Raptors vs Celtics in an Eastern Conference clash. These two teams played Wednesday, where the Celtics won 97-93. Pascal Siakam led Toronto with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists. Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon combined for 54 in the victory for Boston. Can Toronto get their first win over the Celtics this year, or will Boston knock them off again?
Raptors vs. Celtics Match Details
Fixture: Toronto @ Boston
Date and Time: April 7, 2023, @ 7:30 pm EST
Location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
Raptors vs. Celtics Injury Report
|Otto Porter Jr.||SF||Foot||OUT|
Raptors vs. Celtics Betting Odds
Projected Starting 5’s
|Marcus Smart (GTD)||PG|
|Derrick White (GTD)||SG|
Toronto is 40-40 on the year following their loss to Boston. They are 9th in the Eastern Conference standings and are a Play-In team come playoff time. Pascal Siakam is averaging 24.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. As a team, the Raptors average 112.9 points per game. They are shooting 45.8% from the field and 33.6% from the three-point range. The Raptors have talent, but they have been inconsistent this year. They must put it all together to make a run in the Playoffs.
Boston is 55-25 on the year and has clinched their Division. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference standings and are poised to make a deep Playoff run. Jayson Tatum is the leader of this team, averaging 30.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Tatum, Brown, and Smart are a lethal trio and challenging for any team to defend. As a team, the Celtics average 117.9 points. They are shooting 47.5% from the field and 37.6% from behind the arc.
Toronto is looking to build momentum heading into the Playoffs, while Boston is looking to make it to the Finals. Boston has been more consistent than the Raptors and is the better overall team. With the game being in Boston, I think the Celtics will win a close one and prove they are contenders. Toronto is 0-3 this year against Boston.
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Dusty’s Final Pick
Boston Celtics -2 (-110) Spread