% on 3-point attempts and they are 4th in the league in opponents PPG (101.8). The Raptors defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.3% (407 of 899) and they relinquish 42.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 18th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 245 conceded on the campaign.
When they last played, the Celtics took a loss by a score of 107-104 when they faced the Mavericks. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Boston permitted Dallas to collect 33 in total (7 offensive). They finished 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by going 13 out of 39 and ended up shooting 12 out of 14 at the free throw line (85.7%). The Celtics allowed the Mavericks to knock down 41 of their 78 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.6% for this game. When this game wrapped up, the Celtics finished the game shooting 42 out of 86 from the floor which had them at 48.8%. In reference to shots from distance, Boston knocked down 9 out of their 31 attempts (29.0%). They were able to convert 11 of those for a percentage of 68.8%. The Mavericks had 15 personal fouls for this contest which took the Celtics to the free throw line for 16 shots. They turned it over 11 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Celtics snagged 28 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this matchup.
Jayson Tatum ended up being important for the Celtics in the matchup. Tatum earned 32 points in his 38 mins of playing time and totaled 2 assists for the contest. He knocked down 12 out of 19 for this game for a field goal percentage of 63.2%, and had 11 rebounds.
Boston has a record of 4-6 for the year. As an offense, the Celtics are hitting on 43.3% from the field, which ranks 24th in the NBA. Boston has scored 1,088 pts so far this season (108.8 per contest) and they grab 45.5 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.9 times per contest (18th in the league) and they turn it over 13.9 times per contest. The Celtics commit 20.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 77.9% from the free throw line.
The Celtics defensively are ranked 24th in the NBA in points given up per game with 110.2. They have forced 16.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the floor (10th in the league). The Boston defense gives up 33.2% on 3-point attempts (123 of 371) and their opposition makes 78.4% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 21.4 assists and 49.7 boards per game, which has them ranked 8th and 29th in basketball.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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