Free NBA Picks Today: Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 4/7/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 4/7/23
Fri 7th April 2023

The Boston Celtics (55-25, 30-9 Home), one of the league’s top scoring teams, host the Toronto Raptors (40-40, 14-26 Away) on Friday. The teams face off in their second consecutive game against each other.

Boston topped Toronto 97-93 at TD Garden on Wednesday, their fifth win in a row at home and their third straight head-to-head. Malcolm Brogdon led the Celtics with 29 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Pascal Siakam had 28 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. The Raptors are ninth in the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics are the second seed in the Eastern Conference, three games behind the Milwaukee Bucks. Boston is undefeated in the season series against Toronto, coming out on top in each of their three meetings.

Siakam is averaging 24.3 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 and Jaylen Brown have powered the Celts on offense, averaging 30.2 and 26.6 points per game, respectively.

Tatum ranks sixth in the league in scoring, while Brown is eighth. Tatum also has averaged 8.8 rebounds per game. Marcus Smart has doled out 6.3 assists per game. The Celtics rank as one of the most explosive offenses in the league, fourth-best with 117.9 points per game.

The Raptors are only 2-8 in their last 10 games at TD Garden.Toronto is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +7.8 (113.6-105.8). Boston has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 120.3 points per game on average while holding opponents to 106.6 (+13.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Gary Trent Jr.: 2.0 | 21.6 | -19.6
Points per game:
Gary Trent Jr.: 0.0 | 17.4 | -17.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Robert Williams: 12.3 | 17.7 | -5.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Boston Celtics (-120)

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