Celtics vs Raptors Prediction - NBA Picks 1/15/24

Toronto Raptors (15-24) vs Boston Celtics (29-9)

Game Info: Monday, January 15, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors +7.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Toronto Raptors look to snap a 3-game losing streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors prediction.

Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics recently beat the Timberwolves and Rockets while losing to the Bucks. The Boston Celtics are averaging 121.4 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27.4 points and 8.3 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Kristaps Porzingis is one of only four qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.5 threes and 1.5 blocks this season.
  • Jayson Tatum ranks 2nd amongst qualified Guards for rebounds per game (8.3) this season.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors lost to the Lakers, Clippers, and Jazz during this streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 115.5 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes is averaging 20.4 points and 8.4 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer, and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 5.3 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Immanuel Quickley ranks 8th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (41.7%) this season.
  • Pascal Siakam ranks 29th amongst qualified players for FG% (52.6%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (74.0%).
  • The Raptors rank 2nd in the league for opponent free throw attempts per game this season (19.9).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+9.8).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (47.2).

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors prediction

The Boston Celtics have the ability to blow the doors off, but they're also just 19-18-2 ATS on the season. The Toronto Raptors have been better since landing Barrett and Quickley from the Knicks, and they've covered 7 of their last 10 games. Also, the last two meetings between the Celtics and Raptors have been decided by a combined 5 points. The Celtics are on the end of a back to back, and having to go through Canada on the second leg isn't ideal. This game should be competitive. Give me the Raptors and the free buckets.

Randy’s Pick Toronto Raptors +7.5

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