NBA Lock Of The Day: Circling A Matchup In The East To Start The Weekend Off Right

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Well, would you look at that, we haven’t had a losing week this week. In fact, we’re coming off of a solid win on Wednesday taking the under in the Raptors-Magic matchup, so let’s keep it rolling into Friday and get the weekend started off with a W.

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NBA Lock For Friday, Aug. 7

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors

The Pick: Over 220.5

Tip-off: 9:00 PM EST

If there’s one thing we know about gambling on literally anything, the only constant is that there is none. So, we’re going to take the opposite approach of what we went with on Wednesday where we took the under in a game involving Toronto and go with the over on Friday.

These are two of the top defensive teams in the league. Boston allows just 107.5 points per game while the Raptors lead the league allowing just 106.1 points per contest. We’re throwing those numbers out the window here, however, thanks to Boston recently exploding for 149 points against the Nets on Wednesday. The Raptors won’t allow the Celtics to put up that kind of number on Friday, but Boston may have found something offensively earlier this week.

Boston and Toronto rank 9th and 13th, respectively in total scoring. Sure, they do their damage on the defensive side, but 221 total points is a low number when talking about two teams that do have the ability to fill it up.

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