Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (22-20) at Toronto Raptors (26-15)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -3.5 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics invade the Air Canada Center to take on the Toronto Raptors tonight.
The Celtics will be looking to bounce back after having their three-game win streak snapped by a 118-113 overtime loss at Dallas on Monday. Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart led the team in scoring with 20 points each, Avery Bradley added 19 points while Kelly Olynyk had 17, but when it came to overtime, the Celtics just weren't able to stop the Mavs' duo of Deron Williams and Dirk Nowitzki who combined for 17 of the Mavs' 20 points in overtime. With the loss, Boston falls to 22-20 on the season and 11-10 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Raptors will be looking to build on their current six-game win streak which continued with an impressive 112-100 win over the Nets on Monday. Kyle Lowry led the way with a game-high 31 points while DeMar DeRozan added 30 points as the Raptors broke open a close contest with a late 12-0 run to pull away from the Nets and improve to 26-15 on the season overall and 12-6 at home.
In ATS trends, the Celtics are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team above .600 but just 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall but just 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Celtics are 23-11-1 ATS in the last 35 meetings overall and 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Toronto.
The Celtics were in pretty good form before their overtime loss on Monday but the Raptors have been on a streak lately and should have just enough to escape with a narrow win at home.