From underdog to favorite in this series, the Boston Celtics go up two games on the Toronto Raptors, putting them in desperation mode. However, we have seen this Raptors team thrive while being underdogs, though the NBA odds are still favoring them to win today. They need to find a bit more offense for these odds to hold true after being held under 100 points in both games to start this series.
Will Toronto get the 0-3 death sentence, or will they narrow the series today? The following will find the best NBA odds for Raptors – Celtics, give you some betting trends and break down the game itself.
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NBA Odds and Game Info | Raptors vs. Celtics| 9/3
Raptors – Celtics Game Info
Toronto Raptors (53-19) vs. Boston Celtics (48-24)
Date: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Kissimmee, FL
As stated above, the Raptors have been held under 100 points in both games to start the series. It’s not often that a team can win the turnover battle, get more offensive rebounds and put up more shots yet lose the game, but that was the case in Game 2. Toronto put up a whopping 14 more shots than Boston, but they made just four more than the Celtics.
In the end, free throws made the difference. While fouls were essentially the same, Boston attempted six more free throws and only missed two, while Toronto missed three. There isn’t much room for error in close, low-scoring games.
For Boston, they have to feel amazing about going up 2-0 in the series because they have not been playing their best basketball. They turned the ball over 17 times last game and 22 times in Game 1. The Celtics are lucky that the Raptors failed to capitalize on these extra possessions. However, if you keep giving them these opportunities, they will eventually convert. Boston needs to be sharper today if they wish to avoid the upset.
This series is evenly matched, and I think Game 3 will come down to extra possessions. If Boston gets out-rebounded and keeps turning the ball over, they will lose. Toronto does not seem capable of beating Boston straight up without these gifts that continue to be served to them on a silver platter. However, can the Celtics really rely on Marcus Smart getting hot from downtown again?
Raptors vs. Celtics NBA Odds Shopping
Using Awesemo’s OddsShopper tool, we can easily compare the NBA odds for Raptors-Celtics across the major sports books. The odds expressed are from 10:30 a.m. EST on Sept. 3, so make sure to check out the OddsShopper tool yourself to get the most up to date odds.
Raptors -1 (-109) — SugarHouse, BetRivers, DraftKings
Celtics +1.5 (-110) — FanDuel, PointsBet
Over: 215.5 (-112) — SugarHouse, BetRivers, DraftKings
Under: 216.5 (-110) — BetMGM, PointsBet
Raptors vs. Celtics Betting Trends
- Boston leads the season series with Toronto 5-1.
- Toronto is 10-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last 15 games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Toronto’s last five games.
- Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under seven of Boston’s last eight games.
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