Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics: August 7, 2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 7, 2020

On Friday (August 7, 2020), the Toronto Raptors (49-18) are currently modest 3-point favorites against the Boston Celtics (45-23). The matchup has an over/under of 218.5. The battle between these two squads at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of six games slated in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET.

Betting Information

Raptors vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Raptors -3 -110 -110 218.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Raptors vs Celtics
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Raptors (-3) Over (218.5) Raptors 112 Celtics 108

Head to Head

Boston holds a 2-1 record in head-to-head matchups against Toronto this season. The Celtics have an advantage against the spread as well (2-1) when taking on the Raptors.

Raptors vs Celtics in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
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 hit the over, cashing in on 35 of 67 chances this season.
  • Against the spread, Toronto has been strong this season, posting a 38-28-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 3 points, the Raptors have fared well against the spread, putting up a 24-15-1 record.

Celtics Betting Information

  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 32 of 68 (47.1%).
  • Boston has covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 38-25-5 ATS.
  • When they are 3-point underdogs, the Celtics have a record ATS of 7-2.

Over/Under Analysis

Raptors vs Celtics Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Raptors 35 52.2% 112.7 226.3 106.1 213.6 218.9
Celtics 33 48.5% 113.6 226.3 107.5 213.6 221.1

Raptors Leaders

  • Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors scoring 23.3 points per game.
  • Serge Ibaka paces Toronto with 8.2 rebounds per game and Kyle Lowry leads the team with 7.6 assists per outing.
  • Toronto’s blocks leader is Chris Boucher, who records 0.9 per game. Fred VanVleet leads the team averaging 1.8 steals an outing.
  • Lowry is the top three-point shooter for the Raptors, hitting 2.9 per game.

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum owns the Celtics top spot in scoring with 23.3 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 7.5 rebounds per game and Kemba Walker with 4.8 assists per game.
  • Walker leads the Celtics in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.3 made threes per game.
  • Boston’s Marcus 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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