TOR VS BOS NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
NBA Regular Season
TOR VS BOS MATCH PREVIEW:
Toronto Raptors host Boston Celtics in NBA action on Thursday (IST) at Air Canada Center, in Toronto. This is the match between top two teams of Eastern conference and a mouthwatering prospect considering the Conference kingship is on the line.
Boston (53-24) are 2nd in Eastern Conference heading into this match, only two games behind their hosts. So there isn’t much difference between these two sides. But only 5 games remain in the regular season, so Celtics need to win at least three of their remaining games to have any hope of winning the conference, while they hope that Toronto lose at least four of their next five games.
In away games, Celtics have performed better than in home games. The Celts have lost just 11 away games, while at home they lost two more in 2017-18. So the Greens are a better traveler and Raptors need to be wary of this fact.
Toronto (55-22), on the other hand, are leading the charge in the Eastern Conference. This game is pivotal because if they win it, they are certain to win the conference. Also, their home record this season is the 2nd best in both the conference and only Houston Rockets have lost fewer games than Toronto in 2017-18 season.
So the home team must be beaming with confidence ahead of this match.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, April 05, 05:30 AM IST
Venue: Air Canada Center, Toronto
Form of the Team-
Toronto Raptors chose the wrong time to hit the low phase of the season. They have lost their last two games against Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers and scored significantly lesser than what they are averaging this season.
So this game against one of the big boys may be a perfect opportunity to put things in place and avenge that nail-biting 100-99 loss against Celtics just a few days ago.
As a team, Raptors are averaging 112.3 points per game, while allowing opposition 104.5 points.
Their shooting accuracy stands at 47.2 percent, while the teams are shooting at 45.1 percent against them.
Kyrie Irving is racking up points far more than any other Celtics player this season. The former Cleveland Cavaliers man is averaging 24.4 points per game this season. But he is out of this clash due to the surgery on this knee.
Boston Celtics –
Boston Celtics lose a high-profile match today against Cleveland Cavaliers, and which effectively, ended their six games winning streak. The loss was a hard pill to swallow for every Greens fan as Raptors loss their game too. If Celtics won the match against Cavaliers, the gap between both the teams would have been just one game heading into this match.
Celtics are averaging just 104.2 points this season. But their guards have done a wonderful job as teams are scoring just 100 points per game this season against them. So DeMar DeRozan and company need to be at their toes in this particular game.
Last 10 Games –
Toronto Raptors – W W L W L W L W L L
Boston Celtics – L W L W W W W W W L
Toronto Raptors – Win – 55, Loss – 21
Boston Celtics – Win – 53, Loss – 24
Top Performer –
For Toronto Raptors-
|Points Per Game||DeMar DeRozan||23.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Jonas Valanciunas||8.6|
|Assists Per Game||Kyle Lowry||6.8|
For Boston Celtics:
|Points Per Game||Kyrie Irving||24.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Al Horford||7.3|
|Assists Per Game||Kyrie Irving||5.1|
TOR VS BOS TEAM NEWS:
There aren’t any injury concerns for Toronto Raptors in this match. head-Coach Dwane Casey has all the team as his disposal to choose from.
Serge Ibaka (Forward), OG Anunoby (Forward), Jonas Valanciunas (Center), Kyle Lowry (Guard), DeMar DeRozan (Guard)
From the bench: Fred Van Vleet, Pascal Siakam, C. J. Miles, Jakob Poeltl, Delon Wright, Lucas Nogueira, Norman Powell
Boston Celtics are depleted by the injuries to their top talent in this match. Their top scorer Kyrie Irving is once again missing the match due to the knee injury. While Gordon Hayward remains a long-term absentee because of his ankle injury.
Shane Larkin (Illness), Terry Rozier (Ankle Injury), Marcus Smart (finger Injury), and Daniel Thies (Knee Injury) have been ruled out from this clash through their respective injuries.
Jayson Tatum (Forward), Al Horford, (Forward), Aron Baynes (Center), Jaylen Brown (Guard), Kadeem Allen (Guard)
From the bench: Guerschon Yabusele, Marcus Morris, Semi Ojeleye, Greg Monroe, Abdel Nader
Boston Celtics – Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum
Toronto Raptors – Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan
TOR VS BOS FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Toronto Raptors definitely need this win to stave off any challenge from Boston Celtics for the Eastern Conference title. Also, the fact that visitors are without all the first team probables, gives them an added advantage at their den.
We are backing Raptors to win the match.
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.