Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 3/28/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Toronto Raptors (42-32) welcome the Boston Celtics (46-28) at Scotiabank Arena on Monday.
The Celtics took the court against the Jazz and went home with a win by a final score of 125-97 in their last contest. Boston wrapped up the contest with a 59.5% field goal percentage (50 of 84) and converted 19 of 36 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Celtics buried 6 of their 7 tries for a rate of 85.7%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 39 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 37 assists for the matchup while forcing 1 turnovers and having 8 steals. In relation to defense, Boston allowed their opponent to shoot 39.8% from the field on 35 of 88 shooting. Utah distributed 40 assists and had 13 steals for this contest. Additionally, Utah had 24 rebounds (16 offensive, 8 defensive) and had 10 blocks. Utah ended up going 90.5% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of their 21 tries. They also converted 8 of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. Concerning fouls, the Celtics ended up with 20 while the Jazz racked up 14 fouls.
Jayson Tatum is a player who was a contributor in this game. Tatum shot 60.0% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. He played 29 minutes and pulled down 3 rebounds. He accumulated 26 points on 9 of 15 shooting.
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Boston will play this game with a record of 46-28 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Boston is collecting 46.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,798 dimes this year, which is 14th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Celtics are connecting on 35.1% on shots from 3-point land (954 of 2,716) and 81.7% from the free throw line. They average 110.4 pts per game (16th in basketball) while connecting on 46.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Celtics are forcing 13.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 fouls. They are giving up 33.6% from 3-point land and they rank 1st in the NBA in opponents points per game (103.8). The Celtics defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.1% (2,805 of 6,510) and they relinquish 44.1 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 1st in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,585 conceded so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Raptors got the win with a final of 131-91 when they played the Pacers. Concerning cleaning the glass, Toronto permitted Indiana to pull down 26 in total (9 offensive). They finished 30.6% from distance by connecting on 11 out of 36 and ended up shooting 14 out of 20 at the free throw line (70.0%). The Raptors allowed the Pacers to convert 33 out of their 79 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.8% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Raptors shot 51 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a rate of 60.7%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Toronto knocked down 15 of their 32 attempts (46.9%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. The Pacers were called for 13 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Raptors to the charity stripe for 19 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 6 times, while earning 9 steals for this contest. The Raptors collected 33 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 42 for the game.
Pascal Siakam ended up being a major contributor for the Raptors in this contest. He made 10 out of 15 for the contest for a rate of 66.7%, and had 6 rebounds. Siakam earned 23 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and had 7 assists in the game.
Toronto has a mark of 42-32 this year. The Raptors are responsible for committing 19.7 personal fouls every game and they shoot 75.5% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 22.1 times per contest (28th in the NBA) and they turn it over 12.5 times per game. Toronto has totaled 8,071 points for the year (109.1 per game) and they pull in 45.3 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Raptors are hitting on 44.5% from the field, which has them ranked 25th in basketball.
The Toronto defense concedes 35.2% on shots from distance (904 of 2,566) and opponents are knocking down 79.1% of their free throw shots. They allow 25.1 assists and 44.0 total rebounds per game, ranking them 21st and 11th in the league. The Raptors on the defensive end are ranked 9th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 107.1. They are able to force 15.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (17th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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