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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 1/4/2021 Spread Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 1-4-2021 Spread Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 1/4/2021 – The former NBA champions Toronto Raptors are having a hard time finishing their games and just picked up only one win so far in five games. They hope to turn things around as they host the Boston Celtics at their temporary home at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida. This game will happen on January 4, Monday and the live coverage by NBA TV begins at exactly 7:00 p.m. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the match through an online live stream. The Toronto Raptors hold home court and that plays a factor as NBA Game Odds see them prevailing against the Boston Celtics.

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 1/4/2021

When: Monday, January 4, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 1/4/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics +2.5 (-110) 214.5 o (-110) +115
Toronto Raptors -2.5 (-110) 214.5 u (-110) -138
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics have already played seven games into the season and have been struggling to stay afloat with a winning record. Their last two games were against the Detroit Pistons and split the matches to one win and a loss. They ended up on the right side of the coin before leaving Michigan with a 2-point victory, 122-120. Jaylen Brown had 31 points and shot an accurate 13-of-15 from the field to lead the team in scoring. Jayson Tatum flirted with a triple-double of 24 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds while Marcus Smart also had a double-double of 17 points and 10 assists.

Players to watch: J. Brown SG 6 GP 6 GS 33.8 MIN 27.5 PTS 1.3 OR 3.8 DR 5.2 REB 3.2 AST 2 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 28.54 PER

J. Tatum PF 6 GP 6 GS 34.2 MIN 24.3 PTS 0.2 OR 7.7 DR 7.8 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 0.7 BLK 2.8 TO 1 PF 1.1 AST/TO 19.98 PER

M. Smart PG 6 GP 6 GS 33 MIN 11.8 PTS 0.7 OR 1.5 DR 2.2 REB 6.2 AST 1.8 STL 0.8 BLK 1.8 TO 2.2 PF 3.4 AST/TO 14.68 PER.

Toronto Raptors Betting

The Toronto Raptors just looked like a team lacking a lot of tools. After picking up their first victory over the New York Knicks, this team lost to the New Orleans Saints by four points, 116-120. Fred VanVleed carried the scoring load with 27 points along with eight rebounds and vie assists while Chris Boucher had 24 points, five rebounds, two steals coming off the bench. Kyle Lowry and OG Anunoby contributed 16 and 17 points each while two more players scored in double figures. The Raptors have not been playing much defense and their rotation is very short and less talented than before.

Players to Watch: K. Lowry PG 4 GP 4 GS 37 MIN 19.5 PTS 1 OR 3 DR 4 REB 8.3 AST 1.5 STL 0 BLK 4 TO 3.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.39 PER

P. Siakam PF 3 GP 3 GS 39 MIN 18.7 PTS 1 OR 8 DR 9 REB 4.7 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.7 TO 4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 9.9 PER

F. VanVleet SG 4 GP 4 GS 34.3 MIN 17.3 PTS 0.8 OR 3.5 DR 4.3 REB 6.3 AST 1.5 STL 0.8 BLK 1.5 TO 1.8 PF 4.2 AST/TO 16.67 PER.

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 1/4/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 11 games.
Boston is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against Toronto.
Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Boston is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Boston is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games played in January.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto’s last 12 games.
Toronto is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto’s last 7 games at home.
Toronto is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Boston.
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Toronto is 13-7 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Toronto is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games played in January.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Jeff Teague PG Ankle injured last game, is “?” Monday vs Toronto
Romeo Langford SG Wrist is “?” Monday vs Toronto
Javonte Green PG Quarantine is out indefinitely

Toronto Raptors

Aron Baynes C Knee is “?”
Patrick McCaw SG Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Toronto Raptors
3-3-0 Against the Spread 1-4-0
3-3-0 Straight Up 2-3-0
112 Points per Game 104
112 Points Allowed per Game 107
47.56 Offensive FG% 41.43
71.43 Offensive FT% 82.02
37.36 Offensive 3PT% 33.19
48.36 Defensive FG% 43.22
76.8 Defensive FT% 74.26
35.79 Defensive 3PT% 32.04

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks

This is going to be a dog fight between both squads as Sports Betting sees this game to be close. The safer bet will be on the home team Toronto Raptors but the Boston Celtics are going to be a very reasonable risk.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Raptors for this matchup is -138 while the Celtics are +115 if they win.

ATS: It is only 2.5 points in between both teams across the spread with the Raptors taking the -2.5 while the Celtics are not far with +2.5.

TOTALs: 214.5 is the estimated total for both teams to reach with the Raptors going under and the Celtics are over.

Score Prediction: 110 – 108 Raptors