Celtics vs. Raptors Game 6 Prediction: NBA Playoff Odds, Point Spread

Charlie Grant | Updated Sep 09, 2020

Pascal Siakim, Raptors, 2020

Where have you gone, Pascal Siakam? The Raptors All-Star wing was called out by his head coach following a Game 5 performance that saw him finish with just 10 points. Can he bounce back in Game 6?

Toronto
53-19
AT
September 09, 2020, 6:30 PM ET
HP Field House
Boston
48-24
Pointspread +2.5 -110
Moneyline +120
Over / Under o +210

62%

Betting Action

38%

Pointspread -2.5 -110
Moneyline -140
Over / Under u +210

62%

Betting Action

38%

The Boston Celtics have pushed the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors to the brink of elimination. The Celtics can tuff Toronto and advance to the conference finals with a win on Wednesday. The Raps may have to do without their most productive big man in this do-or-die contest. 

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

There’s no way to paint a pretty picture of Game 5 or Toronto supporters. The Dinos never led and trailed by as many as 30 points on Monday night. Even worse, Serge Ibaka sprained his ankle – putting his availability for Game 6 in doubt. 

Filling the hop continues to be the Raptors’ main problem. Toronto is averaging just 97.2 points per game in the series and has scored no more than 104 points in any of the five contests. The Under is a perfect 5-0 in the series and 7-1 in the Dinos’ last eight games.

Nick Nurse’s group is shooting just 30.9 percent from beyond the arc – the worst of all eight teams in the second round of the playoffs. 

For the Celtics, they might argue that Game 5 was inevitable. The C’s have outplayed the Raptors in the series. Game 4 – their worst performance of the series – was close all the way until the last two possessions. Boston is now 6-3 straight up and 7-2 against the spread against Toronto this season. 

Sports Interaction is still reporting a ton of action on the reigning champs. Nearly 65 percent of the spread bets on the game are on the Raptors to cover as 3-point underdogs. Meanwhile, about 85 percent of SIA customers expect the game to go Over the 210-point total.

Toronto Raptors

Where have you gone, Pascal Siakam? The Drakes’ supposed All-Star wing was called out by head coach Nick Nurse following a Game 5 performance that saw Siakam finish with just 10 points and zero free throw attempts in 28 minutes of action.

“I’m not sure why he’s been so out of rhythm since the restart,” Nurse told reporters. “He hasn’t had a lot of great games.”

That sounds like a challenge from a head coach to his star player.

Boston Celtics

The C’s are winning the battle in the paint in convincing fashion. They have outrebounded the Raptors in all five games and Daniel Theis is getting the best of his matchup against Marc Gasol. Toronto must do a better job boxing out the C’s in Game 6.

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