Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 1/4/2021 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors 1/4/2021 Betting Odds
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
Boston is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Toronto is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Jeff Teague PG Ankle injured last game, is “?” Monday vs Toronto
Aron Baynes C Knee is “?”
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