Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Preview (August 7, 2020) Odds and Picks

August 6th, 2020 NBA Basketball, Online Wagering

Milwaukee is clearly considered to be the class of the Eastern Conference. But the Bucks are no sure thing as we learned last year. Toronto upset Milwaukee in the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals. So far, the Raptors have shown the surprising ability to succeed with NBA bets.

Toronto has overcome the loss of NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. Defensively few teams can match the Raptors. One of those clubs would be the Celtics. Boston’s defense and grit made them highly profitable. And one of the top choices to emerge as a 2020 Cinderella story.

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors

Date and Time:Friday, August 7, 2020, 9 p.m. ET
Location:The Arena (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

Not much in the way of square money influence is expected here. As a matter of fact, sharps can find good online wagering cases for each side. Which makes a strong evening handle of live betting a distinct possibility. Undertakers will be looking hard at the total. Boston and Toronto are not high-octane offenses. Both make defense their foundational identity. Of course, the oddsmakers are fully aware of this. And will set a price to match those facts and public expectations. Most important of all the Raptors and Celtics have trended consistently profitable.

Boston Celtics Team Overview

Of major concern is the Celtics’ recent poor value. Boston has gotten the money in just one of their last eight games. Their record is 44-23 straight up, 38-25-4 against the spread, with 32 overs. Overall, the Celtics rank 11th in the NBA for scoring and third for points allowed.

Key Boston Celtics: PF Jayson Tatum 23.4 PTS, 7.0 REB, 3.0 AST, 44.5 FG%, 39.8 3P%, 80.9 FT%, PG Kemba Walker 20.8 PTS, 3.9 REB, 4.8 AST, 42.5 FG%, 38.4 3P%, 86.4 FT%, SG Jaylen Brown 20.6 PTS, 6.4 REB, 2.1 AST, 48.7 FG%, 38.2 3P%, 73.0 FT%

Toronto Raptors Team Overview

Counter to Boston is Toronto’s one loss in their last six games vs. the line. In sum, the Raptors are 48-18 straight up, 37-28-1 against the spread, with 31 under. NBA metrics have TO 13th for scoring and first for points allowed.

Key Toronto Raptors: PF Pascal Siakam 23.5 PTS, 7.5 REB, 3.6 AST, 45.7 FG%, 36.6 3P%, 80.5 FT%, PG Kyle Lowry 19.9 PTS, 5.1 REB, 7.6 AST, 41.7 FG%, 35.9 3P%, 86.3 FT%, SG Fred VanVleet 17.9 PTS, 3.8 REB, 6.6 AST, 41.2 FG%, 39.5 3P%, 85.5 FT%

Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors Against the Spread

Toronto is 5-6 against the spread in their last 11 games with the Celtics. While this series has gone 5-2 over the total.

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors NBA SBG Best Bet

In view of their records and status, this is one of the best NBA bets restart matchups. The defense will be plentiful. Conventional wisdom will say under the total. As mentioned earlier this head to head series trends over the total. Both teams have enough offense to make that happen again. Boston may be running out of time in catching the Raptors. Thus, the possibility of conflicting motivations could exist. Each team is certain to make the playoffs. And avoid Milwaukee in the first round. Presently the Raptors are in overall better form.

Celtics vs. Raptors SBG Best Bet: Toronto Raptors and Under the Total

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