The Boston Celtics (54-25) host the Toronto Raptors (40-39) on April 5, 2023 at TD Garden, where the Celtics are favored, by three points in a contest featuring one of the highest-scoring squads in the league against one of the strongest defensive teams. The Celtics are third in points scored per contest (118.1), while the Raptors are fifth in points allowed (111.5). The matchup’s point total is set at 224.
How to bet Celtics vs. Raptors
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -147 odds to pick up the win, while the Raptors are listed at +125 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 224 points.
Celtics vs. Raptors Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Celtics vs. Raptors Betting Trends
The Celtics have 41 wins against the spread in 79 games this year. Boston has been victorious in 51, or 70.8%, of the 72 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Celtics games this year have hit the over 42 times in 79 opportunities (53.2%).
Against the spread, the Raptors are 40-37-2 this year. Toronto has gone 10-21 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 32.3% of those games). The Raptors have hit the over 53.2% of the time this season (42 of 79 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics vs. Raptors Injury Report
Raptors: Otto Porter: Out (Foot), Gary Trent: Out (Elbow)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston has been carried by its offense, as it ranks third-best in the NBA by posting 118.1 points per game. It ranks sixth in the league in points allowed (111.7 per contest). The Celtics are posting 121.1 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are averaging 115.4 points per contest. The Celtics have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 121 points per game in their last 10 outings, 2.9 points more than the 118.1 they’ve scored this season.
Boston has a 37.7% three-point percentage this year (sixth-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by draining 16 threes per game (second-best). So far this year, the Celtics have taken 52.2% two-pointers, accounting for 62.1% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 47.8% three-pointers (37.9% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors
Toronto is 22nd in the NBA in points scored (113.1 per game) and fifth-best in points allowed (111.5). The Raptors are scoring more points at home (114.2 per game) than on the road (112.1). The Raptors are posting 117.1 points per game over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 113.1.
Toronto is 24th in the league in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and third-worst in 3-point percentage (33.8%). In 2022-23, the Raptors have taken 35.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64.9% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 25.8% of the Raptors’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 74.2% have been 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Celtics, and we project that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224 points.
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