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Raptors Have a Penchant for Going OVER in Canada

In the tiers of the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors are firmly established behind the Cleveland Cavaliers and ahead of everyone else. The division rivals will write a new chapter in their long-standing rivalry on Tuesday in Canada. Sportsbooks opened the Raps as 4.5-point favorites with a total of 219.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five games against the Raptors.
  • The Raptors are 24-7 SU in their last 31 games after a loss.
  • The Raptors are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games as a favorite of 4.0 or less.

The Dinos have been sitting comfortably in the second seed for the majority of the season, but they’ve slipped up lately by dropping five of seven ahead of this one. Toronto’s lead over Boston sits at only one game thanks to a 4-1 stretch by the Celtics.

In back-to-back losses to Chicago and Houston, Toronto blew massive second-half leads. The Raptors have allowed at least 110 points five times during their last seven games, and a mediocre defense has looked downright lackluster of late.

The Raptors have a tendency to shoot the lights out and allow points at an alarming rate when they play at the Air Canada Centre, as the OVER is 10-3 in Toronto's last 13 home games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Boston Celtics listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 219 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 113-106 win for the Raptors on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics will try to spoil the party on Tuesday; they are 21-15-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are 22-14-1 ATS. Boston is 19-18 vs the betting total points scored; Toronto is 24-13. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Boston injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Toronto Raptors at No. 4 and the Boston Celtics at No. 7 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Toronto's No. 3-ranked offense (110.57 PPG) against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 15 at 104.41 PPG. The Toronto Raptors have averaged 46.82% from the field per game, more than the Boston Celtics have managed so far this NBA season (45.13% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston got 38 points from Isaiah Thomas en route to a 117-108 victory over New Orleans on Saturday at TD Garden.

DeMar DeRozan was dynamite, scoring 36 points and adding 6 rebounds but Houston still won, 129-122, over Toronto on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Toronto is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Washington, Wednesday, January 11th
Toronto home to Brooklyn, Friday, January 13th

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