Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics: 1/4/2021 Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on January 4, 2021

A game after he exploded for 31 points in a 122-120 win over the Pistons, Jaylen Brown leads the Boston Celtics (4-3) on the road against the Toronto Raptors (1-4) on Monday, January 4, 2021. The Celtics are underdogs by 2.5 points in the matchup, which begins at 7:30 PM ET on NBCS-BOS. The point total for the matchup is 215.

Betting Information

Raptors vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Raptors -2.5 -110 -110 215 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Boston has taken six of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with Toronto. The Celtics have an advantage against the spread as well (7-3) when taking the court against the Raptors.

Raptors vs Celtics in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
9/11/2020 Celtics Raptors -3 204.5 -152 127 Playoffs 92-87 BOS
9/9/2020 Celtics Celtics -2.5 209.5 -142 119 Playoffs 125-122 TOR
9/7/2020 Celtics Raptors -1.5 212.5 -121 102 Playoffs 111-89 BOS
9/5/2020 Celtics Celtics -2 215.5 -126 106 Playoffs 100-93 TOR
9/3/2020 Raptors Celtics -3 217 -143 120 Playoffs 104-103 TOR
9/1/2020 Raptors Raptors -1.5 218.5 -121 102 Playoffs 102-99 BOS
8/30/2020 Raptors Raptors -2 217.5 -129 108 Playoffs 112-94 BOS
8/7/2020 Raptors Raptors -1.5 221.5 -125 105 Regular Season 122-100 BOS
12/28/2019 Celtics Celtics -7 216 -307 246 Regular Season 113-97 TOR
12/25/2019 Celtics Raptors -4 213 -183 151 Regular Season 118-102 BOS
  • 9/11/2020 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 9/9/2020 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 9/7/2020 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 9/5/2020 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 9/3/2020 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 9/1/2020 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 8/30/2020 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 12/28/2019 DNP – Raptors: Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell
  • 12/25/2019 DNP – Raptors: Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell Celtics: Marcus Smart
  • Raptors Betting Information

    • Toronto has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 1-4 record.
    • The Raptors have struggled to cover, going just 1-2 ATS when favored by at least 2.5 points.
    • Toronto and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 2 of 5 games this season (40%).
    Bet on the Toronto Raptors to win the NBA Championship.

    Celtics Betting Information

    • Boston has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 2-4 ATS.
    • When they play as at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Celtics have a record ATS of 1-3.
    • Boston has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 57.1% of matchups this year (4 out of 7 chances).
    Bet on the Boston Celtics to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Raptors and their opponents have combined for 215 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 46 of five games (920%) this year.
    • In six of seven games (85.7%) this season, Boston has combined with its opponents to score at least 215 points.
    • The two teams average a combined one more point per game (216) than this matchup’s over/under of 215 points.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 219.3 points per game, 4.3 more than the point total for this matchup.
    • The average total the Raptors have had set in games this season is 3.6 less points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average point total for the Celtics this season is 8.9 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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    Raptors Leaders

    • Fred VanVleet leads the Raptors in scoring, putting up 19.2 points per game.
    • Toronto is led in rebounding by OG Anunoby’s 6.8 rebounds per game and assisting by Kyle Lowry’s 8.2 assists per game .
    • VanVleet is the top three-point shooter for the Raptors, knocking down 3.4 per game.
    • Anunoby leads the team with 2.2 steals per game. Chris Boucher collects 2.2 blocks a contest to pace Toronto.

    Celtics Leaders

    • Brown outpaced his teammates on the Celtics scoring front by putting up 28.0 points per game. He adds 4.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season.
    • Tristan Thompson (9.0 rebounds per game) and Marcus Smart (6.7 assists per game) are the Boston leaders in rebounds and assists.
    • Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.1 made threes per game.
    • Boston’s Jeff Teague has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.7 per game and Robert Williams III is first in blocks with 1.5 per game.
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