Free NBA Picks Today: Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 4/5/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 4/5/23
Wed 5th April 2023

The Boston Celtics (54-25, 29-9 Home), one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, welcome the Toronto Raptors (40-39, 14-25 Away) on Wednesday. Both teams will be playing their second game in as many days.

The Raptors are 4-7 without rest, while the Celtics are 9-3. Toronto outplayed the Charlotte Hornets 120-100 at Spectrum Center yesterday. With 22 points and 14 rebounds, Pascal Siakam led the way. The Raptors are ninth in the Eastern Conference.

Boston lost a close one yesterday at Wells Fargo Center, falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 103-101. Derrick White had 26 points and seven rebounds in the loss, leading the team. The Celtics are second in the Eastern Conference, 1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks.The teams are meeting for the final time this season.

After taking both of the prior season games against Toronto, the last of which was a 106-104 victory at Scotiabank Arena on January 21, Boston will be seeking a season sweep. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 27 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.

Siakam had 29 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds in the losing effort. Siakam is averaging 24.2 points per game to lead the Raptors in scoring this season. Siakam also has grabbed 7.9 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Fred VanVleet is dishing 7.2 assists.

Jayson Tatum (30.2 ppg) and Brown (26.7) have powered the Celts on offense. Tatum ranks sixth in the NBA in scoring, while Brown is eighth. Tatum also has averaged 8.8 rebounds per game. Marcus Smart has recorded 6.3 assists per game.

With 118.1 points per game, the Celtics are one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league (2nd). The Raptors have had little success at TD Garden in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 visits. Boston is seeking a fifth successive home win this season.

Toronto is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +9.9 (117.1-107.2). Boston has also gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 121.0 points per game on average while holding opponents to 107.5 (+13.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
OG Anunoby: 21.6 | 17.0 | +4.6
Assists per game:
Fred VanVleet: 9.0 | 7.2 | +1.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Assists per game:
Marcus Smart: 4.6 | 6.3 | -1.7

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Boston Celtics (-145)

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