Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams play on Tuesday April 14th, 2015. At 7:30 PM EST.
The (48-32) Toronto Raptors of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division makes the trip from the “PROVINCE OF ONTARIO” to the “BAY STATE”. The Raptors will play the (38-42) Boston Celtics also of the Eastern Conference Atlantic in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at TD Garden in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The best Sports Handicapper believes Toronto will get past the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Boston is going to be in the postseason after missing out in 2014. The opening betting line has Boston as a four-point home underdog Against The Spread and betting odds total is 208 for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Toronto Raptors have won their last three in a row straight up. Toronto won their last game on the road at Miami 107-104 on April 11th. Toronto is going to win the Atlantic division title this season. The Raptors are competing against Chicago for the number-three seed in the playoffs. Toronto averages 104.3 points per contest scoring the basketball. The Raptors defense ranks twelfth in the East and nineteenth in the NBA. The Big three of DeMar
DeRozan, Kyle Lowrey and Center Jonas Valanciunas are the team leaders in all five major offensive categories. The Toronto Raptors are 3-3 their last six 2015 NBA Expert Picks on the road, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total twice. Forward Amir Johnson is questionable Tuesday with an ankle injury. Toronto is 2-8-1 Against The Point spread their last eleven at Boston. The Raptors are 1-4 Against The Spread their last five on Tuesday’s. Bovada lists the Toronto Raptors at 30/1 2015 NBA Eastern Conference title.
The 2015 Boston Celtics have won six of seven both straight up and Against The Point Spread. Boston beat Cleveland 117-78 in their last game April 12th. The Celtics are currently the number seven seed. Brooklyn, Miami, and Indiana are trying to get in the eight-team field, but all three are on the outside. Boston ranks twelfth in the league scoring the basketball. The Celtics defense allows the opposition 101.3 points per contest. Point Guards Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley are the teams leading scorers. The acquisition of Thomas is paying dividends. Power Forward Jared Sullinger is back after missing time with a back injury. Sullinger leads the team in rebounds and shot blocks. Head Coach Brad Stevens and General Manager Danny Ainge have a bright future with the franchise. The Boston Celtics are 6-4 Against The number their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. Boston is 4-0 Against The Spread their last four overall. The betting odds under the total are 6-1 Boston last seven home games against a team with a winning road record. The Boston coaching staff nd players have to stay engaged; the playoffs have not started. The Bovada Lv has Boston Celtics at 75/1 the 2015 Eastern Conference Championship.