The Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics are set to square off in an Atlantic Division matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at TD Garden. Boston is 4-6 overall and 0-3 at home, while the Raptors are 6-5 overall and 4-0 on the road. The Celtics have lost four of their past six games. The Raptors, meanwhile, are trying to avoid a third consecutive loss.
The Raptors won the first meeting of the season with the Celtics on Oct. 22, 115-83. Boston is favored by three points in the latest Celtics vs. Raptors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 206. Before entering any Raptors vs. Celtics picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Celtics vs. Raptors spread: Celtics -3
- Celtics vs. Raptors over-under: 206 points
What you need to know about the Celtics
Boston lost 107-104 to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday on a 3-pointer by Luka Doncic as the clock expired. Jayson Tatum shot 6-for-8 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 32 points and 11 boards. Boston erased a 19-point deficit in the loss but could not complete the comeback. Dennis Schroder had 20 points and six assists.
Boston was outscored 64-36 in the second half of its first meeting with Toronto this season. On Monday, it was announced that Jaylen Brown is expected to miss one to two weeks with a hamstring injury.
What you need to know about the Raptors
Toronto lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, 116-103. Fred VanVleet had 21 points and eight assists. Pascal Siakam returned from a 10-game layoff because of a shoulder injury and scored 15 points. Scottie Barnes set a Raptors rookie record for steals in a game with five.
Barnes scored 25 points in the first meeting with Boston this season. For the season, Barnes is averaging 16.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Khem Birch (knee) is out for Wednesday’s game.
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