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Boston Celtics (54-26) at Toronto Raptors (59-21)
Monday, September 07, 2020 at 6:30 pm
The Celtics had the leagues 4th most efficient offense this season, but last time out they were in a horrendous down slope with their shooting going 7/35 from downtown, for a ugly 20% conversion rate. I will give Torontos HC Nick Nurse alot of respect for his teams turnaround in this series, but Im still betting the Celtics will bounce back here after that down effort last time out.
BOSTON is 12-2 ATS when playing against a top-level team (Win Pct. 70% or more ) this season. BOSTON is 11-2 ATS in road games after 1 or more consecutive losses this season.
NBA Favorites vs. the money line (BOSTON) - average 3PT shooting team (33-36.5%) against an average 3PT defense (33-36.5%) after 42+ games, good ball handling team (14.5 or less TO) vs. an average pressure defense (14.5-16.5 TO) after 42+ games are 172-63 L/5 seasons for a 73% conversion rate.
Play on Boston Celtics to cover
Play up to -2 with Boston