The Toronto Raptors will be on the road in an Eastern Conference matchup against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday evening at the TD Garden. The Raptors are trying to cling onto the play-in tournament spot as they are ninth in the East with a 40-39 record so far and are on a two-game winning streak after a 120-100 road win against the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday.
The Celtics are second in the East with a 54-25 record so far this season and are coming off a 103-101 road loss on Tuesday against the Philadelphia 76ers. This will be the third of four regular-season games as they also play on Friday, but the Celtics are 2-0 this season against the Raptors.
Fixture: Toronto Raptors @ Boston Celtics
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics: Betting Odds
|Raptors||+125||+3 (-110)||Over 224 (-110)|
|Celtics||-145||-3 (-110)||Under 224 (-110)|
|Gary Trent Jr||Questionable||Elbow/Back Injuries|
|Payton Prichard||Doubtful||Heel injury|
|Al Horford||OUT||Lower Back Stiffness|
|Marcus Smart||Questionable||Calf Injury|
|Jayson Tatum||Questionable||Left Hip Contusion|
Toronto: PG Fred VanVleet, SG OG Anunoby, SF Scottie Barnes, PF Pascal Siakam, C Jakob Poeltl
Boston: PG Marcus Smart, SG Derrick White, SF Jaylen Brown, PF Jayson Tatum, C Blake Griffin
Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics: Game Prediction
The Boston Celtics are clearly the better overall team, and the biggest factor in this game will be Jayson Tatum’s availability. The Celtics still need to win games to hold onto the second seed and ensure they have home-court advantage until the Eastern Conference Finals unless Milwaukee gets bounced early. This Raptors team just doesn’t feel like a legitimate threat, and this should be interesting to see how they compete with these teams playing twice in three days. Boston is 4-1 ATS in their last five games against Toronto, so go with the Boston Celtics to cover the spread in their own building.