Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors - 12/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors - 12/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors (21-10) at Boston Celtics (22-7)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -6 -- Over/Under: 216 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics meet Saturday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 25.1 points and eight rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.4 points and 7.6 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last four road games.

The Boston Celtics look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 111.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.6 points and 5.3 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 21.3 points and 7.2 rebounds. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing six rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won six of their last seven home games.

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The Raptors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Raptors last 5 road games. The under is 6-1 in Celtics last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Raptors are 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Boston and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

Even without Pascal Siakam, the Raptors are playing winning basketball and are only losing their last five games by an average of 0.2 points. The Boston Celtics have won four of the last five meetings against the Raptors, including both meetings this year, but Toronto is playing well enough to where you take free points when you can get them, especially with the Celtics on the end of a back to back. The Toronto Raptors have earned enough respect to blindly back them in the underdog role. 

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