Celtics vs. Raptors Prediction and Odds (Value on Total in Boston's Back-to-Backs)

Jaylen Brown and Pascal Siakam.
Jaylen Brown and Pascal Siakam. / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The Boston Celtics are on a crazy second-half run, moving into the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference after beating the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. 

Jayson Tatum and company have won six straight games, but they’ll have a tough matchup against the Toronto Raptors in the second night of a back-to-back. There’s a chance Tatum misses this game, but the Raptors could also be down Fred VanVleet (questionable) and Gary Trent Jr. (questionable).

Boston has been impossible to fade lately, as the Celtics have won nine of their last 10 games all by nine or more points. 

Here are the odds for this game via WynnBET

Celtics vs. Raptors Odds, Spread and Total


  • Celtics +4 (-110)
  • Raptors -4 (-110)


  • Celtics: +150
  • Raptors: -180


  • 212.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Celtics vs. Raptors Prediction and Pick

This line is going to move depending on Tatum’s status, but it appears oddsmakers think that the Celtics star is going to sit on the second night of a back-to-back. 

Boston is just 5-7-1 against the spread in back-to-backs this season, and I’d have a hard time trusting Boston on the road if it is down its best player. 

Still, Boston has been dominant defensively, ranking No. 1 in the league in defensive rating, while the Raptors are fourth in defensive rating over their last 10 games. 

However, I think my play on this game is going to be the over, as the Celtics have gone over in 10 of their 13 back-to-backs this season. This line has moved all the way down to 212.5, but the Celtics have easily cleared this in five straight. 

I’d wait and see on Tatum before playing anything, but the over seems like the safest bet. 

Lean: OVER 212.5 (-110)

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