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Boston Celtics (30-9) vs. Toronto Raptors (15-24)
January 15, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Raptors +7.5; Over/Under: +237
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The Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors duke it out at the Scotiabank Arena on Monday night. Here’s a Celtics vs Raptors Prediction.

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have been in great shape as they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games overall and they will be hoping to keep it going after blowing past the Rockets in a 145-113 win on Saturday. Jaylen Brown led the team with 32 points on 11 of 15 shooting, Jayson Tatum added 27 points with eight rebounds and five assists, Payton Pritchard scored 19 points while Kristaps Porzingis chipped in with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Celtics shot 53 percent from the field and a sizzling 24 of 47 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 35 points in the first quarter to jump out in front, before they exploded for 43 points in the third quarter to put the game to bed early.

Boston Celtics Team Facts

  • The Celtics have won each of their last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Celtics have failed to cover the spread in each of their last four road games against Eastern Conference opponents that held a losing record.
  • Six of the Celtics’ last seven games as favorites against the Raptors have gone UNDER the total points line.

Toronto Raptors

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last five games overall and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after getting thrashed by the Jazz in a 145-113 road defeat on Friday. Pascal Siakam led the team with 27 points, Scottie Barnes added 19 points while Immanuel Quickley and Jalen McDaniels scored 15 points each. As a team, the Raptors shot 43 percent from the field and 17 of 34 from the 3-point line as they fell behind by 17 points going into halftime, before they leaked 81 points in the second half to suffer one of their worst defeats of the season.

Toronto Raptors Team Facts

  • The Raptors have lost each of their last 12 games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The underdogs have covered the spread in seven of the last eight games between the Celtics and Raptors.
  • Eight of the Raptors’ last nine games have gone OVER the total points line.

Celtics vs Raptors Prediction

The Celtics could be shorthanded here with Jaylen Brown listed as questionable, while the Raptors are still missing Jakob Poeltl and Otto Porter Jr. The Celtics are currently one of the hottest teams in the league, they’ve already beaten the Raptors three times this season and they looked great in their big win over the Rockets on Saturday. The Raptors should be able to hang around in the first half, but in the end I have the Celtics getting the win and cover on the road.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Boston -7.5

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