Boston Celtics (18-5) vs. Toronto Raptors (12-11)
December 5, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Raptors +1.5; Over/Under: +227
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The Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena. The Boston Celtics have won 6 of their last 7 games. The Toronto Raptors have split their last 8 games.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 120.8 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.8 points and 8 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.6 points and 3.5 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 84.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 110.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 24.2 points and 8.9 rebounds, while O.G. Anunoby is averaging 19.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 21-9-1 ATS in their last 31 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 overall. The under is 11-4 in Raptors last 15 Monday games. The Celtics are 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Toronto and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Boston Celtics may be on the end of a back to back, but they continue to flex their muscle as the best team in the league. The Toronto Raptors continue to be hit or miss, and that’s not a team I’m exited to trust against arguably the best team in the league. The Raptors lose in the underdog role by an average of 3.5 points. You’re not going to get the Celtics in this small of a favorite role. Give me the C’s.