Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors - 10/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (1-0) at Boston Celtics (1-0)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -3.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sportsnet One, CSNN
The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics square off early Friday night at the TD Garden.
The Toronto Raptors look to build on their season opener win over the Pacers. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 106 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 37.2 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25 points and six assists while Kyle Lowry is averaging 23 points and six assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 15 rebounds and DeMarre Carroll is dishing four assists. The Toronto Raptors are off to a solid start on the offensive side of the ball but allowed 39.1 percent shooting from deep in their season opener. The Raptors do, however, have five players averaging at least five rebounds. The Raptors have split their last 10 road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to get off to a 2-0 start after beating the 76ers opening night. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 95 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 27 points and seven assists while Amir Johnson is averaging 15 points and seven rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing six rebounds and Marcus Smart is dishing five assists. The Boston Celtics had five players score in double digits and got a monster from their star player in Thomas. The Celtics are a team to watch this season if they can continue having everybody on the same page. The Celtics have won eight of their last 12 home games.
The Raptors are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a S.U. win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Celtics are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 home games. The Raptors are 2-9-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Boston and 10-23-1 ATS in the last 34 meetings overall.
I really like this Celtics team, and they should be even better with Kelly Olynyk making his season debut. The Raptors are still a question mark to me, and I don't trust them on the road. Give me the home team and the reasonable chalk.