The Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors are set to square off in an Atlantic Division matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday at TD Garden. The Celtics lost their season opener to the Knicks in double overtime on Wednesday, 138-134. The Raptors lost in their opener vs. the Wizards, 98-83.
The Celtics have won the last four meetings between the teams. Boston is favored by 6.5-points in the latest Celtics vs. Raptors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 218. Before entering any Raptors vs. Celtics picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Celtics vs. Raptors spread: Celtics -6.5
- Celtics vs. Raptors over-under: 218 points
What you need to know about the Celtics
In the loss at New York on Wednesday, Jaylen Brown scored a career-high 46 points and had nine rebounds. It was the most points scored by a Celtics player in a season opener. Brown became the third NBA player in the last 25 seasons to score 20 points in the first quarter of an opener.
What you need to know about the Raptors
Toronto trailed by as many as 29 points in its season-opening loss to the Wizards. The Raptors went down in defeat in their first home game in Toronto since Feb. 28, 2020. Toronto played its home games in Tampa, Florida last season. Fred VanVleet and Scottie Barnes had 12 points each.
Toronto missed 27-of-34 3-point attempts on Wednesday. OG Anunoby had 11 points and 10 rebounds. He missed nine of his first 10 attempts from the field. The Raptors are 1-5 in their last six meetings against Boston.
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