Both teams feeling tired after not only a long series but a brutal Game 6 that went into 2OT’s. I thought the Raptors would of been out of there last game, and to be fair they almost were if it wasn’t for some terrible officiating during garbage time. Let’s not forget the Raptors were my pick to win it all at the beginning of the year. So far so good on that front.
If the Raptors have a great defensive performance they can close out this Celtics team. However, this well-coached Celtics squad didn’t come this far to lay an egg. These teams are shooting nearly the same FG % on the floor. With the Celtics edging the Raptors in that category 46.1% to 45.8%. Factor in both teams will have to lay it on the line to beat one another. The flare-ups between the teams during the last game could spark both of these teams scoring to pick up quickly.
Both teams are 1st and 2nd in points allowed per game. That doesn’t worry me considering both teams are fairly tired coming into this game. Expect close-out defensive opportunities to be slim. Both teams love to shoot from deep and that won’t stop tonight.
My wager: OVER 204 Total Points (-110).
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