Pick #1 – Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics
TGIF and its time to get ready for the weekend by taking in some NBA and tonight we get a nice divionsal showdown as the Toronto Raptors (15-7) take on the Boston Celtics (13-9) as we get two teams really starting to hit their stride. We get a great opening read on this game as we have watched this NBA 205.5 opening over / under starting line move all the way up to a 207.5 total showing a clear pattern on where the sharp bettors feel this game will end up. Diving deeper into the facts and stats we see that the total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games and that the total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games on the road and anyone watching the Raptors knows they are playing at a lights out pace right now. On top of this the total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games and even without Isaiah Thomas they have every weapon healthy and the scoring has been trending up lately. The recent offensive and deffensive performance statistics give us averages of 216.77 and 206.32 and we find ourselves in one of those rare spots where the total offenese launches way over where we need to be creating a huge value position that simplycan not go over looked. Both teams OVER/UNDER combined record for the year is 24-20 so the season long odds favor us nicely here also. When it comes to pace of play Boston is 19 and Toronto is 27 but these numbers are very decieving given recent output and actually work for us here as it is keeping the total abnormally low in a place where it should not be. Equally sneaky the Raptors are 24 in posessions per game and the Celtics 21 but each team is making every possesion count which we will see goes along way towards creating a ton of points. The public consensus for this game is 82% in favor of the OVER so every marker is on our side in this one. The computer predicted scoring outcome of this game is 215 so banking on the 207.5 OVER coming through seems like a solid lock as we head into the weekend.
Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics - Friday, December 09, 2016 7:35 PM
705 Toronto Raptors +1½ -110 +105
706 Boston Celtics -1½ -110 -125
705 Toronto Raptors Over 207½ -110
706 Boston Celtics 207½ -110
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 207.5 (2 Units)
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