Raptors Vs Celtics: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – December 5, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 5, 2022

The Toronto Raptors (12-11) hope to build on a three-game home winning stretch when hosting the Boston Celtics (19-5) on December 5, 2022.

The betting facts in what follows reflect odds as of December 5, 2022 at 7:01 PM ET. Keep scrolling for a look at all of the latest odds for this outing and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Raptors Vs Celtics Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 5

Raptors: Juancho Hernangomez: Doubtful (Ankle), Otto Porter: Out (Foot), Precious Achiuwa: Out (Ankle)

Celtics: Marcus Smart: Out (Hip), Robert Williams: Out (Knee), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Celtics (+1.5)
Total Pick Under (228)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Raptors Vs Celtics Stat Rankings

Raptors Avg. (Rank) Celtics Avg. (Rank)
110.9 (19th) Points Scored 120.8 (1st)
109.5 (7th) Points Allowed 112.7 (13th)
43.7 (12th) Rebounds 42.2 (24th)
12.9 (3rd) Off. Rebounds 8.0 (27th)
10.7 (24th) 3pt Made 16.8 (1st)
23.3 (24th) Assists 27.0 (9th)
12.8 (3rd) Turnovers 13.3 (6th)

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Raptors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 13 24.2 8.9 7.1 1.1 0.5 1.3
OG Anunoby 23 19.3 5.8 2.3 2.3 0.9 1.6
Fred VanVleet 17 16.8 3.4 6.6 1.8 0.4 2.9
Gary Trent Jr. 20 16.5 2.1 1.6 1.6 0.2 2.2
Scottie Barnes 20 14.2 6.8 5.0 1.0 0.9 1.3

Celtics Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 23 29.5 7.7 4.2 0.8 1.0 3.2
Jaylen Brown 22 25.4 6.6 3.4 0.9 0.3 2.2
Malcolm Brogdon 20 13.3 3.8 3.3 0.5 0.2 1.8
Marcus Smart 21 11.8 3.1 7.7 1.1 0.3 1.8
Derrick White 24 10.7 2.9 3.2 0.8 0.6 1.8

Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Raptors are 13-10-0 this year.
  • Toronto is 7-5 as 1.5-point favorites or more.
  • The Raptors have played 23 games this season, and 11 of them have gone over the total.
  • Toronto’s games have finished with more than 228 points seven times so far this year.
  • The over/under in this game is 228 points, 7.7 higher than the average total in Raptors games this season.
  • The Celtics’ record against the spread is 15-9-0.
  • The Celtics have seen 14 of their 24 games hit the over.
  • Boston’s games have gone over 228 points on 14 occasions this year.
  • This season, Celtics games have resulted in an average scoring total of 233.5, which is 5.5 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
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