Title: Deep Dive Series Preview: How the Raptors and Celtics match up
Date: August 25, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I went deep breaking down the Raptors-Celtics second-round series with analytics, rotations, matchups, shot spectrums, and more.
The decision of who to pick between the Raptors and Celtics is a much tougher one than between Arkells and John Cena. Bookmakers got out early with the Raptors as slight -125 favourites, an implied win probability of about 55.6 percent. Jacob Goldstein‘s model has the Raptors at 62 percent, while FiveThirtyEight flips things with a 55-percent probability for the Celtics. In case you’re not sharp on your probabilities, this series projects to be very close, and with some injury uncertainty for a star player and a season-series that runs at least a little counter to full-season performances, it’s anyone’s guess.
Well, it’s your guess. I am forcing you. Not until the end of this piece, though.