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Celtics battle vs Raptors highlights NBA odds

Toronto RaptorsBoston Celtics
39-31March 26, 2014, 07:30 | TD Garden23-47

The Celtics will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Raptors tip off at TD Garden on Wednesday in NBA play.

The Celtics sit at 23-47 (35-34-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Raptors are currently 39-31 (42-27-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 30-40 OU, and Toronto is 37-33 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Celtics sat as 3.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 194.5.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Raptors taking on the No. 18-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 94-87 win for the Raptors on Wednesday.

The Raptors were a 102-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. The Raptors got a 22-point performance from Kyle Lowry, who added 10 assists, but Cleveland still ran past Toronto 102-100 on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Boston was a 114-98 loser on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Avery Bradley scored 28 points for Boston on Friday, but the Nets managed a 114-98 victory over the Celtics at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 95.54 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 6 at 97.73 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 43.19% so far, less than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 44.27% per game.

Next up:
Toronto home to Boston, Friday, March 28th