Celtics vs Raptors Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, January 21, 2023

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A game featuring an NBA squad on a roll, the Boston Celtics (34-12 overall and 8-2 during their past 10 games), and the Toronto Raptors (20-26) will take place at Scotiabank Arena on January 21, 2023. The Celtics are two-point favorites as they look to prolong their hot streak. The over/under is set as 225 points in the contest.

How to bet Celtics vs. Raptors

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -131 odds to pick up the win, while the Raptors are listed at +110 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225 points.

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Celtics vs. Raptors Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Arena: Scotiabank Arena

Celtics vs. Raptors Betting Trends

The Celtics have 25 wins against the spread in 46 games this season. Boston has been the favorite in 44 games this season and has come away with the win 32 times (72.7%) in those contests. The Celtics have eclipsed the over/under in 52.2% of their opportunities this year (24 times over 46 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Raptors are 22-24-0 this year. Toronto is 6-12 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). Raptors games this year have gone over the total in 25 of 46 opportunities (54.3%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jaylen Brown 41 26.9 7.1 3.2 1.1 0.5 2.4
Malcolm Brogdon 40 14.1 4.2 3.7 0.6 0.3 1.9
Marcus Smart 40 11.4 3.5 7.3 1.3 0.4 1.8
Derrick White 46 9.9 3 3.4 0.7 0.9 1.5
Al Horford 36 9.8 6.3 2.6 0.5 1 2.1

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 36 25.1 8.2 6.4 0.8 0.6 1.3
Fred VanVleet 38 18.9 4.3 6.4 1.5 0.6 2.9
Gary Trent Jr. 39 18.5 2.4 1.5 1.7 0.3 2.6
OG Anunoby 42 17.5 5.8 2.1 2.1 0.8 1.9
Scottie Barnes 43 15.7 7.2 4.7 1.1 0.8 0.8
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Celtics: Jayson Tatum: Out (Wrist), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)

Raptors: Dalano Banton: Questionable (Right Hip), Otto Porter: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston has a top-five offense this season, ranking second-best in the league with 118.8 points per game. At the other end of the court, it ranks 11th with 112.4 points allowed per contest. At home, the Celtics are putting up 6.2 more points per game (121.9) than they are away from home (115.7). The Celtics have been putting up 118.7 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 118.8 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Boston ranks second-best in the NBA by sinking 15.5 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks eighth in the league at 37%. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Celtics have taken 52.8% two-pointers (accounting for 63.3% of the team’s buckets) and 47.2% three-pointers (36.7%).

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What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

On offense Toronto is the 22nd-ranked squad in the NBA (112.5 points per game). Defensively it is 12th (112.5 points allowed per game). The Raptors score 112.9 points per game at home, and 112.1 on the road. In their previous 10 games, the Raptors are averaging 117 points per game, 4.5 more than their season average (112.5).

Beyond the arc, Toronto is 25th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.8). It is third-worst in 3-point percentage at 33.2%. In 2022-23, the Raptors have attempted 36.2% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.7% of the Raptors’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 73.3% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Celtics, and we project that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225 points.

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You can bet on Celtics vs. Raptors at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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