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Raptors face Celtics: NBA odds preview

Toronto RaptorsBoston Celtics
March 13, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Odds

25-39TEAM RECORD34-29

The Celtics will try to cover the spread at TD Garden on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Raptors in basketball action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics are 34-29 so far on the season, and 29-31-3 ATS vs. the number. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 25-39 and 32-31-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 30-32-1 and the Raptors go 31-33 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Celtics at No. 14 and the Raptors at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-96 result in favor of the Celtics.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 18-ranked offense (95.7 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 18 at 99.1 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 45.8% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 102.9 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.

The Raptors were a 100-96 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Alan Anderson scored 18 points leading the Raptors to a 100-96 victory over Cleveland at Air Canada Centre on Sunday.

Boston lost its last outing, a 100-74 result against the Bobcats on March 12. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Celtics were blown out by Charlotte on Tuesday, losing by a 100-74 final at Time Warner Cable Arena in basketball betting action.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Raptors at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto's last 15 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
Boston is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Charlotte, Friday, March 15
Boston home to Charlotte, Saturday, March 16

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