Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions
The Boston Celtics is all set to take on Toronto Raptors in an interesting regular season clash. The match will take place in the TD Garden on 12th February.
The hosts are looking to continue their good run in the Eastern conference whereas Raptors are beaming in confidence after a cakewalk in their last outing against the Grizzlies.
Even though this rivalry looks to produce a thriller, the recent form suggests a slight upper hand to the Celtics with the Toronto based club requiring to punch above their weight to achieve their 12th win.
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors NBA odds and Predictions Summary
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Jayson Tatum has been extremely efficient as a small forward with an average of 26.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game so far.
He has Jaylen Brown for company who has consistently given 26.6 points in addition to a three-pointer conversion of 42.9. He was the highest scorer against Utah Jazz as he made 33 points and 8 rebounds. But Kemba Walker’s injury and his drop in form has come at a wrong time for them.
Daniel Theis who plays as the center pitched in with 15 points and 4 rebounds against Jazz. He has also averaged 5.1 rebounds per game. Tristan Thompson has led the chart in rebounds and has an efficiency of 13.65.
Pascal Siakam will be the power forward in the side with an overall rating of 86 and average of 20.2 points in every outing so far. He was one of the key contributors in the last game as he accumulated 32 points along with 6 assists.
Kyle Lowry is an important point guard with a field goal success of 42.6% and a 3-pointer conversion of 36.9% so far. He is the prime assist in the side and was there on the pitch for 39 minutes against Grizzlies.
Aron Baynes who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 5.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in his career. Fred Vanvleet is another important key guard who averages close to 20.7 points in every outing.
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
Boston Celtics seems to be riding on the success with things not looking favorable initially with just two wins in four games. But they seem to tighten the screw after initial hiccups as they went 5-1 in the next six games.
Barring that loss to Pistons in 1st week of January, the Boston based club dispatched quality teams like Raptors, Heat and Wizards without breaking much sweat. But they caught a roadblock with defeats to Knicks, 76ers and Spurs again. This week, they were convincingly defeated by Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz that has put them in a spot of bother. They are down to a 12-11 record currently.
The Toronto Raptors didn’t get to the best of the getaways with three losses. They finally registered their 1st win of the season with a triumph against Knicks. Their bad form resumed yet again with three consecutive defeats that gave a big dent to their confidence.
They are well off their play-off spot as they are under the pump to win as many games as possible. They played Grizzlies in the last game where they put up a formidable challenge to earn their 11th victory of the season. They are currently reeling under pressure with 11 victories and 13 defeats in the season so far.
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (98 games): Raptors – 40 wins, Celtics – 58 wins.
Playoffs played (7 games): Raptors – 3 wins, Celtics – 4 wins.
Previous meeting: Celtics won 126-14 on 4th January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors NBA Odds and Predictions: Outright Predictions
The odds and predictions for this exciting clash is expected to come out as the match day approaches. Even though the outcome of this particular clash is solely dependent on that day, the Celtics and the Raptors are equally capable of pulling of something big this season.
Most betting sites have tipped both the sides to go deep this season. Looking at Oddschecker, the Raptors have the 7th best chance in their conference to win the NBA championship whereas the Celtics have done better than their odds for this season. Another platform SMarkets have also reiterated that the sides are playing at a different level this season.