Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors Online NBA Betting Odds
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
There’s a great online NBA betting matchup this Friday night as the Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors is upon us. Both sides kicked the season off with a win and will be looking to solidify their standing in the Eastern Conference by usurping one another this evening. So, what do the NBA sportsbook odds have to say about this pairing? Let’s check on the basketball betting lines to find out.
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors – Friday, October 19th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Stream: Watch ESPN
Online NBA Betting Odds:
As aforementioned, Boston is 1-0 so far this season. The Celtics kicked off the 2018 online NBA betting with a dominant 105-87 routing of the Philadelphia 76ers. It was a bit surprising to see such a lopsided finish. However, looking back, it’s clear Boston wanted to kick the door in on the 2018 season and ultimately they did just that. Apart from the 18-point deficit, it was surprising to see how much Kyrie Irving underperformed. In spite of playing 29 minutes on the night, Irving only delivered 7 points off of terrible 2-14 shooting. While the rest of his team covered for him, Irving will need to up his contribution if Boston is to stand a chance this evening.
Players to Watch: Jayson Tatum (23.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 3.0 apg), Marcus Morris (16.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 0.0 apg), and Jaylen Brown (12.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.0 apg).
The Raptors charge into this Friday night matchup flashing a 1-0 record. The franchise kicked the season off with a dominant 116-104 outing against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Granted, the Cavaliers are now without LeBron and are not nearly as formidable. All in all Boston’s 2018 debut is slightly more eye-catching than Toronto’s. However, the odds don’t seem to agree as they’re pegging the Raptors as a favorite at home this evening. The Raptors have gotten the best of Boston as of late, seeing as how they’re 4-6 in their last 10 matchups. Tonight’s’ contest should help set the record straight for the 2018 season. It is interesting to note that Leonard had a great debut for Toronto, racking up a whopping 12 rebounds. Clearly Irving will need to make sure those rebounds don’t play too big of a part in Friday’s contest.
Players to Watch: Kyle Lowry (27.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 8.0 apg), Kawhi Leonard (24.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Fren VanVleet (14.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 5.0 apg).
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Predictions
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
So which side should online mobile betting fans take in this Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors matchup? All in all, Boston seems like a better pick here. Sure they may be on the road, but they’re coming off a massive win and have the talent to edge out a win this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 104-102 Boston.