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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 9/3/2020 Spread Picks and Prediction

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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 9-3-2020 Spread Picks and Prediction

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 9/3/2020 – The Toronto Raptors have their backs against the wall and hope to avoid a 0-3 hole against the Boston Celtics in Game 3. This NBA playoff matchup is slated to happen inside the “Bubble” at the HP Field House located in Kissimmee, Florida. It will be TNT that will be putting the game on television and the live broadcast will begin at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Online live streaming is also available for NBA League Pass subscribers or at SofaScore. The Boston Celtics won both games already but it is still seen by NBA Game Odds that the Toronto Raptors will be the safer bet as this team will hold no punches in Game 3.

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 9/3/2020

When: September 3, 2020 6:30 PM ET
Where: HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 9/3/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Toronto Raptors -1.5 (-110) 216 o (-110) -115

Boston Celtics
+1.5 (-110) 216 u (-110) -105
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Toronto Raptors Betting

The Toronto Raptors lost Game 2 but on the flip side, the gap was closer as they lost only by three points against the Boston Celtics, 99-102. OG Anunoby blossomed as the team’s leading scorer with 20 points along with seven rebounds and four triples. Fred VanVleet had 19 points but it took him 22 shots to get to that mark. He also contributed seven assists, five rebounds, a steal and a rare block. Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam each had 17 points with both of them doing nine and eight rebounds respectively. Kyle Lowry shot just below 40% in the game and he had 16 points, seven assists, five rebounds and four 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 22.38

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 13.81

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 29.7.

Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics had the Toronto Raptors’ number for the second straight game as they came in with a good game plan to limit the production of their opponent’s core rotation. Jayson Tatum came up with a huge 34-point night along with eight rebounds, six assists and four three-pointers. Kemba Walker followed through with 16 points, six boards and four assists while Marcus Smart provided 19 points and dropped six three-pointers. Jaylen Brown also had a good night doing 16 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Reggie Williams was the top scorer off the bench providing a good push with 11 points and four rebounds while Daniel Theis manned the paint with nine boards and three 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 25.1

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 26.96

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 15.3.

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 9/3/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
Toronto are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games.
Toronto are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Boston.
Raptors are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Boston.
Toronto are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
Toronto are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Toronto’s last 15 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Toronto are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Boston Celtics

Boston are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 8 games.
Boston are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Celtics are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Boston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Boston are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Boston are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games when playing as the underdog.

Injuries

Toronto Raptors

Patrick McCaw SG Knee is out indefinitely

Boston Celtics

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

Head-to-Head
Toronto Raptors Boston Celtics
44-33-1 Against the Spread 46-28-4
38-39-1 Straight Up 35-42-1
116 Points per Game 111
106 Points Allowed per Game 99
45.86 Offensive FG% 46.04
79.48 Offensive FT% 80.19
37.53 Offensive 3PT% 36.42
42.68 Defensive FG% 43.77
76.69 Defensive FT% 76.96
33.83 Defensive 3PT% 33.51

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks

With the championship pedigree injected to the Toronto Raptors’ blood, expect this team to come out with their biggest blows against the Boston Celtics in Game 3. It is going to be close and Top Online Sportsbook sees that the Toronto Raptors carry a very slight edge over the Boston Celtics in this third matchup.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Celtics if they win Game 3 is -105 while the Raptors have a -115.

ATS: It is just a point between both teams for this game with the Celtics having the +1.5 and the Raptors are at -1.5.

TOTALs: The given total for both teams in Game 3 is at 216 with the Celtics going under and the Raptors the team over.

Score Prediction: 104 – 102 Raptors