Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 12/25/2019 Spread Picks and Previews
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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 12/25/2019 – The defending champions Toronto Raptors are the fourth-best team in the Eastern Conference and they will be featured on Christmas day against the surging Boston Celtics in the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada. The game will start at 12 pm Eastern time and it will be televised by ESPN. The online community can catch the game via NBA League Pass or SofaScore. NBA Parlay sees the Toronto Raptors as the safer bet as compared to the Boston Celtics.
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 12/25/2019
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 12/25/2019 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
The Celtics are coming off a 26-point victory over the Charlotte Hornets and it is their third straight win. Against his former team, Kemba Walker did 23 points, four assists and five threes. But the big performance came from Jayson Tatum with 39 points, 12 rebounds and four three-pointers. In garbage time, Gary Williams performed well with 12 points, four rebounds and two assists. Against Toronto, they are much favored to win as they will come in with a good core of players that are healthy.
Players to watch: K. Walker PG 25 GP 25 GS 32.3 MIN 22.6 PTS 0.8 OR 3.4 DR 4.2 REB 5.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.4 TO 1.6 PF 2.3 AST/TO 22.49 PER
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors are smoking hot winning five straight games and the Dallas Mavericks was their most recent victim in that run. Kyle Lowry was the best player of the game with 32 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. He also dropped five three-point shots in the process. The player who stepped up from the bench is Chris Boucher who had 21 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block in just 25 minutes. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson again preformed with 18 points and nine rebounds. With Marc Gasol, Paskal Siakam and Norman Powell out, the Raptors proved that they can still win with a good system intact. Nick Nurse would love to come out and upset the Celtics right on Christmas day and together with the crowd, the Raptors will not be a surprise if they manage to win this game.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 27 GP 27 GS 36.7 MIN 25.1 PTS 1.4 OR 6.6 DR 8 REB 3.6 AST 1 STL 1 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.3 AST/TO 19.34 PER
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 12/25/2019 Betting Numbers
Boston are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
Toronto are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Gordon Hayward SF Foot is probable Wednesday vs Toronto
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
Even with the Celtics owning the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are expected by Top Online Sportsbook to win the game. The key matchup will be Kemba Walker going up against Kyle Lowry. Both point guards will be the initiators and how their teammates respond to their lead will be the difference-maker.
Moneyline: The Celtics are the underdogs and carries the ML of +122 if they win on Christmas day. The Raptors are at -149.
ATS: The Raptors and Celtics have a 3-point gap across the spread. Boston is at +3 while Toronto is at -3.
TOTALs: The Raptors are expected to go under the total of 213.5 against the Celtics who are going over.
Score Prediction: 110 – 103 Raptors