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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Prediction & Betting Tips 12292023

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Prediction & Betting Tips 12/29/2023

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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 12/29/2023
  • Take the Celtics on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Raptors (+9)
  • Our NBA model projects 220 points, and we suggest taking the under

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Looking to win big? The Raptors and Celtics face off at 7:30 ET on NBCS. The Celtics are hosting the game at TD Garden in Boston, MA.

The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 225 points and the Celtics are the favorite to win at home vs. the Raptors. Check out BetCoco for Boston Celtics – Toronto Raptors odds

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last ten head-to-head matchups between then Celtics and Raptors have gone in favor of the Celtics, putting together a record of 8-2. It is worth noting that even though the Celtics have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in the three most recent matchups vs. the Raptors, they are just 1-2 the last three times they hosted the Raptors.

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Toronto has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 124 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, Boston has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 130 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Toronto has an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • The Celtics have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Prediction

So far this season, the Raptors have been favored in just 13 of their 30 games and have gone 7-6 in these games. Against the spread, Toronto is 6-7 as the favorite.

When playing on the road, the Raptors are 4-9 compared to going 8-9 at home. Toronto’s average scoring margin on the road is -3.3 points per contest.

Most recently, Toronto took on the Wizards and won by a score of 132-102. The Raptors also covered the spread in the game as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under line in that game was 242 points.

So far, Toronto’s over/under record this season is 15-15, and they have combined with their opponents to average 227.4 points per game. The average over/under line in their games is 224.7 points.

Against teams in their division, the Raptors have gone 0-8, and in the Eastern Conference, they are 8-15. Overall, Toronto is 11th in the East with a record of 12-18.

The Raptors are coming off a game where they scored 132 points vs. the Wizards. Overall, they shot 57.1% from the field and hit 15 threes. Pascal Siakam is the team’s leading scorer at 21.3 PPG, while Scottie Barnes is right behind him at 20.7 PPG.

This season, the Raptors’ defense is the 15th ranked defense in the NBA at 15th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 56.7% of their games. For the season, Toronto is ranked 27th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 18.9 free-throws per game vs. the Raptors and have an overall field goal percentage of 48.4%.

So far, the Celtics have been perfect at home this season, going 15-0, and they are also the only team in the NBA that has not lost at home. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +14.9 points per game.

When playing teams from outside the Eastern Conference, the Celtics are 4-2 this season and have an overall conference record of 20-4. Boston is also 1st in the Eastern Conference heading into today’s game.

For the season, the Celtics are favored in 28 of their 30 games and have a straight-up record of 22-6 in these games. Against the spread, they are 14-14, including going 9-5 at home vs. the spread.

When looking at their over/under record for the season, the over has hit in five straight games involving the Celtics. On average, their games have combined to score 230.6 points per game. Today’s over/under line is set at 225 points.

In their last game, Boston took down the Pistons by a score of 128-122 but did not cover the spread as 17-point favorites. The over/under line in that game was 233.5 points.

After a strong offensive showing, the Celtics put up 128 points against the Pistons. In the game, they shot 48.5% from the field and went 21/25 from the free-throw line. Looking at the season as a whole, the Celtics have a field goal percentage of 48%, which is 11th in the NBA. From beyond the arc, they are 1st in three-pointers made and 11th in three-point percentage.

Coming into today’s game, the Celtics’ defense is giving up an average of 110.3 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Celtics are forcing 12.4 per game, which is 9th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 5th in blocked shots at 6.2 per game.

Coming in as 9 point favorites, our projections have the Celtics picking up a 113-107 win.

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Betting Tips

  • Take the Celtics on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Raptors (+9)
  • Our NBA model projects 220 points, and we suggest taking the under

Boston Celtics Injury Report

  • Jaylen Brown – Back – Questionable
  • Jayson Tatum – Ankle – Questionable

Toronto Raptors Injury Report

  • Garrett Temple – Ankle – Doubtful
  • Christian Koloko – Illness – Out

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