Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors - 11/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors (9-11) vs Boston Celtics (10-10)
Game Info: Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors -2.5 -- Over/Under: 210 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena. The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors need a win after losing five of their last seven games.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.1 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23 points and 2.1 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 106.4 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 47 percent shooting. OG Anunoby is averaging 20.1 points and 2.7 assists, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Pascal Siakam is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Raptors are 1-11-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 6-0-1 in Celtics last 7 road games. The over is 7-1 in Raptors last 8 overall. The Celtics are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Boston Celtics are dealing with some injuries, but they're still playing the better basketball here overall. The Toronto Raptors continue to have their issues on the offensive end and playing at home hasn't helped a ton, where they lose by an average of 3.4 points. The Celtics have also won six of the last eight meetings against the Raptors. I don't understand why the Raptors are favored here. I'll take my chances with the free bucket.
Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics +2.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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