Boston Celtics VS Toronto Raptors

NBA Basketball 06:30 PM ET

Thursday

09/09/2020

ESPN

Spread: Boston Celtics -2.5

Over/Under: 210.5

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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 9/9/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Toronto Raptors will play harder against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 in the Eastern Conference semi-final rounds at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida on September 9, 2020, at 6:30 PM, ET. Toronto recently fell flat in Game 5 against Boston to a score of 89-111 at the same venue, Monday. PG Fred VanVeet delivered 18 points, SG Norman Powell had 16, PF Pascal Siakam and SG Kyle Lowry made 10 points each while SG Matt Thomas pitched in 10 from the bench. Toronto trailed by as many as 30 points and is now 2-3 in the best of 7 series in the Eastern Conference semi-final rounds.

The Raptors are on the brink of elimination in this semi-final round after losing their recent contest to the Celtics with 112.8 ppg at 45.8% from the field while capping opponents at 104.9 ppg. Toronto defends the rim with 45.4 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 5.0 blocks, and 8.8 steals per outing. Siakam is the team’s highest scorer with 22.9 ppg, 45.3% FG shooting, and 79.2% from the free-throw stripe. Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 matches against Boston and 4-8 SU in its last 12 outings with the Celtics.

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Predictions 9/9/2020

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics were unstoppable in their recent victory over the Toronto Raptors, Monday. SF Jaylen Brown poured in 27 points, PG Kemba Walker had 21, SF Jayson Tatum made 18, Center Daniel Theis and PG Brad Wannamaker each pitched in 15 while PG Marcus Smart added 12 in the win. Boston leads the best of 7 semi-final series at 3-2 in the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics will try to cap the 2nd round of the Eastern semi-finals with 113.7 ppg at 46.1% from the field while holding off opponents at 98.7 ppg. Boston dominated with 46.1 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 5.6 blocks, and 8.3 steals per meeting. Tatum is the team’s leading point generator with 23.4 ppg, 45.0% FG shooting, and 81.2% from the free-throw area. Boston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 home matches against the Raptors and 5 of its last games at home went under in the season.

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics. The NBA Pick for this game is the Boston Celtics -2.5. The Raptors tipped off and dominated Game 5 from start to finish. The Raptors should respond and give the Celtics a dose of their own medicine in Game 6 to keep their hopes alive and defend their Title. PF Serge Ibaka is off with a left walking boot suffered recently that injured his ankle. But Toronto will find the means to come back and win this match to a predicted score of 107-101.

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NBA Starting Time: 6:30 PM ET

Location: HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida

Date: September 9, 2020

TV:  ESPN

NBA ODDS:  Boston Celtics -2.5

NBA Totals: 210.5

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