Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 11/11/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Toronto Raptors (4-4) are headed to TD Garden on Saturday where they will try to beat the Boston Celtics (5-2).
The Raptors stepped onto the hardwood against the Mavericks and took home the win by a score of 127-116 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Raptors ended up with 25 and the Mavericks finished the game with 21 personal fouls. They also made 17 of their 41 shots from distance. Dallas finished the contest at 61.3% from the free throw line by making 19 of their 31 tries. On top of that, Dallas totaled 38 boards (6 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Dallas dished out 25 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Concerning the defense, Toronto let their opponent shoot 47.6% from the floor on 40 out of 84 shooting. They also recorded 27 assists for this contest while forcing 15 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In relation to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 50 with 15 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Raptors knocked down 18 of their 27 shots for a rate of 66.7%. Toronto wrapped up the contest with a 49.5% FG percentage (49 out of 99) and knocked down 11 out of their 36 3-pointers.
Pascal Siakam is a guy who was important in the game. Siakam went 60.0% from the floor and also earned 5 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and also collected 12 boards. He scored 31 points on 15 out of 25 shooting.
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Toronto will enter this game with a win-loss record of 4-4 for the season. They are turning it over 15.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 21.0 fouls every game. As a team, Toronto is pulling down 47.0 boards per game and has racked up 220 assists on the year, which ranks 7th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Raptors are hitting 35.1% on three-point shots (99 of 282) and 69.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 109.6 pts per contest (22nd in the NBA) on 46.2% from the field.
On defense, the Raptors have forced 14.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 7th in basketball in giving up assists with 178 surrendered on the season. The Raptors are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.2% (317 of 718) and they relinquish 45.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 8th in the NBA in points per game allowed (108.5).
In their last game, the Celtics took a loss by a final score of 106-103 against the 76ers. In reference to rebounding, Boston allowed Philadelphia to snag 56 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They shot 26.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 9 out of 34 and ended up shooting 13 out of 15 at the charity stripe (86.7%). The Celtics allowed the 76ers to make 42 of their 95 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.2% for this game. When all was said and done, the Celtics ended up going 36 out of 91 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.6%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Boston buried 15 out of 47 attempts (31.9%). They were able to make 16 of those for a percentage of 84.2%. The 76ers committed 16 fouls for this game which got the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 8 steals in the matchup. The Celtics were able to snag 34 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 43 in this matchup.
Kristaps Porzingis was important for the Celtics for the game. Porzingis tallied 29 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 3 dimes in this contest. He converted 10 out of 19 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 52.6%, and had 6 rebounds.
Boston has a record of 5-2 this year. The Celtics are committing 19.6 personal fouls every game and they go 82.5% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.7 times per game (25th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.4 times per contest. Boston has accounted for 844 points on the campaign (120.6 per game) and they average 49.6 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Celtics are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 16th in basketball.
The Celtics on the defensive side of the court are 9th in the league in PPG given up with 108.6. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.0% from the floor (3rd in the league). The Boston defense allows 33.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (89 of 270) and their opposition knocks down 66.0% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 24.0 assists and 43.7 boards per game, which is ranked 9th and 12th in basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto
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