Celtics vs. Raptors NBA 2020 Conference Semifinals Game 1 Betting Picks

Celtics vs. Raptors NBA 2020 Conference Semifinals Game 1 Betting Preview, Analysis and Picks

August 28th, 2020 NBA Basketball, Online Wagering

As the two and three seeds, the Raptors and Celtics make for a top matchup. Each club has taken a similar path to success. Team play and strong defense are the cornerstones. Toronto and Boston boast top tier coaches. Nick Nurse led the Raptors to their first-ever NBA title in 2019. Brad Stevens has gone from boy wonder to a respected leader. Balanced against this is the lack of bona fide superstars. Usually, NBA bets playoff success requires marquee men like Kawhi Leonard. It was Leonard that won NBA Finals MVP for Toronto. Despite his departure, the Raptors thrive.

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors – Conference Semifinals – Game 1

Date and Time:Saturday, August 29, 2020, 4 p.m. ET
Location:ESPN WWOS, Orlando, Florida
Celtics vs. Raptors TV Coverage:TNT
Celtics vs. Raptors SBG Odds:Click Here

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Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors SBG Odds Overview

Commencing with these similar teams will online wagering be equal. Neither team is going to draw significantly more than handle the other. As a result, live betting ebb and flow may be a draw. Fashion the defensive orientation of both teams could draw undertakers. Fans of quality basketball with parallel teams will flock to this series. Toronto is the most recent champion. While Boston has a massive generational fan base.

Boston Celtics Team Overview

Coach Kevin Stevens must be thrilled to be rid of Kyrie Irving. Cause by the Celtics improved team play, and results. Stevens has returned to his winning formula of defense and balance.

Key Boston Celtics: PF Jayson Tatum 27.0 PTS, 9.8 REB, 2.5 AST, 48.7 FG%, 45.2 3P%, 72.0 FT%, PG Kemba Walker 24.3 PTS, 4.3 REB, 3.8 AST, 49.3 FG%, 29.6 3P%, 92.0 FT%, SG Jaylen Brown 21.5 PTS, 5.8 REB, 2.5 AST, 45.0 FG%, 34.5 3P%, 91.7 FT%

Toronto Raptors Team Overview

Two years ago, Nick Nurse was an anonymous assistant. In turn, he was hired by the Raptors due to past playoff failures. Toronto’s prospects looked slim. To reverse that predicament was nursed and his brilliance. Superior coaching has overcome the loss of Kawhi Leonard.

Key Toronto Raptors: SG Fred VanVleet 21.3 PTS, 4.0 REB, 7.8 AST, 52.7 FG%, 55.9 3P%, 80.0 FT%, PF Pascal Siakam 20.8 PTS, 7.8 REB, 4.8 AST, 41.7 FG%, 28.6 3P%, 70.8 FT%, C Serge Ibaka 19.3 PTS, 10.3 REB, 2.0 AST, 63.3 FG%, 57.1 3P%, 100.0 FT%

Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors Against the Spread

The Celtics are:

  • 13-6-1 against the spread as a dog
  • 2-8-1 under the total when getting points
  • 3-8 vs. The odds as a dog to Toronto
  • 2-5-1 under the total when getting points against the Raptors

The Raptors are:

  • 7-5 on the board in their last 12 games as favorites
  • 8-3-1 over the total when chalk
  • 5-8 vs. The line in their last 13 overall games with the Celtics
  • 1-7 under the total in their head to head series with Boston

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors NBA SBG Best Bet

On this occasion, we are treated to an even matchup of quality teams. Defenses should make for lower scoring NBA bets. Toronto has gained confidence the longer they have won without Kawhi. Pascal Siakam has taken his game to a new level. Most important of all Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka have provided support.

Celtics vs. Raptors SBG Best Bet: Toronto Raptors


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