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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 12/25/2019 Spread Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 12-25-2019 Spread Picks and Previews

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

When: December 25, 2019 12:00 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 12/25/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics +3 (-109) 213.5 o (-110) +122

Toronto Raptors
-3 (-109) 213.5 u (-110) -149
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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
J. Tatum PF 26 GP 26 GS 34 MIN 21 PTS 1.2 OR 5.8 DR 6.9 REB 2.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.7 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 17.58 PER
J. Brown SG 23 GP 23 GS 33.6 MIN 19.9 PTS 1 OR 5.9 DR 6.9 REB 2.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 3.3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 18.83 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
K. Lowry PG 17 GP 17 GS 37.6 MIN 19.5 PTS 0.6 OR 4.3 DR 4.9 REB 7.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 2.9 PF 2.5 AST/TO 17.37 PER
S. Ibaka PF 18 GP 1 GS 23.2 MIN 13.6 PTS 2.1 OR 5.4 DR 7.6 REB 1.3 AST 0.5 STL 1.1 BLK 1.9 TO 2.6 PF 0.7 AST/TO 18.43 PER

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 12/25/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
Celtics are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
Boston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Boston are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Celtics are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games this season.
Boston are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Raptors are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games against Boston.
Toronto are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games at home.
Toronto are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games when playing at home against Boston.
Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Toronto are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 8 games played on a Wednesday.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games when playing as the favourite.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Gordon Hayward SF Foot is probable Wednesday vs Toronto
Enes Kanter C Visa Issues is probable Wednesday vs Toronto
Marcus Smart PG Eye is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Toronto

Toronto Raptors

Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Norman Powell SF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Pascal Siakam PF Groin is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Toronto Raptors
43-46-2 Against the Spread 52-52-2
49-40-2 Straight Up 54-49-3
111 Points per Game 112
107 Points Allowed per Game 106
45.09 Offensive FG% 45.06
80.43 Offensive FT% 80.69
35.6 Offensive 3PT% 37.78
43.35 Defensive FG% 41.74
74.2 Defensive FT% 75.51
33.87 Defensive 3PT% 32.89

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