Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 8/7/2020 Odds Previews and Prediction
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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 8/7/2020 – Two of the top teams in the NBA Eastern Conference are set on a collision course inside “The Bubble” as the Boston Celtics are locking horns with the Toronto Raptors this Friday, August 7. This game will be commencing at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Reunion Florida and it will be TNT that owns the broadcast rights. The live game will happen at exactly 9:00 PM Eastern Time and it will also be seen via live streaming at NBA League Pass and SofaScore. Both teams coming off from impressive victories but the defending champions are picked by NBA Run Line to prevail over the Celtics.
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 8/7/2020
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 8/7/2020 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics went all out and showcased their entire repertoire in the offense as they defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 149-115. Jaylen Brown came out as the team’s top scorer after dropping five triples to finish with 21 points. Jayson Tatum is just a point shy away from joining the 20-point club with 19 points and he also drained five three-point shots. Gordon Hayward has been providing his worth supporting with 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists while Robert Williams came off the bench with 18 points and was perfect from the field. Kemba Walker did not play in this game to deal with a sore knee.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum PF GP 62 GS 62 MIN 34.6 PTS 23.4 OR 1 DR 6 REB 7 AST 3 STL 1.4 BLK 0.9 TO 2.3 PF 2.1 AST/TO 1.3 PER 20.28
K. Walker PG GP 53 GS 53 MIN 31.3 PTS 20.8 OR 0.6 DR 3.3 REB 3.9 AST 4.8 STL 0.9 BLK 0.5 TO 2.1 PF 1.5 AST/TO 2.3 PER 20.44
J. Brown SG GP 53 GS 53 MIN 34.2 PTS 20.6 OR 1.1 DR 5.3 REB 6.4 AST 2.1 STL 1.2 BLK 0.3 TO 2.3 PF 3 AST/TO 0.9 PER 17.23.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors remain undefeated inside “The Bubble” by prevailing over the Orlando Magic in their last game by 10 points, 109-99. Fred VanVleet came in with another impressive night finishing with a double-double of 21 points, ten assists and four rebounds. Pascal Siakam was just right behind him as he helped with 15 points, six rebounds but he committed seven turnovers. Norman Powell was extremely helpful coming off the bench with 14 points while Marc Gasol contributed 13 points and six boards. Kyle Lowry had an off night with 8 points but had 10 assists and nine rebounds.
Players to watch: P. Siakam PF GP 55 GS 55 MIN 35.6 PTS 23.5 OR 1.1 DR 6.5 REB 7.5 AST 3.6 STL 1 BLK 0.9 TO 2.4 PF 2.9 AST/TO 1.5 PER 18.67
K. Lowry PG GP 54 GS 54 MIN 36.5 PTS 19.9 OR 0.6 DR 4.5 REB 5.1 AST 7.6 STL 1.3 BLK 0.4 TO 3 PF 3.3 AST/TO 2.5 PER 18.12
F. VanVleet SG GP 50 GS 50 MIN 36 PTS 17.9 OR 0.4 DR 3.4 REB 3.8 AST 6.6 STL 1.9 BLK 0.3 TO 2.3 PF 2.5 AST/TO 2.8 PER 16.26.
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 8/7/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games.
Toronto are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Kemba Walker PG Knee is upgraded to probable Friday vs Toronto
Patrick McCaw SG Knee is out indefinitely
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
This game is very important for the Raptors as they could seal the second-best record in the NBA Eastern Conference playoff picture with a win. They have the numbers and capability that is why Best Sportsbook sees them doing that over the Boston Celtics. This should be a game that they will go all out and load management their way to the playoffs afterwards.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Celtics for this game is at +125 while the Raptors are on the better side with -145.
ATS: The spread between both teams in this matchup is 3 points. Celtics are at +3 while the Raptors hold the -3.
TOTALs: The total for both teams to reach for this game is 218.5 points. The Celtics the team going over while the Raptors are under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 112 Raptors