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Raptors vs. Celtics Picks and Predictions for the NBA Game on December 05th, 2022

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The Raptors and Celtics will tip-off on December 05th, 2022, in an NBA game in Toronto, ON at Scotiabank Arena, and be sure to check out the picks and predictions to win with your bets.

Introduction to the Raptors vs. Celtics betting tip and prediction

This Eastern Conference clash will be played on December 05th, 2022, at 18:30. The Raptors enters as 1.5 point underdogs in the contest. In the previous game between these two teams, the Raptors were -1.5 point favorites and won the game against Celtics, 115-112. The over/under for the upcoming game is 227 points. In the previous meeting, the over/under was 216.5 points, and the over was victorious.

We all know how important the 3-point shot is to the game of basketball in the 2022-2023 season, so let us take a look at home these teams fare from long distances. The Raptors are making 32.9 percent of their 3-pointers this season. The Celtics are converting on 40.3 percent of their 3-pointers. Raptors are attempting 36 percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line. Celtics are taking 48 percent of their field goal attempts from a 3-point distance.

Toronto Raptors

How are the Raptors playing this season?

The Raptors comes into this game with a 12-11 record, and they are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Raptors are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Did the Raptors win their most recent game?

Yes, Raptors defeated the Magic, 121-108. OG Anunoby scored 32 points in the victory.

Best scorer for the Raptors

The leading scorer for the Raptors this season is Pascal Siakam, who is averaging 24.2 points per game. He scored 40 points on 17-for-29 shooting in his previous regular-season meeting against the Celtics. In the last game, he scored 58.5 points in DraftKings and 58.6 fantasy points in FanDuel.

Other Team Leaders for the Raptors

Coming into the December 05th, 2022 contest, Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors with 8.9 rebounds per game. In the last match, he made 58.5 points in DraftKings and 58.6 fantasy points in FanDuel. Pascal Siakam has a team-high 7.1 assists per game. He scored 58.5 DraftKings points and 58.6 FanDuel fantasy game points in the last game. The steals leader for the Raptors is OG Anunoby (2.3 steals per game). He has 47 DraftKings fantasy points and 48.4 FanDuel fantasy points for the last game. In terms of swatting shots, Christian Koloko is leading the way for the Raptors with 1.2 blocks per game. His DFS production in the last game is as follows: 14.25 DraftKings fantasy points and 15 FanDuel fantasy points per game.

Raptors Team Analysis

The Raptors’ point differential this season is 1.4 points per game, which ranks 11th in the NBA. They are averaging 110.9 points per game while allowing 109.5 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Raptors are making 10.7 shots per game, which ranks 25th in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Raptors are making 18.8 per game, which ranks 14th in the NBA.

Projected Raptors Starting Lineup and Injuries

The Raptors plan on having these starting five for the game: Christian Koloko, Pascal Siakam, Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet. In their last meeting against the Celtics, the Raptors’ starting lineup consisted of Pascal Siakam, Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby, Gary Trent Jr. and Fred VanVleet. For the upcoming matchup, the Raptors has the following injuries: Precious Achiuwa is out (ankle), Juancho Hernangomez is DOUBTFUL (ankle) and Otto Porter Jr. isout (toe).

Boston Celtics

How are the Celtics playing this season?

The Celtics head this game with a 19-5 record, and they are currently 1st in the Eastern Conference standings. The Celtics are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

Did the Celtics win their most recent game?

Yes, Celtics defeated the Nets, 103-92. Jaylen Brown scored 34 points in the victory.

Best scorer for the Celtics

The leading scorer for the Celtics this season is Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 30.7 points per game. Jayson Tatum also leads the team in minutes played per game with 36.86. In the last game, scored 50.75 DraftKings fantasy points and 46.7 FanDuel fantasy points.

Other Team Leaders for the Celtics

Jayson Tatum is leading the way with 8.1 rebounds per game. In his last game of the season, he scored 50.75 points in DraftKings and 46.7 in FanDuel. Marcus Smart is dishing out a team-high 7.7 assists per game In terms of steals, the Celtics’ leader is Marcus Smart with 1.1 steals per game. His DFS points in the last match were the following: 0 DraftKings fantasy points and 0 FanDuel fantasy points. The blocks’ leader for the Celtics is Jayson Tatum, who is sending back 1 shots per game. He scored 50.75 DraftKings fantasy points and 46.7 FanDuel fantasy points in his last game.

Celtics Team Analysis

The Celtics’ point differential this season is 8.1 points per game, which ranks 2nd in the NBA. They are averaging 120.8 points per game while allowing 112.7 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Celtics are making 16.8 shots per game, which ranks 1st in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Celtics are making 18.8 per game, which ranks 12th in the NBA.

Projected Celtics’ Starting Lineup and Injuries

The Celtics are starting these five players for the game: Blake Griffin, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Derrick White and Marcus Smart. In their last meeting against the Raptors, the Celtics’ starting five were Daniel Theis, Grant Williams, Aaron Nesmith, Derrick White and Marcus Smart. For the upcoming matchup, Celtics has the following injuries: Danilo Gallinari is out (knee) and Marcus Smart is questionable (hip).

Bet suggestions for this game

Spread betting suggestion

With the Raptors coming into this game as 1.5 point underdogs the suggestion is to bet at the Celtics.

Money Line betting suggestion

Raptors are a 1.5 money line underdog for the game against the Celtics, and the suggestion is to pick the Celtics.

Over/Under betting suggestion

The over/under for the Raptors and Celtics is 227 points, so the suggestion is to take the over.

Will there be Overtime?

The Raptors and Celtics have combined for an impressive 4 overtime games this season, and therefore, there is value in betting if there will be overtime for this contest.

Raptors vs Celtics betting tip: FAQs

When does the game between the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics take place?

The game will be played on December 05th, 2022.

Where will the Raptors and Celtics be playing?

The contest will take place at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON.

How have the teams been playing this season?

The Raptors have a 12-11 record thus far this season, they are the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Celtics are 19-5, they own the 1st spot in the Eastern Conference.

What was the previous result between the teams?

The last time that the Raptors and Celtics played, the Raptors won, 115-112.

Which team is favored for the upcoming contest?

Raptors are underdogs by 1.5 points for the December 05th, 2022 game. In the previous meeting, the Raptors were a -1.5 point favorite. They won the game against Celtics, 115-112.

Which is the over/under for the game?

The over/under is 227 points for the December 05th, 2022 game. The last time the Raptors and Celtics faced each other, the over/under was 216.5. Bettors who took the over won. The teams combined for 227 points.

When do the Raptors and Celtics next face each other?

The matchup on December 05th, 2022, is the first game between the Raptors and Celtics this season. The next contest between these two teams will be on January 21, 2023 at the Scotiabank Arena.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

The bookmaker with the best odds for this match is Bet365, and you can check out great betting tips here.

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