Raptors vs Celtics Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, December 5, 2022

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A game featuring one of the hottest NBA teams sees the Boston Celtics (19-5) take on the Toronto Raptors (12-11) at Scotiabank Arena on December 5, 2022. The Celtics are 8-2 over their past 10 games, but the Raptors are 1.5-point favorites. The matchup’s point total is set at 228.

How to bet Raptors vs. Celtics

Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Raptors as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -124 odds to pick up the win, while the Celtics are listed at +104 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 228 points.

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Raptors vs. Celtics Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, December 5, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Arena: Scotiabank Arena

Raptors vs. Celtics Betting Trends

In the Raptors’ 23 games this season, they have 13 wins against the spread. Toronto has been victorious in nine, or 75%, of the 12 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Raptors games this year have gone over the total in 11 out of 24 opportunities (45.8%).

The Celtics are 15-9-0 against the spread this year. Boston is playing as the moneyline underdog in its first game this season. Celtics games this season have hit the over on 15 of 24 set point totals (62.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 13 24.2 8.9 7.1 1.1 0.5 1.3
OG Anunoby 23 19.3 5.8 2.3 2.3 0.9 1.6
Fred VanVleet 17 16.8 3.4 6.6 1.8 0.4 2.9
Gary Trent Jr. 20 16.5 2.1 1.6 1.6 0.2 2.2
Scottie Barnes 20 14.2 6.8 5 1 0.9 1.3

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 23 29.5 7.7 4.2 0.8 1 3.2
Jaylen Brown 22 25.4 6.6 3.4 0.9 0.3 2.2
Malcolm Brogdon 20 13.3 3.8 3.3 0.5 0.2 1.8
Marcus Smart 21 11.8 3.1 7.7 1.1 0.3 1.8
Derrick White 24 10.7 2.9 3.2 0.8 0.6 1.8
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Raptors: Juancho Hernangomez: Doubtful (Ankle), Otto Porter: Out (Foot), Precious Achiuwa: Out (Ankle)

Celtics: Marcus Smart: Out (Hip), Robert Williams: Out (Knee), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

Toronto is posting 110.9 points per game (19th-ranked in NBA) this season, while giving up 109.5 points per contest (seventh-ranked). Offensively the Raptors have performed better when playing at home this season, averaging 111 points per game, compared to 110.8 per game on the road. On the offensive side of the ball, the Raptors have had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 109 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 110.9 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

Toronto, who ranks 24th in the league with 10.7 treys per game, is shooting just 32.9% from beyond the arc, which is fifth-worst in the NBA. The Raptors have taken 64.2% two-pointers and 35.8% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s baskets, 73.8% are two-pointers and 26.2% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston is the best squad in the league in points scored (120.8 per game) and 13th in points conceded (112.7). At home the Celtics are putting up 125.8 points per game, 10.9 more than they are averaging away (114.9). The Celtics are putting up 122 points per contest over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 120.8.

Beyond the arc, Boston is best in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game at 16.8. And it is best in 3-point percentage at 40.4%. In 2022-23, the Celtics have taken 48.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 51.8% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 39.4% of the Celtics’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 60.6% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Celtics, and we predict that Celtics will cover the spread (Raptors -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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