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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors

January 15, 2024



The Boston Celtics will travel to Toronto, Ontario to face the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on Monday evening with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET.



The Celtics enter this game with the best record in the NBA at 30-9 following a 145-113 win at home against the Houston Rockets on Saturday. Boston is one of the most complete teams in the NBA as they are a top 10 team offensively and defensively. The Celtics enter this game averaging the 5th most points per game in the league with an average of 121.44 points per game while allowing the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 111.64 points allowed per game. 



Jayson Tatum has been the leader of the Celtics this season and leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 27.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. The Celtics will look to build momentum following the blowout win at home against the Houston Rockets on Saturday when they travel to face the Toronto Raptors.



The Toronto Raptors have the 4th worst record in the Eastern Conference with a record of 15-21 and are on a three-game losing streak following a 113-145 blowout loss on the road against the Utah Jazz on Friday. The Raptors have been a below-average team offensively as they enter this game averaging 115.49 points per game which is below the league average of 115.67 points per game while also being a below-average team defensively as they are allowing the 10th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 117.13 points per game. Pascal Siakam leads the team in scoring with an average of 22.3 points per game. The Toronto Raptors will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Boston Celtics on Monday evening.



BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 7-point favorites on the road against the Toronto Raptors on Monday evening. Boston has won nine of the previous ten including the previous seven meetings. The Celtics are 7-3 ATS in the last ten while the Raptors have covered the spread in two of the previous three games in the series. The Boston Celtics are 19-18-2 ATS overall, 7-11-2 ATS on the road, and 18-17-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Toronto Raptors are 19-18-1 ATS overall, 9-9 ATS at home, and 11-11-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.



Boston enters this game with the best record in the NBA while Toronto has the 4th worst record in the Eastern Conference and is on a three-game losing streak that includes a blowout loss on the road against the Utah Jazz. Boston has dominated the series against Toronto, winning nine of the previous ten meetings. The Celtics have covered the spread in seven of the last ten games in the series. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am laying the points with the Boston Celtics when they travel to face the Toronto Raptors on Monday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Boston Celtics -7