The Field House will play host to Monday's NBA Playoffs game between Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors. The game kicks off at 3:00 am with Toronto Raptors heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Monday August 31, 2020 at 3:00 am
Where: The Field House
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Odds
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Preview
I’m giving the edge to Toronto in this game and in the overall series.
Boston are already a rather thin side and I think the Gordon Hayward injury could loom large here.
Toronto has arguably the best 8-man rotation in the playoffs and I think they match up reasonably well with Boston.
One reason the Celtics have outperformed of late is that Brad Stevens is much better than most coaches he comes up against.
This won’t be the case here, as Nick Nurse is very much his equal in terms of coaching ability.
I think Kyle Lowry will be a key man in this series and the fact that he’s likely to go is encouraging for Toronto.
They’ve got an excellent starting five defensively, one which I think can trouble Boston’s perimeter players.
O.G Anunoby is arguably the best perimeter defender in the league at this point and I think he can contain Tatum reasonably well.
The Celtics are also quite weak on the interior, which doesn’t bode well against the solid Ibaka and Gasol duo.
Overall, I think the Raptors matchup advantages on defense win them this game and series, covering a modest 2.5-point spread in the process.
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