At the beginning of the season Boston and Toronto were the top NBA betting online favorites in the Eastern Conference. Yet only Toronto has held up its end of the bargain so far. The Raptors lead the Atlantic Division by a comfortable margin over Philadelphia and Boston. It follows that Toronto is one of the most complete and balanced teams in the NBA. Boston remains one of the best defensive teams in the Association. While their offense is marginally better it is not translating into more wins. Kyrie Irving continues to carry much of the burden for the Celtics.
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
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Late on Toronto has been making money with four payouts in their last six games. And five of those games went over the total. The Raptors are now 32-12 straight up, 20-24 against the spread, and 26-18 over the total. Kawhi Leonard has proven to be a tremendous asset after arriving last summer from San Antonio. To show Leonard leads TO with 27 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Kyrie Lowry adds 9.6 assists per game. In the same way the Raptors are well balanced. Toronto has NBA rankings of seventh for scoring offense and ninth for points allowed.
Likewise, Boston has been in good form with four payouts in their last six games. Three of their last five stayed under the number. Overall Boston is 25-17 straight up and 22-20 vs. the board with 25-16 over the total. The Celtics have shown improvement on offense to rank 12th in the NBA for scoring. Balanced against that is a defense that ranks fifth for points allowed. Naturally Kyrie Irving triggers the attack with 22.7 points and 6.4 assists per game. Head coach Brad Stevens is in his sixth season at Boston and remains among the best.
Stats to Consider
Toronto has not been a good NBA betting online value on road. As an example, the Raptors have paid in just one of their last seven away games. Five of their last seven in that role have gone over the total. Counter to that is Boston’s strong betting value at TD Garden. The Celtics have covered 10 of their last 12 on the famed parquet floor. Five of their last seven at home have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
Boston has controlled the payout window in their sportsbook series with Toronto. In fact, the Celtics have covered 10 of the last 14 meetings in this series. Three of the last four in this matchup have gone over the total. And at Boston the Raptors have left town with empty pockets in their last three visits. Four of the last six in this rivalry at TD Garden have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
As mentioned earlier Boston’s home court is an NBA betting online matchup advantage. Indeed, the Celtics crank the cash on the parquet court including against the Raptors. Summing up that more than anything else makes them the play.
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