Raptors vs Celtics Odds, Spread and Picks

Kemba Walker dribbling around screen

A hot-shooting Kemba Walker leads the Celtics up against the undermanned Toronto Raptors on Thursday. (picture by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire)
  • Celtics look for 4th win that is straight season series sweep over Toronto Raptors
  • Kemba Walker has scored 20 or more points in four straight games for Boston
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At some point, the Toronto Raptors are going to shake this Boston Celtics black cloud hanging over them. This regular season.

The though it’s hard to imagine that will be Thursday night, when the teams meet for the third and final time Celtics have actually taken three directly from their Atlantic Division competitors, initial a pivotal Game 7 within the East semis year that is last and two not-so-close encounters this season. COVID protocols will play a factor in this one, leaving the Raptors undermanned.

That, and a recent C’s streak that is hot most likely why your home part is an 8-point favorite in this one.

Raptors vs Celtics Odds Team Spread Moneyline
Total Toronto Raptors +8 (-110) +270
TBD Boston Celtics -8 (-110) -335

TBD

Odds from FanDuel taken March 3. Tip-off is Thursday at 7pm ET

Celtics Stop Skidding

After a blistering 8-3 begin, Boston limped to a 7-14 mark that settled them to the tier below both the Philadelphia 76ers plus the Brooklyn Nets in the seminar.

— ESPN (@espn) March 1, 2021

Offseason additions like Tristan Thompson and Jeff Teague have underperformed, leaving Boston vulnerable to lapses in play, and unable to close out games.

— Guy Boston Sports (@GuyBostonSports) March 3, 2021

For a team that ranks 22nd in scoring, that bump that is extra Walker is helping push Boston extraordinary of close games, while their protection remains strong, keeping groups to your seventh fewest points allowed per game. These are typically tied up for 7th using the Raptors.

Short-Handed Raptors

COVID has brought no prisoners into the NBA, as well as the Raptors are simply the team that is latest to be bogged down with pandemic-related issues, leading to the postponement of two games in the past week.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 3, 2021

Despite the roster that is depleted look for Toronto to do much of the same that’s resurrected them from a 2-8 start to back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

— NBA (@NBA) 27, 2021

That sticky Toronto defense will need to get better for them to get the running game going february. They’re 3rd into the league in transforming turnovers into buckets, accounting for 19.6 points per night and they’re 5th in fast-break scoring at a lot better than 15 per night.

What’s the bet that is best?

Toronto is always game, but it’s hard enough to win in the NBA, much more so when 60% of your starting lineup is sidelined. OG and Siakam would also be the primary defenders on Boston’s supreme wing duo. VanVleet would have likely been tasked with trying to keep up with Kemba.

Defense is a card that is calling both, therefore anticipate the ratings to keep fairly low, as well as the Celtics to sweep this year show.(*)The choose: Celtics -8 (-110) (*)

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