TOR VS BOS NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction, Match Odds, Preview, Fantasy Team News
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors
NBA Regular Season
TOR VS BOS MATCH PREVIEW:
Boston Celtics host Toronto Raptors in NBA action on Sunday morning (IST) at TD Garden, in Boston.
The game will saw the top two teams of Eastern Conference collide against each other, and considering, a lot is riding on this game, you could see a game of tactical brilliance at TD Garden.
With a record of 52-23 from the 75 games in the NBA regular season, the Host are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. While the visitors are leading the conference with 55 wins and 20 losses in the 2017-18 season so far.
Considering only 7 games remaining in the regular season, it's Celtics who need to win this game at all cost. The gap between both these teams is three and could be trimmed down to two if the Greens win this match, while it could be four if Raptors end Boston's 5 game winning streak here.
Also for the uninitiated, the team that wins the most matches in this conference in the regular season will be crowned the Eastern Conference. So definitely, the game is too big to lose for either of these teams.
It's Raptors who hold all the cards as even if they lose this match, and considering how good they have been all this season, it's not hard to look at them as the champions-elect of this conference.
But whatever the result of this match, one thing for sure, the match will not be short of high-profile Basketball.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, April 01, 05:00 AM IST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston
Form of the Team-
Boston Celtics are coming into this match on the back of five straight wins. During that imperious run, the Green have beaten Oklahoma City Thunder (100-99) in a buzzer-beater match, while Portland Trail Blazers (100-105), and Utah Jazz (97-94) have faced the same fate.
Celtics are averaging 104.1 points this season, and that makes them only the 19th best team in NBA in that regard. So it's their defense that makes them a team hard to be beaten.
Former Cleveland Cavaliers man Kyrie Irving is doing wonders for his new team. The 26-year-old Point-Guard is averaging 24.4 points, making him the 11th best player in NBA in 2017-18. So Raptors' guards have a big job on their hands to shut out the service to hosts' best player.
While the Eastern Conference leaders have taken the foot off the gas in the past few games or, better to say, since their 11 game winning streak came to an end against Oklahoma City Thunder. Since that 132-125 loss, the Raptors have lost two more games, making it three losses and three wins in their last six games.
So Toronto certainly need a big win ahead of the all-important NBA playoffs and what better to achieve that target than beating your biggest rival at their own perch.
As a team, Raptors are accumulating 112.5 points per game, and that is way more than what Celtics are doing with the hoop.
Last 10 Games –
Boston Celtics – W L L W L W W W W W
Toronto Raptors – W W W W L W L W L W
Boston Celtics – Win – 52, Loss – 23
Toronto Raptors – Win – 55, Loss – 20
Top Performer –
For Boston Celtics-
|Points Per Game||Kyrie Irving||24.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Al Horford||7.4|
|Assists Per Game||Kyrie Irving||5.1|
For Toronto Raptors:
|Points Per Game||DeMar DeRozan||23.3|
|Rebounds per Game||Jonas Valanciunas||8.5|
|Assists Per Game||Nikola Jokic||6.8|
TOR VS BOS TEAM NEWS:
Their top scorer Kyrie Irving is missing this match due to the knee injury, while Marcus Smart (finger Injury), Gordon Hayward (Ankle Injury), and Daniel Thies (Knee Injury) have been ruled out from this clash through their respective injuries.
Marcus Morris, Al Horford, and Jaylen Brown all are doubts for this match.
Jayson Tatum (Forward), Guerschon Yabusele (Forward), Aron Baynes (Center), Jaylen Brown (Guard), Terry Rozier (Guard)
From the bench: Shane Larkin, Semi Ojeleye, Greg Monroe, Abdel Nader
For Raptors, Marcus Paige, Cody Zeller, M Carter Williams and Jeremy Lamb are doubtful.
Serge Ibaka (Forward), OG Anunoby (Forward), Jonas Valanciunas (Center), Kyle Lowry (Guard), DeMar DeRozan – Doubt (Guard)
From the bench: Fred Van Vleet, Pascal Siakam, C. J. Miles, Jakob Poeltl, Delon Wright, Lucas Nogueira, Norman Powell
Boston Celtics – Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum
Toronto Raptors – Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Boston Celtics are on a five-game winning streak and are playing at home, while Toronto Raptors are the leaders of Eastern Conference, and that makes them a hot-favorites for this match.
We are going for a home win in this match.
TOR VS BOS FANTASY TEAM:
NOTE: THIS TOR VS BOS MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.