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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 9/1/2020 NBA Previews and Prediction

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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 9-1-2020 NBA Previews and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 9/1/2020 – The Boston Celtics went on a hot start and held on to take Game 1 from the Toronto Raptors and lead the best-of-seven series to 1-0. Game 2 is set to happen this September 1, Tuesday at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida. It will be ESPN that will hold the broadcast rights for this match and the live telecast will start at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The same feed will be given to the live stream providers with NBA League Pass and SofaScore. The defending champion Toronto Raptors got a good wake up call in Game 1 and NBA Game Odds still see them as the safer bet to win Game 2 against the Boston Celtics.

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 9/1/2020

When: September 1, 2020 5:30 PM ET
Where: HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 9/1/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics +1.5 (-110) 217.5 o (-110) +103

Toronto Raptors
-1.5 (-110) 217.5 u (-110) -123
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics outgunned the Toronto Raptors since the first quarter and they held on to the huge lead that they built and won, 112-94. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart led the team as both players finished with 21 points. Tatum had nine rebounds while Smart did six rebounds, four assists and four triples. Kemba Walker and Danny Theis each had a double-double for the Celtics. Theis had 13 points and 15 rebounds while Walker did 18 points and ten assists along with four three-pointers. Jaylen Brown also had a good night doing 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and four threes while Robert Williams was the top scorer off the bench with 10 points along with five rebounds and two blocks.

Players to Watch: J. Tatum PF GP 5 GS 5 MIN 36.4 PTS 25.8 OR 1.6 DR 8 REB 9.6 AST 2.4 STL 0.6 BLK 1.8 TO 1.4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 1.7 PER 24.97

K. Walker PG GP 5 GS 5 MIN 32.6 PTS 23 OR 0.4 DR 3.6 REB 4 AST 5 STL 1.2 BLK 0.6 TO 1.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 4.2 PER 26.82

J. Brown SG GP 5 GS 5 MIN 36.2 PTS 20.6 OR 0.8 DR 4.8 REB 5.6 AST 2.8 STL 0.8 BLK 0.2 TO 2.4 PF 3 AST/TO 1.2 PER 15.2.

Toronto Raptors Betting

It was a tough night for the Toronto Raptors who had a hard time keeping up with the Boston Celtics after a bad start. Kyle Lowry played well providing the team with 17 points, eight assists, six rebounds and a steal. Serge Ibaka came off the bench with a near double-double of 15 points and nine rebounds while Pascal Siakam had a tough night shooting 5-of-16 from the field to finish with an underachieving 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Fred Van Vleet had it worse with a 3-of-16 shooting to end up with 11 points along with eight assists and six steals.

Players to watch: F. VanVleet SG GP 5 GS 5 MIN 34.2 PTS 19.2 OR 0.2 DR 3.8 REB 4 AST 7.8 STL 2.2 BLK 0.4 TO 1.2 PF 2.2 AST/TO 6.5 PER 22.27

P. Siakam PF GP 5 GS 5 MIN 33.4 PTS 19.2 OR 1.2 DR 5.6 REB 6.8 AST 4.2 STL 1.2 BLK 0.2 TO 1.8 PF 2.4 AST/TO 2.3 PER 13.71

S. Ibaka C GP 5 GS 0 MIN 24 PTS 18.4 OR 2.4 DR 7.6 REB 10 AST 1.8 STL 0.2 BLK 0.8 TO 0.8 PF 3.2 AST/TO 2.3 PER 29.57.

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 9/1/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Boston are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
Boston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Toronto.
Celtics are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Toronto.
Boston are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
Boston are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Boston are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Toronto are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
Toronto are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Raptors are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Boston.
Toronto are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto’s last 13 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Toronto are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games played in August.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Gordon Hayward SF Ankle is out indefinitely
Tremont Waters PG Knee is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Toronto
Javonte Green PG Knee is OUT 2-3 weeks

Toronto Raptors

Patrick McCaw SG Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Toronto Raptors
45-28-4 Against the Spread 44-32-1
35-41-1 Straight Up 38-38-1
112 Points per Game 120
99 Points Allowed per Game 107
46.04 Offensive FG% 45.86
80.19 Offensive FT% 79.48
36.42 Offensive 3PT% 37.53
43.77 Defensive FG% 42.68
76.96 Defensive FT% 76.69
33.51 Defensive 3PT% 33.83

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks

Expect the Toronto Raptors smart enough to know their mistakes from the rough start and it should be a game that will be closely contested throughout the game. The Boston Celtics may have won the first game but they are still picked by Top Online Sportsbook as the slight underdogs in this match.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Celtics for this game is at +103 while the Raptors are given -123.

ATS: It will be close across the spread with just 1.5 points between both teams. Celtics are at +1.5 while the Raptors own the -1.5.

TOTALs: It is 217.5 points on the total for this match. The Celtics are expected to go over while the Raptors the team under.

Score Prediction: 115 – 112 Raptors