The Toronto Raptors (40-40) are 1.5-point favorites against the Boston Celtics (55-25) on April 7, 2023 at TD Garden in a matchup featuring one of the best squads in the league defensively against one of the top offensive teams. The Raptors are fourth in points conceded per game (111.3), and Boston is fourth in points scored (117.9). The matchup’s point total is 221.5.
How to bet Raptors vs. Celtics
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Raptors as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -121 odds to pick up the win, while the Celtics are listed at +102 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 221.5 points.
Raptors vs. Celtics Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, April 7, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Raptors vs. Celtics Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Raptors are 40-38-2 this season. Toronto has been victorious in 30, or 62.5%, of the 48 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Raptors games this year have gone over the total in 42 out of 80 opportunities (52.5%).
In the Celtics’ 80 games this season, they have 42 wins against the spread. Boston has won three of the seven games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (42.9%). Celtics games this year have gone over the total in 42 of 80 opportunities (52.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Raptors: Otto Porter: Out (Foot)
Celtics: Al Horford: Out (Back), Marcus Smart: Questionable (Pinched Nerve), Malcolm Brogdon: Questionable (Back), Jayson Tatum: Questionable (Hip), Derrick White: Questionable (Ankle), Payton Pritchard: Questionable (Heel)
What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors
Toronto owns a top-five defense this year, ranking fourth-best in the league with 111.3 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 23rd with 112.9 points scored per contest. At home, the Raptors are posting 2.6 more points per game (114.2) than they are in away games (111.6). On the offensive side of the ball, the Raptors have increased their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 113.6 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 112.9 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
Toronto ranks third-worst in the NBA with a 33.6% shooting percentage from three-point land. Meanwhile, it is sinking 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th-ranked in league). This year, the Raptors have taken 64.9% two-pointers, accounting for 74.3% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 35.1% from beyond the arc (25.7% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston is the fourth-best squad in the NBA in points scored (117.9 per game) and sixth in points allowed (111.5). In 2022-23 the Celtics are scoring 5.1 more points per game at home (120.5) than away (115.4). The Celtics are putting up 120.3 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 2.4 more than their average for the season (117.9).
Beyond the arc, Boston is second-best in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (15.9). It is sixth in 3-point percentage at 37.6%. The Celtics take 47.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 52.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 37.8% of the Celtics’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 62.2% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Celtics, and we project that Celtics will cover the spread (Raptors -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 221.5 points.
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