Celtics vs. Raptors Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Toronto. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Raptors are a 6-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 207 points. Toronto opened as a 5.5-point fave, while the total has gone up from 206.5.
Who the Public Likes: Boston. As of Tuesday afternoon, 53 percent of public bets have come in on the Celtics.
Injury Report: Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has missed the last three games with a quadriceps contusion and is questionable for tonight. Marcus Morris has missed the last three games with a hip contusion and his status for tonight is unknown. Shane Larkin has missed the last four games with knee soreness and will be out again tonight. Marcus Smart will be out until mid-February with a hand laceration. The Raptors have no injuries to report.
Who the Trends Like: Boston is 0-4 ATS in its last four meetings in Toronto and 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall. The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.
Who We Like: The Raptors have had good success as of late in this series and my gut tells me they are going to come out tonight and make a statement. Only one game back of the Celtics in the Eastern Conference loss column, Toronto knows the importance of this contest. Add in the fact that the Raptors are 21-4 straight up at home this season and I see them as the smart play.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -6