Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics (By: Miyagi)
Leonard is not having a great month, averaging a very low 21.6p and 5 rebounds in February while he has missed 3 of his team's 8 games for rest purposes and although that might be alerting knowing his medical history, I haven't noticed anything suspicious in his performances in the games he plays as he is very aggressive and fully committed on both ends thus, at least imo, there is nothing to worry about that has to do with his health.
Leonard has been very dominant against the Celtics this season, he has scored at least 31 points in all their 3 meetings so far and in those particular games (and most games against top teams) he has extra freedom offensively. His shooting is not great and quite often his opponents come up with great defenses on him early in the games and prevent him from getting hot but the only thing I can say about Leonard without a doubt is that no matter how he starts, he always adapts and finds ways to do the damage as he goes deeper into games (did so against the Spurs in his last game despite the fact that he had the worst possible start he could have). Tatum is one of the least efficient defenders in this Celtics' starting lineup and once again, i can't see him taking care of Leonard without extra help and double teams. This line is extremely small at 25 points, Leonard relishes those games and i will trust him to cover, hands down.
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics predictions
|Leonard Over 25.5 Points||Bet365||1.83||9||21 LOST (-9 units)|
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).