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NBA betting line favors Celtics over Raptors

Boston CelticsToronto Raptors
Feb 10, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Odds

14-11TEAM RECORD8-19

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Celtics travelling to Toronto Friday to face the Raptors on Friday.

The Raptors sit at 8-19 (14-13 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Celtics are currently 14-11 (12-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Toronto is 10-16-1 OU, and Boston is 10-15 OU.

View Boston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Raptors are listed as 5.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 175.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Celtics, who rate No. 17 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-84 victory for the Celtics.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 17-rated squad against Boston's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 20 in the league with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.3 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 96 points per game when on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in home scoring.

The Celtics were an 88-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (175) made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston suffered an 88-87 loss against Los Angeles on Thursday, getting 22 points from Ray Allen in a losing effort at TD Garden.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 105-99 loser as they battled the Bucks at home. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points for Toronto on Wednesday, but the Bucks managed a 105-99 victory over the Raptors at Air Canada Centre.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Celtics at Raptors trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Chicago, Sunday, February 12
Toronto home to LA Lakers, Sunday, February 12

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