Celtics at Raptors - 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 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, TSN
The Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors meet Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Boston Celtics need a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.8 points and 6.6 assists while Jae Crowder is averaging 14.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Avery Bradley is dishing two assists and Jared Sullinger is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last 10 road games.
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The Toronto Raptors hope to build on their current five-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 100.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.8 points and 4.6 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing nine rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing three assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Toronto Raptors have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Raptors are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Toronto and 23-11-1 ATS in the last 35 meetings overall.
The Raptors are one of the top teams in the East and are playing consistent ball right now. The Celtics continue their inconsistent ways and aren't covering on the road at all. Toronto should win this easily at home.