Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 10/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+8)
The Toronto Raptors (0-1) are hitting the road to TD Garden on Friday where they will take on the Boston Celtics (0-1). Toronto opens this contest as 8-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 221.
The Raptors stepped onto the hardwood against the Wizards and took a loss by a score of 98-83 in their last contest. Toronto wrapped up the game having earned a 30.9% field goal percentage (30 of 97) and converted 7 of their 34 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Raptors converted 16 of 22 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 54 with 19 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 14 assists in this contest in addition to creating 8 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In regard to the defense, Toronto allowed 44.4% from the floor on 36 out of 81 shooting. Washington recorded 51 dimes and had 20 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Washington collected 44 boards (7 offensive, 37 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Washington finished 80.8% at the free throw line by making 21 of their 26 attempts. They converted 5 out of their 27 shots from downtown.
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OG Anunoby is someone who came through for this game. He had 11 points on 3 out of 17 shooting. He played 34 mins played and also pulled down 10 boards. Anunoby walked away from this one shooting 17.6% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist.
Toronto heads into this game after finishing with a win-loss record of 0-1 last season. They lost possession via turnover 13.2 times per game and as a team committed 21.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Toronto grabbed 41.6 boards per contest and earned 1,735 assists throughout last season, which ranked 20th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Raptors hit on 36.8% on three-point attempts (1,041 of 2,831) and 81.5% from the charity stripe. They averaged 111.3 pts per contest (19th in basketball) while shooting 44.8% from the field. On defense, the Raptors were able to force 16.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They relinquished 37.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they were 15th in the league in points per game allowed (111.7). The Raptors defense allowed a field goal percentage of 46.1% (2,809 of 6,099) and they relinquished 45.9 boards per contest as a squad. They were ranked 26th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,872 surrendered over the course of last season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Celtics took a loss by a score of 138-134 against the Knicks. The Celtics were able to corral 41 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 56 for the contest. They also turned it over 18 times, while getting 13 steals for the game. The Knicks had 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to bury 17 of those for a rate of 73.9%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Boston buried 21 out of 57 tries (36.8%). Overall, the Celtics finished the game shooting 48 out of 117 from the field which had them at 41.0%. The Celtics allowed the Knicks to convert 51 of 105 tries from the floor which left them shooting 48.6% for this contest. They finished 37.8% from behind the 3-point line by going 17 of 45 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 27 from the charity stripe (70.4%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Boston allowed New York to snag 48 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Jaylen Brown pitched in for the Celtics in this contest. He knocked down 16 of 30 for the game giving him a rate of 53.3%, and accounted for 9 rebounds. Brown tallied 46 points in his 46 mins on the court and accumulated 6 dimes for the matchup.
Boston had a record of 0-1 last season. The Celtics were responsible for committing 20.4 personal fouls every game and they connected on 77.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists was at 23.5 times per contest (25th in the league) and they turned it over 14.1 times per game. Boston accounted for 8,109 points last year (112.6 per game) and they collected 44.3 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Celtics hit 46.6% from the field, which had them ranked 19th in the league. The Celtics defensively were ranked 11th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.2. They forced 14.1 TO's every game and let teams shoot 46.4% from the field (14th in basketball). The Boston defense allowed 37.4% on 3-pointers (925 of 2,473) and their opponents connected on 78.5% of their free throw shots. They surrendered 24.1 dimes and 42.5 rebounds per game, which was ranked 9th and 6th in those categories on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston (-8) and over 221 points
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