On Wednesday – the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors will get together in a National Basketball Association affair. These are the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, as they head into this game. Both teams are coming into the game fresh off a game on Tuesday. Heading into Tuesday, Toronto was 55-21 on the season.
The Boston Celtics sit just two games back in the Eastern Conference with their 53-23 record. The Celtics are looking to grab the top seed in the conference after losing in the conference title round a season ago. The Toronto Raptors are -4 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday in the National Basketball Association.
Raptors Looking to Keep Top Seed in East
The Toronto Raptors are led by their guard play. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have been fantastic once again. The knack on the Raptors guards have been their play in the postseason. Until then – they are going to approach 60 wins by the time the regular season comes to an end.
DeRozan is the top scorer for Toronto with nearly 24 points per game. The other guard, Lowry is also scoring, but is known for his ability to pass the ball. Lowry is dishing out 7 assists per game. This is the third straight season that the Raptors will finish the regular season with 50+ wins in the regular season.
Stevens Leading Celtics
The Boston Celtics beat the Raptors earlier this week, and would love to compete the sweep of the week. The Celtics have won six straight games since a road loss in New Orleans. In those six games, Boston has allowed 100+ points just once. The Celtics are the third best defense, allowing 100.1 per game.
The top scorer for the Celtics is Kyrie Irving with 24.4 points per game, but we will likely not see him again until the postseason. The Celtics have also enjoyed a very good season from Jaylen Brown. The second year guard is scoring 14 points per game, just ahead of rookie Jayson Tatum with 13.9.
Toronto Tops Boston
This should be a competitive basketball game. Could be the Eastern Conference Finals Preview. The Raptors can really score, and Boston is a really good defensive team. The Celtics are not as good on the road as they have been at home, and going against a solid home team in Toronto.
Look for the Raptors to run the basketball up and down the floor a little quicker than the pace that the Celtics want to go. When push comes to shove, the Raptors are going to win this game at home. Bet on the Toronto Raptors -4 over the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association on Wednesday.