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NBA Picks: Celtics at Raptors Point Spread

NBA Picks: Celtics at Raptors Point Spread
Atlantic Division rivals Boston Celtics (23-14) and Toronto Raptors (24-13) meet for the second time this season, with the tip-off at 7:30 pm. As of late, these two contenders have been moving in opposite directions in the quest to finish second to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the eastern conference.

Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors Odds

After a tough west coast road trip and a pair of disheartening losses where the Raptors coughed up their prey, Toronto’s in the middle of one of their worst stretches in the past couple of years, losing five of their last seven games. The Celtics have been rolling, winning 10 of their last 12 games to creep only one game back from the Raps for the Atlantic Division lead. This streak could be misleading because Boston has been facing relatively weak squads during their run. The Raptors represent a tough test, matching up well against Boston’s strengths.

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Wednesday 01 February
Toronto Raptors
Boston Celtics

Toronto Raptors @ Boston Celtics

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Avery Bradley didn’t travel with the team to Toronto, and will be missing from the Celtics lineup, creating a significant hole at shooting guard. Pairing well with Thomas, Bradley’s in the middle of his best year, scoring 18 PPG on career high splits of .479/.417/.762. Boston’s already short on shooting, which has forced coach Brad Stevens to draw up creative ways of making space for all-star point guard Isaiah Thomas. Power forward Patrick Patterson rejoined the Raptors against the Houston Rockets, which will help mend Toronto’s defense after a rough couple of nights dealing with James Harden and Jimmy Butler at their peak.

Celtics at Raptors Prediction

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Boston already has a tough time lining up against Toronto’s all-star back court, which is among the top three in the association. Without Avery Bradley, the Celtics must rely on Marcus Smart to pick up the slack. Smart’s a tough, superb defender, and among the finest floppers in the NBA. But his .373 FG% and .312 3P% will leave Boston underpowered on offense. Thomas will probably need to score close to forty for the Celtics to have a chance. Also, if Al Horford repeats his disappearing act against New Orleans, Boston will be in for a long night.

Bradley’s injury problems arrive at a time when the Celtics want to prove themselves against the finest teams in the association. Boston hasn’t been able to beat teams with better records, losing seven in a row against squads like San Antonio, Houston, Oklahoma City and Cleveland. Toronto, another team with a superior record, wants to stem the defensive bleeding they’ve experienced over the past two games and avoid a three-game losing streak. They’ll feel extra motivation to do so in front of a home crowd at the Air Canada Centre.

Offense hasn’t been a problem for the Raptors, and the undermanned Celtics will have trouble stopping the relentless attack of Kyle Lowry and DeMar Derozan. The last time these two teams played, sophomore reserve guard Norman Powell dropped 20 on the Celtics. If any member of the Raptors rotation supports Kyle and DeMar with 20 points of their own, there’s virtually no chance of a Boston victory. Coach Dwayne Casey will make sure the Raptors are better focused and organized on the defensive end, especially against a rising division rival. Toronto should be able to beat a 4.5 spread without too much trouble and betting under for totals makes sense considering Boston’s injury situation.

NBA Picks Tonight | January 10, 2017

Nine games take place on a busy Tuesday night in the NBA, including a pair of fascinating matchups between young teams on the rise and elite contenders. The Spurs face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks while the Cleveland Cavaliers visit Utah. Both the Jazz and the Bucks have a reasonable shot at pulling off the upset, especially if one of Cleveland’s starters sit for the evening. The lock of the day features the Warriors welcoming the Miami Heat to Oakland, where the Dubs will mercilessly slaughter Pat Riley’s championship leftovers.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 30 January
FT Sacramento Kings 119 - 122 Philadelphia 76ers -147 +140 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 96 - 104 Miami Heat +315 -357 Odds
AOT Orlando Magic 105 - 111 Wolves +315 -345 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 109 - 113 Boston Celtics +205 -227 Odds
FT Cleveland Cavaliers 97 - 104 Dallas Mavericks -172 +167 Odds
FT Memphis Grizzlies 115 - 96 Phoenix Suns -172 +150 Odds
Tuesday 31 January
FT New York Knicks 101 - 117 Washington Wizards +328 -370 Odds
AOT Pelicans 106 - 108 Toronto Raptors +275 -345 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 83 - 105 Houston Rockets +725 -909 Odds
FT Thunder 94 - 108 San Antonio Spurs +400 -455 Odds
FT Charlotte Hornets 98 - 115 Blazers +165 -164 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 116 - 120 L.A. Lakers -102 -105 Odds
Wednesday 01 February
FT Indiana Pacers 98 - 88 Orlando Magic -141 +130 Odds
FT Wolves 97 - 125 Cleveland Cavaliers +250 -256 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 104 - 109 Boston Celtics +230 -250 Odds
FT New York Knicks 95 - 90 Brooklyn Nets -141 +130 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 93 - 116 Miami Heat +110 -112 Odds
FT Pelicans 98 - 118 Detroit Pistons +275 -323 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 95 - 113 Dallas Mavericks +290 -323 Odds
FT Memphis Grizzlies 119 - 99 Denver Nuggets -169 +165 Odds
FT Milwaukee Bucks 88 - 104 Utah Jazz +305 -333 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 124 - 114 Phoenix Suns -133 +130 Odds
FT Chicago Bulls 128 - 100 Thunder +139 -137 Odds
FT Charlotte Hornets 111 - 126 Warriors +1350 -1667 Odds
Thursday 02 February
L.A. Lakers 19:00 Washington Wizards +550 -714 Odds
Atlanta Hawks 20:00 Houston Rockets +400 -455 Odds
Philadelphia 76ers 20:30 San Antonio Spurs +1400 -2500 Odds
Warriors 22:30 L.A. Clippers -357 +310 Odds
Friday 03 February
Toronto Raptors 19:00 Orlando Magic
Indiana Pacers 19:30 Brooklyn Nets
Wolves 19:30 Detroit Pistons
Chicago Bulls 20:00 Houston Rockets
Memphis Grizzlies 20:00 Thunder
L.A. Lakers 20:00 Boston Celtics
Milwaukee Bucks 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Dallas Mavericks 22:30 Blazers
Phoenix Suns 22:30 Sacramento Kings
Saturday 04 February
Pelicans 19:00 Washington Wizards
Orlando Magic 19:00 Atlanta Hawks
Detroit Pistons 19:00 Indiana Pacers
Philadelphia 76ers 19:30 Miami Heat
Cleveland Cavaliers 20:30 New York Knicks
Charlotte Hornets 21:00 Utah Jazz
Milwaukee Bucks 21:00 Phoenix Suns
Denver Nuggets 21:00 San Antonio Spurs
Memphis Grizzlies 21:00 Wolves
Warriors 22:30 Sacramento Kings
Sunday 05 February
Toronto Raptors 12:00 Brooklyn Nets
L.A. Clippers 14:00 Boston Celtics
Blazers 15:00 Thunder

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