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Raptors & Celtics are Trending in Different Directions

The Boston Celtics recently usurped the No. 2 spot from the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference standings and can pad their lead to 1.5 games with a win over the Atlantic Division rivals in Beantown tonight. Winners of four straight, the Celtics will look to achieve their first five-game winning streak of the season in the process.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after consecutive ATS losses.
  • The Raptors are 6-22 SU in their last 28 games on the road against the Celtics.
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the Raptors' last four games against the Celtics.

Toronto hasn’t looked like its usual dominant self lately, as Canada’s lone NBA club ended January with an 8-9 record – the first time they’ve finished a month under .500 since March of 2015. The Raptors will be without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan, who’s suffering from an ankle injury. Dwane Casey’s squad hasn’t collected consecutive victories in over two weeks, but they did pick up a 108-106 overtime triumph vs the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday.

Isaiah Thomas continues to get the job done for the Celtics when the stakes are at their highest. The diminutive point guard scored 24 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter of Boston’s 113-109 win over the Detroit Pistons at home. Thomas is averaging a career-high 29.4 points per game in 2016-17 and will represent the East in the all-star game after getting named as a reserve by the league’s coaches.

The Raptors, who have won both of their meetings with the Celts this season, are 5-1 SU and ATS in the last six collisions between the teams.

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Toronto Raptors have seen them go 30-19 and 28-20-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Boston Celtics are at 30-18 and 27-20-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Celtics are 27-20-1, while the Toronto Raptors are 30-18-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Toronto injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Boston Celtics and the No. 13-ranked Toronto Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 28-rated NBA squad against Toronto's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 3 in the league with 12.08 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 9.33 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New Orleans was victimized by Kyle Lowry for 33 points as the Raptors defeated the Pelicans 108-106 in NBA action on Tuesday.

Isaiah Thomas poured in 41 points for Boston on Monday, as they defeated Detroit 113-109 at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Toronto is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
  • Boston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Orlando, Friday, February 3rd
Boston home to Los Angeles, Friday, February 3rd