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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 9/3/20 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Odds & Info

Game Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors
Date & Time Thursday September 3, 2020, 6:30 PM (EDT)
Location
HP Field House 700 S Victory Way, Bay Lake, FL, 32830, USA
Latest odds
TOR -1 ; Total 214.5
TV Channel
TNT,TSN

The Toronto Raptors face a must-win situation when playing the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their NBA Eastern Conference semifinals best of seven series. Toronto trails Boston 2-0 following a 102-99 loss in Game 2 on Tuesday. OG Anunbody was the leading scorer for Toronto with 20 points, while Fred VanVleet scored 19, but missed a long-range jumper at the buzzer that would have tied the score for Toronto.

Fred VanVleet is leading Toronto in scoring and assists during the postseason with averages of 19.2 points and 7.7 assists per game. Serge Ibaka is the leading rebounder with an average of 9.8 points per game. regular season leading scorer Pascal Siakam is the second leading scorer in the postseason for Toronto with an average of 18.8 points per game.

Boston looks to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series against Toronto with a win on Thursday. Jayson Tatum was the leading scorer for Boston in Tuesday's victory with 34 points, but it was 16 points scored by Marcus Smart during a three-minute span in the early minutes of the fourth quarter that was the difference. Smart sank 5 3-pointers over a stretch of just 3:04 as Boston rallied from a deficit of 12 points.

Jayson Tatum is leading Boston in scoring and rebounding in the postseason with averages of 27.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Kemba Walker is the second-leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 22.0 points and a 4.8 assists game. Five players for Boston are averaging double-figures in scoring.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Toronto is 10-5 ATS in its last 15
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Raptors last 5
  • Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Celtics last 8

Free NBA Pick:

under 214.5

Toronto will look to shorten the court and make it a lower scoring outcome therefore the play here is the UNDER. Toronto must play more of a half-court game and keep possessions to a minimum. The UNDER  has cashed in four of the Raptors last five and in seven of the Celtics last eight. In addition, the UNDER has cashed in 6 of Boston's last 7 versus an Eastern Conference opponent. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Raptors win but our best play is UNDER 107-104.

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