Free NBA Pick: Raptors vs Celtics Lines
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(15-7) Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics (13-9)
Date: Friday December 9
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Boston -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 206
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Two teams expected to compete near the top of the Eastern Conference meet on Friday night as the Toronto Raptors take on the Boston Celtics.
The Toronto Raptors continue to put W’s in the win column as they are one of the hottest teams right now in the NBA.
Despite a loss to the Cavaliers on Monday, Toronto remains winners in 7 of their last 8 games and come in off a victory on Thursday night against the Timberwolves.
The Raptors struggled for 3 quarters as the Timberwolves gave them everything they could handle, before the offense eventually picked it up and the Raptors pulled away for a 14 point win.
Despite the win, Toronto was well aware they cannot afford to do that here in this spot, or this one could get ugly early.
PG Kyle Lowry has really picked up his level of play here in the past few games, as he comes in off a 24 point night. He has now recorded 24 or more in 5 of his last 6 games.
Look for the Raptors to lean on him offensively here, as they seem to go when he goes.
The Boston Celtics are still trying to figure themselves out here in the early going.
Boston remains 4 games above .500 and come in off a win over the Magic last time out. The Celtics received some bad news as they’ll be without Isaiah Thomas here in this one.
Thomas continues to battle a groin strain and received platelet-rich plasma injection that will keep him sidelined.
The Celtics will need Marcus Smart to step up, who will get the start in place of Thomas.
Smart put in 13 points against the Magic and will need plenty of production here against the Raptors on both sides of the ball to help the cause out.
SG Avery Bradley has scored in double digits every game this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Raptors are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Raptors are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Celtics are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Celtics are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
This one is going to be a back and forth type of game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Toronto +1.5
Both teams play very similar styles, making this one a coin flip.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto 105- Boston 102
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