Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics August 27, 2020 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Playoff Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on August 26, 2020

On Thursday (August 27, 2020), the Toronto Raptors (53-19, 4-0) match up with the Boston Celtics (48-24, 4-0) in a game that Toronto is currently a slight favorite by 2 points. A 216.5-point total has been set for the game. Tip-off for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Raptors vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Raptors -2 -110 -110 216.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Raptors vs Celtics
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Raptors (-2) Over (216.5) Raptors 112 Celtics 108

Head to Head

Boston has a 3-1 record in head-to-head matchups with Toronto this season. The Celtics have an advantage against the spread as well (3-1) when playing the Raptors.

Raptors vs Celtics in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/7/2020 Raptors -1.5 221.5 -125 105 122-100 BOS
12/28/2019 Celtics -7 216 -307 246 113-97 TOR
12/25/2019 Celtics -4 213 -183 151 118-102 BOS
10/25/2019 Celtics -2.5 213 -138 114 112-106 BOS

Raptors Betting Information

  • More often than not, Toronto and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 40 of 76 chances this season.
  • Against the spread, Toronto has been strong this season, posting a 44-31-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 2 points, the Raptors have fared well against the spread, putting up a 30-20-1 record.

Celtics Betting Information

  • Boston has covered the spread in more than half of its games, going 43-28-5 ATS.
  • When they are 2-point underdogs, the Celtics have a record ATS of 10-4.
  • In the majority of Boston’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (38 out of 76 games, 50%).

Over/Under Analysis

Raptors vs Celtics Total Facts
Games Over 216.5 % of Games Over 216.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Raptors 44 57.9% 113.5 227.1 106.5 213.5 219.9
Celtics 42 55.3% 113.6 227.1 107 213.5 220.6

Raptors Leaders

  • Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors scoring 22.9 points per game.
  • Serge Ibaka paces Toronto with 8.2 rebounds a game and Kyle Lowry leads the team with 7.5 assists per matchup.
  • Lowry is the top three-point shooter for the Raptors, knocking down 2.8 per game.
  • Toronto’s blocks leader is Chris Boucher, who collects 1.0 per game. Fred VanVleet leads the team averaging 1.8 steals an outing.

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum owns the Celtics top spot in scoring with 23.4 points per game and also tacks on 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest.
  • When it comes to Boston leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Enes Kanter with 7.4 rebounds per game and Marcus Smart with 4.9 assists per game.
  • Kemba Walker leads the Celtics in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.2 made threes per game.
  • Boston’s Smart has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.7 per game and Daniel Theis is first in blocks with 1.3 per game.

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