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OVER Bettors Excited for Raps-Celtics Tilt

Kyle Lowry Isaiah Thomas

The Toronto Raptors have an opportunity to establish their longest winning streak of the season with a win over the visiting Boston Celtics on Wednesday evening. Winners of five straight, the Raps are adapting to life without injured defensive stopper and prized offseason signing DeMarre Carroll due largely in part to the fantastic backcourt combo of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Celtics' last 10 games against the Eastern Conference.
  • The Celtics are 7-3 SU and ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog of 3.5 or less.

If you’re looking for an edge in handicapping this game, look no further than the total. Both teams head into this one soaring above totals with ease, as the OVER has paid out in nine of Toronto’s previous 12 contests and five of the Celtics’ prior six. The OVER is also 4-1 in the Dinos’ last five home tilts.

Stringing back-to-back covers together has been a tall order for Toronto. The Raptors, who barely covered the -11 spread in Monday’s 112-100 victory over Brooklyn, are just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 after an ATS win.

What more can be said about Lowry that hasn’t been said already? The 29-year-old is averaging 21 points, 6.4 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game in what will very likely result in his second All-Star Game appearance in as many years. Lowry has been especially hot at the Air Canada Centre, shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc in front of the Raptors faithful.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Toronto Raptors installed as -3-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 202.5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Raptors to win this game 107-101. 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

Toronto battles the Boston Celtics, currently with a 22-20 mark (21-19-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 21-20 for the Toronto Raptors and 20-22 for the Boston Celtics. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Boston injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 10-rated Boston Celtics taking on the No. 7-rated Toronto Raptors in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 13-rated NBA squad against Boston's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 18 in the league with 8.17 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 8.93 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston suffered a 118-113 loss against Dallas on Monday, getting 20 points from Marcus Smart in a losing effort at American Airlines Center.

The Nets were burned for 31 points by Kyle Lowry on Monday as the Raptors picked up a 112-100 win at Air Canada Centre.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Chicago, Friday, January 22nd
Toronto home to Miami, Friday, January 22nd

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