Sports Predictions: Celtics vs Boston Raptors: will the “Celts” hold the second line of the East?
Toronto Raptors 21-9 (18-12 ATS)
The Canadian club corresponds to the status of the current champion, as it demonstrates a good game even without Kawai Leonardo, although it has not yet been possible to compete for leadership. On the other hand, last season the “Raptors” finished the main championship on the second line, but were able to beat the Golden State in the final.
Recently, “Toronto” designed the largest comeback in its history, as it was possible to win a 30-point gap from “Dallas” (110-107). After that, Nick Nersa’s club again faced problems, though it was already in the match against Indiana, which ended with the Pacers victory in overtime (115-120).
“Raptors” knows how to gather their strength and show a good game in time, although at the moment five players are recovering in the infirmary, among them Mark Gasol and Pascal Siacim, who play an important role in the team.
Boston Celtics 20-7 (17-8-2 ATS)
“Celts” look good even without Kairi Irving, who did not meet the expectations of either the coaching staff or the head coach. Management decided not to hesitate and released the 27-year-old native of Melbourne in Brooklyn.
Then Boston made a knight’s move and invited Kemba Walker, who opened in the new club as a real leader and feels happy. Now Brad Stevens simply can not imagine his team without a star point guard, because in a short time he became a key player in the foundation.
In the previous meeting, the Celtics easily replaced Charlotte (119-93), while the team did not give a quarter to the opponent. The team will enter the Skotiabank Arena flooring as a favorite, which is hard to argue with, although Toronto should not be underestimated.
- Over the last five personal games, Boston celebrated victory three times.
- Toronto have won their last four home games in a row.
- For away victories, the Celtics is the second team in the East.
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Prediction
In our opinion, it is the injuries of key players may will become the main cause of the defeat of “Toronto”, the more so the team of Nick Nurs held two difficult meetings. “Boston” added well and clearly does not plan to give up the second line of the East, so we expect a decent game performed by the guests and offer a bet on the victory of the Celtics. BUT, No need to bury Canadians ahead of time. This is their home, and they will protect it from enemies of any level.
TOR Raptors +3 Point Spread -110
Under 212.5 Game Totals -110