Raptors take on Celtics in hoops contest
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Boston and Toronto on Saturday, with the host Celtics trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics are 5-4 so far on the season, and 2-5-2 ATS vs. the number. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 2-6 and 3-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 5-3-1 and the Raptors go 4-4 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Celtics - Raptors odds would favor the Raptors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 20. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-95 win for the Celtics.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 15-ranked offense (97.3 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 27 at 100.6 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 46.8% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (41.2% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 99 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.
Toronto was a 74-72 winner in its last match on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 146 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points leading the Raptors to a 74-72 victory over Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
The Celtics were a 102-97 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nets. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. Boston got 22 points from Paul Pierce but lost anyway 102-97 against the Nets on Thursday at Barclays Center.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Raptors at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Toronto's last 22 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Boston is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Toronto
Toronto home to Orlando, Sunday, November 18
Boston at Detroit, Sunday, November 18