Through 3 Quarters

The Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors are all tied up at 80. Boston has been led by point guard Marcus Smart, who so far has 24 points along with six rebounds and two blocks.

The Celtics and Toronto came into this contest with previous-game wins. It's unclear which squad will be able to keep the momentum.

Who's Playing

Boston @ Toronto

Current Records: Boston 47-28; Toronto 42-32

What to Know

After a two-game homestand, the Boston Celtics will be on the road. Boston and the Toronto Raptors will face off in an Atlantic Division battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday at Scotiabank Arena. The Celtics know how to get points on the board -- the team has finished with flashy point totals in its past five matchups -- so hopefully Toronto likes a good challenge.

Boston took their contest against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday by a conclusive 134-112 score. With Boston ahead 72-49 at the half, the matchup was all but over already. They can attribute much of their success to small forward Jayson Tatum, who shot 5-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with 34 points, six assists and five rebounds, and shooting guard Jaylen Brown, who dropped a double-double on 31 points and ten boards.

Meanwhile, Toronto simply couldn't be stopped this past Saturday, as they easily beat the Indiana Pacers at home 131-91. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 74-46. The Raptors relied on the efforts of power forward Pascal Siakam, who had 23 points and seven assists along with six boards, and power forward Scottie Barnes, who had 19 points and seven assists in addition to six rebounds.

The Celtics are expected to lose this next one by 8.5. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.

Their wins bumped Boston to 47-28 and Toronto to 42-32. After both teams made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena -- Toronto, Ontario
  • TV: The Sports Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $53.00

Odds

The Raptors are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Celtics, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Celtics as a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Boston have won 18 out of their last 33 games against Toronto.

  • Nov 28, 2021 - Boston 109 vs. Toronto 97
  • Nov 10, 2021 - Boston 104 vs. Toronto 88
  • Oct 22, 2021 - Toronto 115 vs. Boston 83
  • Mar 04, 2021 - Boston 132 vs. Toronto 125
  • Feb 11, 2021 - Boston 120 vs. Toronto 106
  • Jan 04, 2021 - Boston 126 vs. Toronto 114
  • Sep 11, 2020 - Boston 92 vs. Toronto 87
  • Sep 09, 2020 - Toronto 125 vs. Boston 122
  • Sep 07, 2020 - Boston 111 vs. Toronto 89
  • Sep 05, 2020 - Toronto 100 vs. Boston 93
  • Sep 03, 2020 - Toronto 104 vs. Boston 103
  • Sep 01, 2020 - Boston 102 vs. Toronto 99
  • Aug 30, 2020 - Boston 112 vs. Toronto 94
  • Aug 07, 2020 - Boston 122 vs. Toronto 100
  • Dec 28, 2019 - Toronto 113 vs. Boston 97
  • Dec 25, 2019 - Boston 118 vs. Toronto 102
  • Oct 25, 2019 - Boston 112 vs. Toronto 106
  • Feb 26, 2019 - Toronto 118 vs. Boston 95
  • Jan 16, 2019 - Boston 117 vs. Toronto 108
  • Nov 16, 2018 - Boston 123 vs. Toronto 116
  • Oct 19, 2018 - Toronto 113 vs. Boston 101
  • Apr 04, 2018 - Toronto 96 vs. Boston 78
  • Mar 31, 2018 - Boston 110 vs. Toronto 99
  • Feb 06, 2018 - Toronto 111 vs. Boston 91
  • Nov 12, 2017 - Boston 95 vs. Toronto 94
  • Feb 24, 2017 - Toronto 107 vs. Boston 97
  • Feb 01, 2017 - Boston 109 vs. Toronto 104
  • Jan 10, 2017 - Toronto 114 vs. Boston 106
  • Dec 09, 2016 - Toronto 101 vs. Boston 94
  • Mar 23, 2016 - Boston 91 vs. Toronto 79
  • Mar 18, 2016 - Toronto 105 vs. Boston 91
  • Jan 20, 2016 - Toronto 115 vs. Boston 109
  • Oct 30, 2015 - Toronto 113 vs. Boston 103

Injury Report for Toronto

  • Khem Birch: Out (Knee)
  • Malachi Flynn: Out (Hamstring)

Injury Report for Boston

  • Al Horford: Out (Personal)
  • Jaylen Brown: Out (Knee)
  • Jayson Tatum: Out (Knee)
  • Robert Williams III: Out (Knee)