Last Updated Mar 28, 2022, 22:53 PM
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors Predictions, Picks, Odds
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Regular-season NBA action will resume on Monday night with an Atlantic Division clash between the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors. Coverage begins from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Celtics 112, Raptors 108
Over 212.5 (-110) at BetMGM
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Celtics vs. Raptors Predictions
After finishing 12th in the East with a record of 27-45 SU last year, Toronto bounced back with a surprisingly decent start to this season, as the Raptors opened with a modest 23-23 SU and 25-21 ATS stretch – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 26 of those contests.
Toronto has played excellent since the closing days of January though, considering the Raptors boast records of 19-9 SU and 18-10 ATS across their last 28 games – while tallying 112.2 OPPG and allowing just 108.8 DPPG during that timeframe.
On the other hand, Boston stumbled out to a surprisingly poor start to the season, as the Celtics kicked things off with a head-scratching 15-20 SU and ATS skid – with ten of those SU losses coming by double-digits.
Boston has admirably flipped the script since mid-January though, considering the Celtics enter Monday riding an impressive 31-8 SU and 24-14-1 ATS stretch – while scoring 112.4 OPPG and allowing just 101.1 DPPG across that window.
I’ll take the over here, as the Raptors are 8-2 SU and ATS in their last ten games, while tallying 114.3 OPPG and surrendering just 105.8 DPPG across that span – setting the stage for a relatively high-scoring battle against a Celtics squad that’s averaging 118.4 OPPG across their latest 9-1 SU run.
Celtics vs. Raptors Betting Odds
Celtics vs. Raptors Betting Resources
- Matchup: Atlantic
- Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
- Venue: Scotiabank Arena
- Location: Toronto, Ontario
- TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 7:30 p.m. ET
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Boston Celtics Betting Analysis
- SU: 46-28
- ATS: 39-34-1
- O/U: 34-38-2
After finishing seventh in the East with a record of 36-36 SU this year, Boston stumbled out to a similarly underwhelming start to this season, as the Celtics opened with a lackluster 15-20 SU skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 22 of those contests.
However, Boston has primarily turned things around through excellent defense, considering the Celtics enter Monday riding an impressive 31-8 SU stretch, while scoring 114+ PTS in 19 of those contests (112.4 OPPG) – and allowing 100 PTS or less in 20 of them (101.1 DPPG).
Toronto Raptors Betting Analysis
- SU: 42-32
- ATS: 43-31
- O/U: 37-37
After last year’s disappointing 12th place showing (27-45 SU), Toronto bounced back with a solid start to this season, as the Raptors opened with a relatively pedestrian 23-23 SU stretch – with ten of those SU victories coming in matchups they were underdogs in.
The Raptors emerged as legitimate playoff contenders during the waning days of January though, considering Toronto now boasts records of 19-9 SU and 18-10 ATS across their last 28 games – with 12 of those SU victories coming away from Scotiabank Arena.
Celtics vs. Raptors Head-to-Head
Boston swept a three-game regular-season set against Toronto last year, with all three matchups soaring over the total at an average of 241 PPG. The Celtics are also 2-1 SU against Toronto this season, but those three matchups stayed well under the total at an average of 198.7 PPG.
Key Players to Watch
- BOS: Jayson Tatum - SF (27 PPG, 8.1 REB, 4.3 AST)
- BOS: Jaylen Brown - SG (23.2 PPG, 6 REB, 3.3 AST)
- TOR: Scottie Barnes - PF (15.4 PPG, 7.6 REB, 3.5 AST)
- TOR: Pascal Siakam - PF (22.2 PPG, 8.2 REB, 5.1 AST)
Celtics vs. Raptors Betting Conclusion
After posting back-to-back double-digit victories over the Cavaliers and Pacers, the Raptors enter Monday’s contest as short home underdogs against the Celtics at Scotiabank Arena – marking the third time Toronto has been an underdog across their last five games.
I’ll take the over here, as the Celtics are 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last ten games, while tallying 118.4 OPPG and surrendering 103.5 DPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for a competitive high-scoring battle against a Raptors squad that’s averaging 114.3 OPPG across their latest 8-2 ATS stretch.
Celtics vs. Raptors Betting Trends
- The Raptors are 8-2 ATS in their last ten games.
- The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last seven matchups against Toronto.
- The total has gone UNDER in five of the last seven Raptors' games.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of the last ten matchups between Boston and Toronto.