Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics NBA Betting Online Pick
Posted by: Mike Davis
With the Rockets taking down the Golden State Warriors last night, NBA betting online fans are wondering what surprises tonight’s action lies in store. Particularly in tonight’s Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics matchup, which is bound to have dire implications in the Eastern Conference. Both sides are off to a good start, albeit Toronto is having a much better season. With that in mind, will the sportsbook odds peg Toronto as the favorite on the road? Let take a look at the NBA betting online lines to find out.
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics – Friday, November 16th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass
NBA Betting Online Odds:
The Raptors charge into this evening’s matchup sporting a 12-3 record that pegs them as the best team in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. With a 4-game lead over Boston, the Raptors are feeling pretty good about their start to the season. Subsequently, the Raptors are feeling pretty good about the acquisition of Kawhi Leonard. Leonard has overcome his rather obtuse laugh and has emerged as a beloved superstar in Toronto. With his dominance on full display, Toronto has become the 6th best scoring team in the NBA and also wield the 11th best scoring defense. For comparison, Boston ranks 24th in scoring but 2nd in points allowed. Considering the last time these two met the Raptors won by 12, it’s pretty clear that Toronto doesn’t have much problem scoring against Boston’s defense.
Players to Watch: Kawhi Leonard (24.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.2 apg), Serge Ibaka (17.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.1 apg), and Kyle Lowry (16.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 10.7 apg).
The Celtics enter this Friday night matchup sporting an 8-6 that ranks them as the 2nd best team in the Atlantic. However, Boston ranks 4th overall in the Eastern Conference. Although they’re currently in the running for the playoffs, Boston would have undeniably liked a more dominant start. Especially considering just how deep they made it into last year’s playoffs. That postseason run really hyped Boston up because the Celtics were competing at an extremely high level against the best teams in the league without their stars. The younger athletes on Boston’s roster were picking up the pace and started looking like the newest stars of the league. Therefore, most people expected Boston to come in guns blazing. We haven’t exactly seen that, but we might this Friday evening.
Players to Watch: Kyrie Irving (20.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 5.5 apg), Jayson Tatum (15.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.4 apg), and Marcus Morris (14.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.2 apg).
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Betting Predictions
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics matchup? All in all, Toronto is the better pick here. They’ve bested Boston already this season and come in with much more momentum. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 114-108