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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 10/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 10/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Boston Celtics are hosting the Toronto Raptors at the TD Garden in Boston on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 19:30 ET in this all-Eastern matchup between two teams that started the season with defeats and are looking to bounce back today. The Celtics are coming off a double overtime thriller against the Knicks, while the Raptors got destroyed by the Wizards. 

 

The Celtics finished last season with a 36-36 record and were 7th in the East. They were 33-38-1 against the spread and 37-35 in over/under. They are coming off a road defeat against the New York Knicks with a 134-138 score in double overtime, not beating the odds.

 

They shot with just 41% from the field and had seven players in double digit scoring, including all of their starters. Jaylen Brown led all scorers with 46 points, making 8 triples and adding 9 rebounds and 6 assists.  

 

Jason Tatum led the team in scoring last season with 26.4 ppg, adding 7.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Jaylen Brown followed with 24.7 ppg, 6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. The Celtics scored 112.6 ppg last year, while allowing 111.2 ppg defensively. They had a 46.6% field goal percentage and a 37.4% 3-point percentage. 

 

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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Predictions 10/22/2021

 

The Raptors finished last season with a 27-45 record and finished on the 12th place of the East. They were 31-40-1 against the spread and 38-34 in over/under. They are coming off a home defeat against the Washington Wizards with an 83-98 score, not beating the odds. They had a terrible shooting game, making just 31% of their shots from the field and 21% from downtown.

 

Scottie Barnes and Fred Van Vleet scored 12 points each, with Barnes grabbing 9 rebounds and Van Vleet dishing 4 assists.  Pascal Siakam led the team both in scoring last season with 21.4 ppg and in rebounding with 7.2, adding 4.5 assists per game. Van Vleet added 19.6 ppg, 4.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. 

 

The Raptors averaged 111.3 ppg offensively last season, while allowing 111.7 ppg defensively. They had a 44.8% field goal percentage and a 36.8% 3-point percentage. 

 

The Celtics won all three meetings against the Raptors last season, winning both home matches with 132-125 and 120-106. They are 3-1 against the spread in their previous four matchups. Over is 4-1 in their previous five matchups. The Celtics were 21-15 at home last year, while the Raptors were 11-25 on the road.

 

The Celtics are the favorite against an inferior Raptors team this season and expect them to beat the odds just like they did last season. 

 

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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics 10/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 19:30 ET 

 

Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA

 

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021

 

TV: NBALP

 

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Boston Celtics TBA

 

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