Toronto Vs Boston NBA Betting Guide
The Atlantic Division title will almost certainly be heading north of the border to Toronto this season, but the Raptors have some bigger fish to fry before the regular season draws to a close next month. At just a game and a half back of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto are well within reach of the Eastern Conference Crown, which would ensure them home court advantage all the way to the Finals. The one team that would love to deny them that are the Boston Celtics, and Atlantic Division rival who have been one of the more pleasant surprises of the season. The Celtics are not just out to play the role of spoiler, though, as they are looking to move up and out of their current 5th place spot in the East, as they look to secure home court advantage in their opening round match-up. This should be a fun one to watch, and you can get your wagers on with the latest NBA betting spreads.
Toronto Raptors Vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Guide
When: Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 PM EST
Where: TD Garden, Boston
TV: TSN2 and CSNN
Radio: CHUM and WBZ-FM
Live Stream: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors (48-21) look like a team that means business right now, as their 4-straight wins have taken them to an impressive 8-2 record in their last 10 games. They have shaved 2 games off the lead that the Cavaliers have at the top of the Eastern Conference, and are starting to really feel as though they can go on and take the conference crown. The Celtics will most certainly be a tough match-up for Toronto, but this is also a team that the Raptors have beaten in all the meetings this season. The latest of those was a 105-91 win last Friday night. Going on the road should not present a major problem for Toronto, as they are 20-13 away from home this season. The Raptors are averaging 103.0 PPG, and are giving up 98.3 PPG.
Why bet on the Boston Celtics
It wasn’t so very long ago that the Boston Celtics (41-30) were occupying the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference, but a recent run of 4-straight losses has dropped them down to 5th. The Celtic now find themselves in a 3-way tie with the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat in the middle of the playoff race, and need to get on a better run of form if they want to move. Boston are showing sings that they might be able to do that, as back to back wins against the 76ers and magic have them on a more solid footing. The Celtics have been very good at home his season, and it can be argued that their 24-12 record at the Garden may well be the secret to their success. Boston are averaging 106.0 PPG, and are giving up 102.3 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This may well be the best game on the schedule for Wednesday night, and it’s one that I think is going to be tight all the way from the opening tip. I like how the Raptors are playing right now, and I think they will do just enough to get the win.
Toronto Raptors 104 Boston Celtics 101