Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors NBA Pick – March 28

The NBA is set up with another solid slate of basketball throughout March 28. Nine games are up on the board throughout Monday night. One of these games will be between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:30 PM Eastern time.

Boston has earned a record of 47-28 throughout this season, which has them sitting in the top spot of the Eastern Conference. The Celtics have won six games in a row and eleven of their last twelve games. Boston has half a game lead on the third and fourth spot of the Conference. The Celtics will look to extend their very tight lead with a win in this one.

The Raptors have put up a record of 42-32 so far this season, which has them in sixth place of the Eastern Conference. Toronto has won two straight games and eight of their last ten. The Raptors are one game back on the fifth spot and four and a half games back on the top spot. Toronto will look to earn a big win at home in this one.

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and are competing near the top of the Eastern Conference. The Celtics played a game on Sunday night and will look to avoid a slow start in this one. Toronto has some extra rest and will look to use it to their advantage. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Boston Celtics -2 (-110) Over 218 ½ (-110)
Toronto Raptors +2 (-110) Under 218 ½ (-110)

 

Team Data Boston Celtics Toronto Raptors
Overall Record 47-28 42-32
Away/ Home Record 21-16 19-16
PPG 110.7 109.1
PPG Away/ Home 111.7 109.9
PAPG 103.9 107.1
PAPG Away/ Home 104.5 106.1

Betting Trends

Boston Celtics

  • 39-33 ATS this season
  • 11-8 ATS as an underdog
  • 21-15 ATS in road games
  • 8-3 ATS in March
  • 6-7 ATS when playing on back to back days
  • 7-7 ATS against divisional opponents
  • 17-10 ATS after non-Conference game
  • 12-16 ATS after a win by 10 points or more
  • 2-5 ATS after scoring 130 points or more
  • 7-7 ATS after three or more straight wins
  • 20-12 ATS against team with a winning record

Toronto Raptors

  • 41-32 ATS this season
  • 19-16 ATS as an underdog
  • 17-17 ATS in home games
  • 8-6 ATS in March
  • 9-4 ATS in divisional games
  • 7-12 ATS after allowing 100 points or less
  • 10-11 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 0-2 ATS after winning 130 points or more
  • 26-13 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up three times throughout this season. Scottie Barnes dropped 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Raptors earned a 115-83 win in the first game. Jayson Tatum put up 22 points and 11 rebounds as Boston grabbed a 104-88 win in the second meeting. Marcus Smart scored 21 points in the third matchup to help lead the Celtics to a 109-97 win.

Field Goal Shooting

The Celtics has been solid shooting the ball on the season. Boston has shot 46.3 percent from the field, which is 14th in the league. The Celtics have made 35.2 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 15th in the NBA. Boston has sunk 81.8 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 2nd in the league this season.

Toronto has struggled shooting the ball a bit throughout this season. The Raptors have made 44.5 percent of their shots from the field, which is 25th in the league. Toronto has been shooting 35.1 percent from deep, which is 15th in the NBA. The Raptors have drained 75.5 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 24th in the league.

Boston has been better shooting the ball throughout this season and have the edge on defense. The Celtics have held their opponents to a 43.1 percent from the field, which is 1st in the league. Toronto has allowed opposing teams to shoot 46.2 percent from the field, which is 17th in the NBA. Both teams will look for their defenses to step up in this one.

Top Performers

Jayson Tatum has been strong for Boston throughout this season. Tatum has averaged 27.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.4 points per game. Derrick White has averaged 13.3 points per game. Marcus Smart is averaging 11.9 points and 5.8 assists per game. Robert Williams and Al Horford have both averaged 10 points per game to round out the lineup

Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet have been the leaders for the Raptors on the season. Siakam is averaging 22.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. VanVleet has averaged 20.6 points and 6.7 assists per game. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 18 points, while OG Anunoby has averaged 17.4 points per game. Scottie Barnes rounds out the lineup, averaging 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. Gary Trent Jr. is listed as questionable for Toronto, which will be important to watch out for. Al Horford missed Sunday’s game for the Celtics, but could return in this one. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Celtics are coming off a big win on Sunday night and will look to avoid a slow start in this one. Toronto has been picking up their play as of late and will look to remain hot. If the Raptors can grab an early lead at home, I like their chances to earn the win.

BetOnline has Boston listed as a -2 against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to the Celtics on the road in this one. I think that this line should be closer to even with Toronto at home and Boston playing on the second half of a back to back. I think the Raptors will bounce back after dropping the last two matchups to the Celtics. As home underdogs, I like the value on Toronto.

The Bet
Toronto Raptors +2
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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