Toronto Raptors @ Boston Celtics Odds

Toronto Raptors
@
Boston Celtics

Raptors @ Celtics Team Statistics

Toronto Raptors
Boston Celtics
43WON
34WON
LAST 10 GAMES RECORDS
Toronto RaptorsWLLWWWWWWL
Boston CelticsLWLLLLWWWW
7 wins / 0 draws / 3 defeats
  • Toronto Raptors @ Chicago Bulls122-83
  • Detroit Pistons @ Toronto Raptors106-104
  • New Orleans Pelicans @ Toronto Raptors126-110
  • New York Knicks @ Toronto Raptors112-128
  • Toronto Raptors @ Sacramento Kings114-105
  • Toronto Raptors @ Utah Jazz124-111
  • Toronto Raptors @ L.A. Lakers121-107
  • Toronto Raptors @ Phoenix Suns107-98
  • Philadelphia 76ers @ Toronto Raptors112-129
  • Toronto Raptors @ Milwaukee Bucks109-124
5 wins / 0 draws / 5 defeats
  • Utah Jazz @ Boston Celtics98-86
  • Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics82-111
  • Boston Celtics @ Portland Trailblazers94-100
  • Boston Celtics @ Utah Jazz115-123
  • Boston Celtics @ Denver Nuggets107-115
  • Boston Celtics @ Indiana Pacers101-102
  • Milwaukee Bucks @ Boston Celtics113-117
  • Detroit Pistons @ Boston Celtics105-108
  • Boston Celtics @ Detroit Pistons109-89
  • Boston Celtics @ Oklahoma City Thunder101-95

Raptors @ Celtics Game Preview

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors played their worst game of the season on Monday, losing by 16 points at home to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans exposed some paint defence problem that could plague the Raptors when they play teams with elite big men. Still, one loss after busy stretch against a perennial MVP candidate is no reason to worry.

Boston Celtics

Despite the talent on the Boston Celtics, the team has been very sluggish to start the season. At 7-6 through their first 13 games, the Celtics need to go 53-16 over the rest of the season to go over their preseason win totals.

Game Snippet

The Celtics and Raptors are currently co-favourites to win the Eastern Conference. While the Celtics (once they get going and figure out the best lineups to play) probably have more talent than the Toronto Raptors overall, the Raptors have gone 9-4 against their Atlantic Division rivals since the 2015-16 season. 

Raptors @ Celtics Betting Tips

  • 1

    Last four games decided by at least 10 points

  • 2

    The home team won last eight games in the rivalry

  • 3

    Boston has not won the season series since 2010-11

  • 4

    Only one of last six games saw both sides score over 100 points

  • 5

    Boston won both games against Toronto at home last season by 12 combined points

  • 6

    Boston leads all-time series 52-38

Raptors @ Celtics Game Prediction

Game Predictions

The Boston Celtics will try to even up the season series when they host the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. The Raptors have had the upper hand in this rivalry since Brad Stevens took over as Boston’s head coach. Stevens is 7-14 against Toronto in his career and never winning more than two games against Toronto in a single season.

The Celtics need a win against the Raptors to keep within distance of them for the top spot in the Eastern Conference as well as keeping tiebreaking scenarios alive in case the two teams tie at the end of the season. So the question remains, what team is worth the money on Friday night.

For once, it might be a good strategy to lay some money against the Toronto Raptors. The Boston Celtics need a big win, after a lacklustre month to start the season (which concluded with an embarrassing road loss to the Portland Trailblazers). Stevens needs to make some adjustments and with the lowly Chicago Bulls on the docket this week, before they play Toronto, there is a chance for Stevens to make some changes and try out some new lineups with more energy.

While the lineup changes may not yield great success in the long run, a few moves to shake things up could help the team right now. Pick the Boston Celtics to win at home against the Toronto Raptors in a low-scoring (bet on the under when it becomes available) game.

Pick: Boston Celtics (-115) to Win Straight Up