Toronto Raptors (33-12 ) vs Boston Celtics (25-18)Date : 01/16/2019
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : TD Garden
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
The Celtics will welcome the Raptors to TD Garden as they have now lost three games in a row as the Raptors are coming off an overtime win against the Wizards. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Toronto Raptors's Latest Performance :
The Raptors have now won five games in a row. The Raptors almost blew a 23 point lead but Kawhi came through in the end. He scored 41-point, 11-rebound double-double, adding three 3-pointers, five assists, three steals, two blocks and three turnovers across a season-high 45 minutes. Pascal Siakam pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds and finished 9-of-16 from the field finishing with 24 points on the night. Serge Ibaka hit the game-winning shot during Sunday’s double-overtime win in Washington, finishing with 10 points. The Raptors will bring the Celtics the business as they are eyeing their sixth straight win and hoping to extend the Celtics losing streak to four. The Raptors are hoping to show who is the better team in the Eastern Conference.
Boston Celtics 's Latest Performance :
The Celtics are hoping to end their three-game losing streak at home against the Raptors. They are coming off a loss against the Nets. They are now seven games behind the first-place Raptors and, perhaps more alarmingly, 2½ games behind the fourth-place 76ers. If the season ended now, Boston would not even have home-court advantage in its opening-round playoff series. The Celtics will be getting Kyrie back into the line-up as he is hoping to put this losing streak to rest. Jayson Tatum scored a season-high 34 points. He hit 12-of-19 shots on the night with five rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks, and three triples. Gordon Hayward was 1 for 6 and scored just 3 points, and Terry Rozier was 3 for 12, with three first-quarter turnovers. The Celtics will have to be at very best since the Raptors are coming in winning five games in a row.
How Toronto Raptors & Boston Celtics Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Raptors are 37-17 ATS in their last 54 vs. NBA Atlantic.
Against The Spread Selection: Toronto Raptors
My reason for the pick :
The Raptors will add misery to the Celtics as they will win their 6th game in a row as the Celtics will drop their 4th game in a row. You can say that the Celtics are playing Raptors so they could lose but to lose four games in a row it doesn’t feel like this is the Celtics that we are accustomed to. It might be something we don’t know going on internally. For the Raptors, they will be able to extend their lead on top of the East. Go with the Raptors.
Betting trends for Toronto Raptors:
- Raptors are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for Boston Celtics :
- Celtics are 17-5-1 ATS in their last 23 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.