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NBA Matchup - Celtics Raptors Odds Preview

Toronto RaptorsBoston Celtics
19-17January 15, 2014, 07:30 | TD Garden13-26

Boston will look to improve on its 13-26 record on Wednesday when they host Toronto in NBA odds action at TD Garden.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics are 13-26 so far on the season, and 19-20 ATS vs. the number. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 19-17 and 22-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 16-23 and the Raptors go 19-17 on the totals.

View Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Celtics in this one, they were listed earlier as 4-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 196 for Wednesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Celtics and the No. 11-ranked Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 93-87 result in favor of the Raptors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 104-92 loser as they battled the Rockets at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston suffered a 104-92 loss against Houston on Monday, getting 24 points from Avery Bradley in a losing effort at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 22-rated squad against Toronto's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 25 in the league with 6.31 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.92 per outing.

Next up:
Toronto home to Minnesota, Friday, January 17th
Boston home to Los Angeles, Friday, January 17th