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April 17, 8:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Odds

41-39TEAM RECORD33-48

Boston pays a visit to Toronto on Wednesday, hoping to send the Raptors to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Air Canada Centre.

Toronto will face the 41-39 Celtics, who own a 37-40-3 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 41-40 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Celtics are 41-38-1 favoring the OVER.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 16-rated Celtics taking on the No. 22-rated Raptors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-95 win for the Celtics on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 28-rated squad against Boston's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 15 in the league with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 6.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.1 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

The Raptors were a 113-96 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. Toronto got 30 points from DeMar DeRozan en route to a 113-96 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Philips Arena.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Celtics at Raptors trends to consider:
Boston is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto's last 16 games when playing Boston
Toronto is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Boston

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