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Celtics visit Raptors in hoops battle

Boston CelticsToronto Raptors
23-48March 28, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre40-31

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Boston when they hit take on the Raptors on Friday in pro hoops betting action.

The Raptors sit at 40-31 (43-27-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Celtics are currently 23-48 (35-35-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Toronto is 37-34 OU, and Boston is 30-41 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Raptors) and the No. 18 (Celtics) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 94-87 result in favor of the Raptors is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 15-ranked offense (100.92 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 10 at 99.58 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 44.28% from the field per game, more than the Celtics have managed so far this season (43.16% on average).

A few Celtics at Raptors trends to consider:
Boston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Chicago, Sunday, March 30th
Toronto at Orlando, Sunday, March 30th