NBA Predictions: Will Raptors cover Spread vs. Celtics? 2/6/18

Celtics vs Raptors

Will the Raptors cover the point spread tonight as a home favorite versus the Celtics? Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Odds: Celtics at Raptors, 7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday

According to oddsmakers, the Raptors are 5-point home favorites versus the Celtics. Boston opened as 5.5-point road underdogs before the line dropped. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 206.5 but was bet up to 208.

Boston is 39-15 on the year and 17-7 on the road. Toronto is 36-16 overall and 21-4 at home. From a betting standpoint, the Celtics are an impressive 33-19 against the spread and 16-8 ATS on the road. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 28-24 at the betting window and are 14-11 ATS at home.

As of Tuesday evening, 56% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Celtics to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 68% of the betting tickets wagered online are on the over.

Boston Celtics Injury Report

Kyrie Irving (quad) is probable to play tonight but Gordon Hayward (leg) remains out. Marcus Smart (hand) is also out and Shane Larkin (knee) won’t play either.

Toronto Raptors Injury Report

No players are listed on the Raptors’ injury report as of this writing.

Our Prediction

The Celtics are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games in Toronto and have failed to cover in four of their last five games versus the Raptors overall. The home team, meanwhile, is 6-2 at the betting window in the last eight meetings between these two teams.

The Raptors, meanwhile, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games when facing an opponent with a winning road record. They’re also 19-8 against the number in their last 27 games versus Atlantic opponents.

Tuesday NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -5

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