Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Raptors vs Celtics Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Toronto Raptors taking on the Boston Celtics Friday October 30 at the TD Garden Boston, MA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Toronto Raptors (1-0) vs. Boston Celtics (1-0)
Date: Friday October 30
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden Boston, MA
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 203.5
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Both the Raptors and Celtics opened the season with a win and tonight the Raptors head south of the border to Boston where they are a 2.5-point road underdog.
In an interesting stat the Celtics have the 2nd most wins in the NBA since the beginning of February. Boston has won their last 2 games facing the Raptors.
This is the first road game of the season for the Raptors and last season they were 22-19 on the road.
The Raptors played great defense in their opening 106-99 win holding the Indiana Pacers to a FG% of only 37.2%.
Toronto is led by the G duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, who combined for 48 points in the win over Indiana. C Jonas Valanciunas went for 21 points in the Pacers win and he also had 14 boards.
While the Raptors played solid defense in the win over the Pacers they did give up 20 points off the fast break and they have to get back on defense and, especially cut down on the 20 turnovers they had in the game.
The starters are key for the Raptors, as in the Pacers win the bench only combined for 23 points.
While the starters got it done for the Raptors in their opening win of the season the bench came up big for the Celtics in their 112-95 win over the 76ers going for 67 points. The bench had to play well, as the starters only combined to shoot 13/33.
Isaiah Thomas came off the bench to score a team high 27 points in the win over the 76ers and like the Raptors the Celtics are led by their guards with Thomas and starters Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart, who struggled in the opener.
The Celtics are not a big team and they will have to team up to guard Jonas Valanciunas, who was a beast in the opener, especially on the glass. Boston cannot let him dominate the glass, especially the offensive glass.
The Celtics have won their last 2 games facing the Raptors and they were close being decided by a total of 3 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
TOR is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
TOR is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
TOR has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
BOS is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
BOS is 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 home games.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Celtics are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 home games against the Raptors, but I do not see that trend continuing. Toronto will win this game on the road to begin the season 2-0.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Toronto ATS
The Celtics beat a weak 76ers team in the opener, but the Raptors are a much better squad and they will show that tonight with a win in Boston.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto 105 Boston 100
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