Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 10/9/2021 Odds Previews and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 10/9/2021 – The Boston Celtics are off to a good start for their pre-season matches and they hope to keep the momentum running. This team will be hosting their next game against the Toronto Raptors this coming Saturday, October 9. The TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts will serve as the battleground for both teams as the tip-off begins at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBC Sports Boston has the television broadcast rights and will be sharing the same feed to NBA League Pass for the online live stream. The Toronto Raptors are seen as the underdog pick in NBA betting lines against the Boston Celtics.
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 10/9/2021
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 10/9/2021 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors had competed with the Philadelphia 76ers for their first two preseason games. They won one and lost the other. Their most recent game with them was a 12-point victory, 125-113. OG Anunoby looks very much ready to start the season as he tallied 22 points, four rebounds and four assists. Fred VanVleet logged 29 minutes and he finished with 17 points. Malachi Flynn and Gary Trent Jr. came off the bench and combined for 25 points for the Raptors. Rookie Scottie Barnes struggled but was able to contribute 8 points, five assists and three boards.
Players to watch: P. Siakam PF 56 GP 56 GS 35.8 MIN 21.4 PTS 1.7 OR 5.5 DR 7.2 REB 4.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.3 TO 3.1 PF 1.9 AST/TO 17.77 PER
F. VanVleet SG 52 GP 52 GS 36.5 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 6.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 2.3 PF 3.5 AST/TO 16.88 PER
G. Trent Jr. SG * 17 GP 15 GS 31.8 MIN 16.2 PTS 0.4 OR 3.2 DR 3.6 REB 1.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 0.7 TO 1.7 PF 1.8 AST/TO 11.39 PER.
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics at this point had already played one pre-season game and it was already a thriller. They won the game on the road against the Orlando Magic by just one point, 98-97. Jaylen Brown played 25 minutes and dropped 25 points, four rebounds and three assists while Jayson Tatum flirted with a double-double doing 18 points and nine rebounds. Aaron Nesmith did well coming off the bench logging in 15 minutes but was able to drop 10 points. Payton Pritchard had a notable night as he tallied 9 points, five rebounds and five assists. This was a subpar performance for the Celtics as they were expected to dominate the Magic.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum SF 64 GP 64 GS 35.8 MIN 26.4 PTS 0.8 OR 6.6 DR 7.4 REB 4.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.32 PER
J. Brown SG 58 GP 58 GS 34.5 MIN 24.7 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.95 PER
M. Smart PG 48 GP 45 GS 32.9 MIN 13.1 PTS 0.8 OR 2.7 DR 3.5 REB 5.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 2 TO 2.6 PF 2.8 AST/TO 13.8 PER.
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 10/9/2021 Betting Numbers
Raptors are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
Over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 games as a home favorite.
P. Siakam PF Early Nov – Shoulder
J. Brown SG Ques Oct 20 – Wrist
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Boston Celtics are going to play this game at home and that makes them the team with the edge in the best online sportsbook over the Toronto Raptors. This should be a good win for them and we expect the spread to be over.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Raptors if they win on the road is +145 points while the Celtics are at -165.
ATS: The spread between both teams is set at 3.5 points with the Celtics going under and the Raptors are over.
TOTALs: It is 218 points on the total for this game with the Celtics going under and the Raptors are over.
Score Prediction: 114 – 109, Celtics