Celtics vs. Raptors Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 5, 2023

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Celtics vs. Raptors Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 5, 2023

NBA Predictions

Oddsmakers expect Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (40-39) to matchup up well with Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (54-25). Boston is a slight 2-point favorite for the clash on April 5, 2023. The game’s over/under is 222.5.

Celtics vs. Raptors Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -133
  • Raptors odds to win: +113
  • Spread: Celtics (-2)
  • Total: 222.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: NBCS-BOS and TSN

Who Will Win Celtics vs. Raptors?

Celtics and Raptors Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Celtics have a 32-33-3 record against the spread when favored by 2 points or more this season.

The Raptors have a 12-10-1 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 2 points or more.

The two teams average a combined 8.7 more points per game, 231.2, than this matchup’s over/under of 222.5 points.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 223.2 points per game, 0.7 more than the over/under for this matchup.

The Celtics’ average total in matchups this season has been 229.9, 7.4 points higher than the total in this particular game.

The average over/under in Toronto’s games this year is 2.2 more points than the point total of 222.5 in this outing.

Boston is 41-35-3 against the spread this season.

The Raptors have gone 40-37-2 ATS this year.

Celtics Stats & Insights

The Celtics’ +506 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 6.4 points per game) is a result of scoring 118.1 points per game (third in the NBA) while allowing 111.7 per outing (sixth in the league).

The 45.2 rebounds per game the Celtics average rank seventh in the league, and are 1.2 more than the 44 their opponents pull down per outing.

Boston knocks down 16 three-pointers per game (second-most in the league) at a 37.7% rate (sixth-best in the NBA), compared to the 11.7 per game its opponents make at a 34.9% rate.

The Celtics rank third in the NBA with 115.8 points scored per 100 possessions, and third in the league defensively with 108.9 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Celtics have scored at a much higher clip when playing at home than away from home in the 2022-23 season (121.1 at home versus 115.4 on the road), though they have given up fewer points at home than on the road (111.1 opponent points per home game versus 112.4 on the road).

Raptors Stats & Insights

The Raptors are outscoring opponents by 1.6 points per game, with a +128 scoring differential overall. They put up 113.1 points per game (22nd in NBA) and give up 111.5 per outing (fifth in league).

Toronto ranks 18th in the league at 43 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 42.1 its opponents average.

The Raptors hit 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league), 1.4 fewer than their opponents.

The Raptors rank 13th in the league averaging 112.4 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 14th, allowing 111.6 points per 100 possessions.

Toronto averages 114.2 points per game at home, and 112.1 on the road.

Celtics Key Players to Watch

The Celtics get 30.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists from Tatum.

Marcus Smart puts up 11.5 points per game and adds 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Celtics.

Tatum makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Celtics, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.3 per contest.

Smart averages 1.5 steals per game, while Derrick White swats 0.9 shots per contest.

Raptors Key Players to Watch

Siakam tallies 24.2 points per game. He also adds 7.9 rebounds per outing and 5.9 assists per contest.

This season, Jakob Poeltl is averaging 12.7 points, 2.8 assists and 9.2 rebounds per game.

Fred VanVleet hits three threes per game.

OG Anunoby’s 1.9 steals and Poeltl’s 1.2 blocks per game are key to the Raptors’ defensive performance.

Celtics vs. Raptors Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Celtics (- 2)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (222.5)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 118 – Raptors 110

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