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Canadian Sports Betting Preview: Raptors, Three NHL Clubs in Action

Canadian hoop heads have been looking forward to this day for over a week now as Serge Ibaka will make his debut as a Toronto Raptor vs the Boston Celtics tonight in Toronto. The Raptors opened the day as a 3-point favorite and will be looking to turn the tide on a mini 1-4 ATS slide over their last five home games.

The Raps have dominated this matchup when the teams hook up in Toronto as they’ve won seven of their last eight matchups over Boston at the Air Canada Centre, which includes covers in four of the last five. The Celtics, however, have been hitting the jackpot for their backers in road games as they’re on a 16-6-1 ATS run in their last 23 road games.

With a total of 215.5 points, bettors should be aware that this matchup is trending UNDER with it hitting in four of the last five games between the teams. They’ve combined for an average of 209.3 points in their three games this season. In those games, the Raptors are a perfect 3-0 ATS, picking up two outright wins.

Three Canadian NHL Clubs Open as Underdogs

Tonight’s NHL slate features four games with three Canadian teams in action. The Edmonton Oilers head to the East Coast to play the Capitals as a +188 underdog and will try to put an end to Washington’s 12-game home winning streak. The Caps also have a history of dominating the Oilers when they come to town as Washington has posted a 9-2 record in the last 11 matchups between the teams in D.C.

The Ottawa Senators continue to nip at the heels of the Montreal Canadiens in the Atlantic Division as they sit just two points back and will look to make up some ground in tobacco country vs the Hurricanes. The Sens opened as a +122 underdog which might be the top value bet of the day considering Carolina sits in last place in the Metropolitan and is riding a five-game losing streak.

An escape from the Canadian winter with a southern road trip appears to have come at the right time for the Calgary Flames as they have wins this week in Nashville and Tampa Bay. They’ll look to make it three straight tonight in South Beach vs the Panthers as a +134 underdog. Flames backers will be interested to know that the Panthers have been a team to fade as a favorite, as they’ve gone just 3-7 in their last 10 in that spot.