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(33-12) Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics (25-18)
Wednesday, January 16 finds the Toronto Raptors facing the. Boston Celtics as they meet for the third time in the 2018-19 regular season. Toronto last played Sunday in a double-overtime victory over the Wizards. Meanwhile, Boston last played Monday in a loss to the Nets.
Last season, the teams split their four games and in two meetings this year have each won once. The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the Raptors in 53 of their 91 matches.
The hottest team in the NBA is the Toronto Raptors who bring a five-game win streak to Boston.
It took double overtime in Washington but Toronto won out in the 140-138 victory. A trio of Raptors registered double-doubles with Leonard leading the way producing 41 points and 11 rebounds.
Pascal Siakam delivered 24 points and 19 rebounds while Kyle Lowry pitched in with 12 points and 11 assists.
Leonard is the current Eastern Conference player of the week. Not only is his personal game and health looking stronger but the chemistry he’s developing with his new teammates is palpable.
Particularly between himself and Most Improved candidate Pascal Siakam. Through their first 28 games Leonard assisted Siakam 12 times, but in their 6 games in January the Leonard-Siakam assist mark is up to 17.
C.J. Miles (hip soreness) and OG Anunoby (personal) are both listed as out. Fred VanVleet is nursing a number of injuries including a thigh contusion and is listed as questionable.
Jonas Valanciunas (thumb) remains out for at least another month.
The Celtics have fallen seven games back of the Raptors as the two squads are dealing with opposing streaks. The timing for Toronto arriving in Bean Town feels like the perfect motivation for Boston and Kyrie Irving who often produces his best efforts versus the Raptors.
Riding a three-game losing streak the Celtics are still struggling to find chemistry and the oncourt issues are seeping into the off court situations.
Specifically, a shoving match between Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown during a time out as well as Irving speaking out over his disappointment on his young charges inability to act with poise in closing games.
These situations are more pronounced given the current losing streak and point to the pressure the young squad feels coming into the season with larger expectations.
Youngsters Jayson Tatum (34) and Jaylen Brown (22) led the way for the Celtics in the loss to the Nets.
Kyrie Irving (quadriceps contusion) missed the Nets game is listed as probable. Marcus Smart missed practice due to illness and Aron Baynes (hand) are both listed as questionable.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 6-4 in last 10 head to head contests
- Raptors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The last time one of these teams won on the opposition’s court was December 9, 2016. Since then Boston and Toronto have faced each other 11 times with home court ruling.
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Odds are off as of posting but expect an extremely physical match.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 111 – Celtics 105
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