Toronto Raptors (12-3 ) vs Boston Celtics (8-6)Date : 11/16/2018
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : TD Garden
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
The Celtics will welcome the Raptors to TD Garden as they are coming off a blowout win against the Bulls while the Raptors loss in a buzzer beater against the Pistons. This will be their second meeting of the season with the Raptors winning the first game at home. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Toronto Raptors 's Latest Performance :
The Raptors are coming off a heartbreaking loss against Dwayne Casey’s Pistons the game ended in a buzzer beater. Toronto’s second straight loss came on a night when an already dicey injury situation only got worse after perennial starter Danny Green went down with lower back tightness in the third quarter and didn’t return. He joined Norm Powell (shoulder), C.J. Miles (adductor) and late scratch Serge Ibaka (right knee soreness) on the sidelines. Kawhi Leonard had a quiet night as he scored 11 points and grabbed five boards. The Raptors had no answer for the Griffin as he dropped a game-high 30 points. The Raptors are hoping to win two straight against the Celtics this season after a blowout win in their first meeting. Kawhi will be looking forward to the task to take down a great team like the Celtics.
Boston Celtics's Latest Performance :
The Celtics were able to bounce back from their loss against Portland to open up their three-game homestand with a blowout win against the Bulls. The Celtics looked like themselves scoring at will against the Bulls at home. the starting lineup starting to gel, particularly the young dynamic duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. So far, they’ve had up and down spurts to start the season, but even on that 1-4 road trip, they are starting to attempt midrange jumpers and hitting them with confidence. Once the two young Boston wings get their confidence back it will be hard for any team to stop the Celtics. Brown had 18 points while Tatum chipped in with 14 on the night. Gordon Hayward no longer has a strict minute-limit so in the next games, we should see him playing regular minutes. With the Celtics it is all about the confidence of the players they have the most talented players and a great coach with a great system once the players believe that they can be great no one can beat them, not even the Raptors.
How Toronto Raptors & Boston Celtics Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Celtics are 14-2 ATS in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Against The Spread Selection: Boston Celtics
My reason for the pick :
The Celtics will get their revenge at home against the Raptors. Kyrie will have a huge game as he will outplay Lowry as the Brown and Tatum will continue their hot shooting streak. For the Raptors, it is going to be tough for Kawhi to carry the scoring load against the Celtics as the Celtics will be throwing different defenders on Kawhi making him work for his shots. The Celtics will learn from their mistakes in their first meeting and win this game at home.
Betting trends for Toronto Raptors :
- Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
Betting trends for Boston Celtics:
- Celtics are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.