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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 12/28/2019 Spread Picks and Previews

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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 12-28-2019 Spread Picks and Previews

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 12/28/2019 – This is the second meeting for the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics this week. On Christmas Day, the Raptors fell at home and they will look to avenge that loss doing the same to the Celtics at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusets. This game will be held on Saturday, December 28 at 7 pm Eastern Time. NBC Sports Boston holds the TV rights and the stream is available for NBA League Pass subscribers. The Celtics are on a roll winning five-straight games and Basketball Spread Betting sees them taking another win over the Raptors.

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 12/28/2019

When: December 28, 2019 7:00 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusets
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 12/28/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Toronto Raptors +7.5 (-110) 216 o (-110) +200

Boston Celtics
-7.5 (-110) 216 u (-110) -250
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Toronto Raptors Betting

The Toronto Raptors have been struggling they are keeping games close despite losing rotation players Marc Gasol, Paskal Siakam and Norman Powell. Still, the heart of the champions are alive as they are still in the playoff picture. Against the Celtics, team captain Kyle Lowry had 14 points and eight assists but he shot 30% from the field. Patrick McCaw was a non-factor in 32 minutes of gameplay as he finished with 2 points and shot the ball only five times. OG Anunoby also had a difficult night with only 5 points in 25 minutes. The bright side was Chris Boucher who is coming off the bench and he did 24 points and six rebounds. For them to have a chance against Boston, they need more from the starters to repay the team will with the minutes they are given.

Players to watch: K. Lowry PG 20 GP 20 GS 38.1 MIN 20.4 PTS 0.6 OR 4.5 DR 5.1 REB 7.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.1 TO 2.9 PF 2.5 AST/TO 17.82 PER
F. VanVleet SG 26 GP 26 GS 36.3 MIN 18.1 PTS 0.2 OR 3.7 DR 3.9 REB 7 AST 2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 2.2 PF 2.8 AST/TO 16.82 PER
S. Ibaka PF 21 GP 4 GS 24 MIN 13.6 PTS 2 OR 5.5 DR 7.5 REB 1.3 AST 0.5 STL 1 BLK 2 TO 2.6 PF 0.7 AST/TO 17.14 PER.

Boston Celtics Betting

The Celtics depth was on display against the Raptors on Christmas Day. Gordon Hayward returned and in 26 minutes, he had 14 points, six assists, five rebounds, two steals and a block. Enes Kanter came off the bench and in 18 minutes he had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker combined for 52 points and it was only Jayson Tatum that had an off night shooting 5-of-18 from the field. Prior to this gamma against the Raptors, the Celtics won over the Cavs. In this game, they are on a tail-end of a back-to-back. The unpredictability and pick-your-poison offense of the Celtics is hard to beat this season and with the Raptors not having the luxury of going deep in their bench, this game should go to the Celtics once again since they are playing at home.

Players to Watch: K. Walker PG 27 GP 27 GS 32.3 MIN 22.6 PTS 0.8 OR 3.1 DR 4 REB 5.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.4 TO 1.7 PF 2.2 AST/TO 22.26 PER
J. Tatum PF 28 GP 28 GS 34.1 MIN 21.3 PTS 1.3 OR 5.9 DR 7.2 REB 2.9 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 17.93 PER
J. Brown SG 25 GP 25 GS 33.6 MIN 20.2 PTS 1 OR 6 DR 7 REB 2.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2 TO 3.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.3 PER.

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 12/28/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Toronto are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Toronto are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Boston.
Raptors are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Boston.
Toronto are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games on the road.
Toronto are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Raptors are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Toronto are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played in December.

Boston Celtics

Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games.
Boston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games against Toronto.
Boston are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games at home.
Boston are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto.
Celtics are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in December.

Injuries

Toronto Raptors

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

Boston Celtics

Marcus Smart PG Eye is “?” Saturday vs Toronto

Head-to-Head
Toronto Raptors Boston Celtics
52-52 Against the Spread 43-46
54-49 Straight Up 49-40
112 Points per Game 111
106 Points Allowed per Game 107
44.96 Offensive FG% 45.61
80.61 Offensive FT% 80.13
37.57 Offensive 3PT% 35.81
41.78 Defensive FG% 43.12
75.74 Defensive FT% 74.18
32.98 Defensive 3PT% 33.76

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks

This is going to be a tough week for the Raptors having to face a team like the Celtics twice. The results should be the same according to Best Sportsbook and it will be even tougher for the Raptors since the Celtics are 13-1 at home.

Moneyline: The Celtics have the upper hand in this match with the Raptors and they are given the ML of -250. Toronto is at +200 on an upset victory.

ATS: The Celtics and Raptors have 7.5 points between them across the spread. Boston is at -7.5 while Toronto is on the other end of the stick at +7.5.

TOTALs: Boston is expected to go under the 216 total handed to this game. Toronto will go the opposite way and be the team over.

Score Prediction: 115 – 108 Celtics