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Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics in NBA odds tilt

Boston CelticsToronto Raptors
April 13, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Odds

34-24TEAM RECORD20-39

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 Celtics will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 29-28-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Raptors are 32-26-1 ATS. Boston is 26-32 against the total, while Toronto is 24-33-2 versus the number.

View Boston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Raptors sat as 5.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 178.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Raptors at No. 22 and the Celtics at No. 18 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-88 result in favor of the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 30 in the league with 38.9 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 23 with 5.5 per contest.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.6 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Boston won its last outing, an 88-86 result against the Hawks on April 11. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Celtics got a 22-point performance from Kevin Garnett, who added 12 rebounds as Boston ran past Atlantan 88-86 on Wednesday at TD Garden.

The Raptors were a 93-75 loser in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (168) made winners of UNDER bettors. Toronto suffered a 93-75 loss against Philadelphia on Wednesday, getting 13 points from Alan Anderson in a losing effort at Air Canada Centre.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing New Jersey are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Celtics at Raptors trends to consider:
Boston is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Toronto
Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at New Jersey, Saturday, April 14
Toronto at Atlanta, Sunday, April 15