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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 8/7/20 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Odds & Info

Game Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
Date & Time Friday August 7, 2020, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Orlando, FL
Latest odds
TOR -2.5 ; Total 219.5
TV Channel
TNT

The Boston Celtics look for their second consecutive victory on Friday when playing the Toronto Raptors. Boston routed the Brooklyn Nets 149-115 on Wednesday. Jaylen Brown scored 21 points for Boston in the lopsided victory. Boston is in third place in the Eastern Conference standings 4 ½ games behind second-place Toronto and does not have any chance of catching the Raptors.

Jayson Tatum is leading Boston in scoring with an average of 23.3 points per game, while Enes Kanter is the leading rebounder for the Celtics with an average of 7.5 per game. Kemba Walker is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 20.8 points and 4.8 assists per game.

Dating back to before the NBA season was halted, the Toronto Raptors have won seven straight following a 109-99 victory on Wednesday over the Orlando Magic. Fred VanVleet was the leading scorer for Toronto with 21 points and the Raptors shooting guard handed out a team-high 10 assists. Toronto trails first place Milwaukee by 4 ½ games and is unlikely to catch the Bucks

Pascal Siakam is leading Toronto in scoring with an average of 23.3 points per game. Point guard Kyle Lowry is the second-leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 19.7 points and 7.6 assists per game. Serge Ibaka is the leader in rebounding with an average of 8.2 per game. Fred VanVleet is the third leading scorer with an average of 17.9 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 versus Toronto
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Celtics last 5
  • Toronto is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Raptors last 5

Free NBA Pick:

Toronto Raptors -2.5

This will be a physical game from start to finish between the two Atlantic division and Eastern Conference rivals. The Celtics have covered the number in four of their last six overall, but Toronto has covered in four of its last five and has won each of its last seven straight up. The Raptors will display their dominance in the Atlantic division with a hard-fought defensive victory over the Celtics. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Raptors win and cover ATS 110-104.

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