BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Raptors +3 (-110)
- Celtics vs Raptors Over/Under: 218 points
The Raptors (42-31-1 ATS) are 8-2 ATS in their last games and are also 8-2 SU. The total has gone UNDER in nine of Toronto’s last 13 games against Boston even as the Raptors are 0-8 ATS in their last eight contests when playing atr home against the Celtics.
The Celtics (37-35-2 ATS) are 5-1 ATS in their last six matches, 6-0 SU in their last six outings and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 contests against Toronto. Boston is on a five-game winning streak and 9-1 in its last 10 games after beating the Utah Jazz, 125-97, on Wednesday but may miss All Star Jayson Tatum (knee) and Jaylen Brown (knee) due to injuries while center Al Horford (personal) and Robert Williams (knee) will also be out.
Toronto has won its last two matches and eight of its last 10 after coming off a 131-91 blowout of the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. The Raptors are in for a fight at home despite an undermanned Celtics squad but the hosts will be led by Pascal Siakam, who averages 22.2 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, 5.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game, and All Star guard Fred VanVleet (20.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6.7 apg).
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 111 Boston Celtics – 106 Toronto Raptors
- Over/Under — OVER 218 points
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