Raptors vs Celtics Prediction - NBA Picks 11/11/23

Boston Celtics (5-2) vs Toronto Raptors (4-4)

Game Info: Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -7.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors invade the TD Garden to battle the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have been in decent shape as they've won three of their last four games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after blowing past the Mavericks in a 127-116 road win on Wednesday. Pascal Siakam led the way with 31 points, 12 rebounds and five assists on 15 of 25 shooting, OG Anunoby added 26 points while Dennis Schroder chipped in with 18 points and five assists. As a team, the Raptors shot 49 percent from the field and 11 of 36 from the 3-point line as they overcame a slow start and exploded for 72 points in the second and third quarters combined to put away the Mavericks as the road underdog in this spot. Scottie Barnes had a rough shooting night of just four of 15 from the field, but he tallied 14 points with seven assists, four steals and two blocks.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Jakob Poeltl ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for FG% (66.7%) this season.
  • Dennis Schroder ranks T5th amongst qualified players for assists per game (8.4) this season.

Boston Celtics

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics stormed out of the gates with a five-game win streak and they've looked great with their new lineup. Jayson Tatum has been leading the way with averages of 28.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, Jaylen Brown is averaging 21.4 points, Kristaps Porzingis has been a perfect fit with averages of 20.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game while Jrue Holiday is still working his way into the offense with averages of 13.4 points and 5.3 assists per game. As a team, the Celtics are averaging 120.6 points per game while shooting 47 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from the 3-point line.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Jayson Tatum ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (27.8) this season.
  • Jaylen Brown ranks 20th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (2.9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+12.3).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (68.5%).
  • The Raptors rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (69.6%).
  • The Raptors rank 30th in the league for H1 points per game this season (51.1).

Peter's Pick

The Raptors are starting to heat up now with three wins in their past four games and they would've taken so much confidence from their big road win at Dallas on Wednesday. The Celtics have lived up to the hype so far with their new lineup, but they are playing this one on zero days rest after last night's game against the Nets. It's tempting to take the Celtics at the reasonable line, but the Raptors haven't played since Wednesday and I think they can push the Celtics long enough to at least get the cover.

Peter’s Pick Toronto +7.5

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