The Toronto Raptors made their much-anticipated season debut against the Wizards on Wednesday night, but they fell flat on their face. After mustering just 83 points in a home loss, most of which came with the game already decided, the latest Raptors odds picture them struggling to win against a division rival.
Toronto heads to Massachusetts in order to tangle with Ime Udoka and the Boston Celtics. While both teams are 0-1, Boston’s loss came in a very difficult overtime loss against a division rival in the Knicks.
While the likes of Scottie Barnes and OG Anunoby will try their best to get Nick Nurse and the squad back in the win column, that is much easier said than done against a team like this.
Will the Raptors put their Washington loss in the past and bring home a win in this matchup? Or will Boston’s collection of proven scorers win the day and hand Toronto another tough loss?
Raptors vs Celtics Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBET have the Celtics as -6.5 favorites against the spread, with Boston -105 (bet $105 to win $100) to cover. The Celtics are -275 (bet $275 to win $100) on the moneyline, while Toronto clocks in at +210 (bet $100 to win $210).
The over-under in this contest is 218, with the under coming in at -115 and the over at -105. After a very poor offensive showing in their home opener, Vegas is doubting the idea that Toronto could flick a switch and improve against a very stout Boston team.
Raptors Starting Lineup Tonight
Raptors Injury Report
Yuta Watanabe remains questionable to make his season debut due to his ailments, while Pascal Siakam is still not ready to return yet.
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics Prediction
The Raptors will surely be better on offense than they were against Washington, as they aren’t going to make just seven of their 34 3-point attempts. They are also playing a Boston team that could be emotionally depleted coming off of a very taxing defeat against the Knicks.
Despite all of that, it will be tough to go on the road against Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and come out with the victory, especially two days after getting stomped at home. Look for the under to cash and Toronto to cover the spread, but expect Boston to win outright and send Toronto to 0-2.
Celtics 108, Raptors 103
What channel is the Toronto Raptors game on?
Friday’s game will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on SportsNet for Canadian audiences and NBC Sports Boston for American fans.
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Raptors Next Game and Schedule
This is the only road matchup Toronto has for the next week, as they will embark on a four-game homestand. This included games against Luka Doncic and the Mavericks, DeMar DeRozan and the Bulls, and Domantas Sabonis and the Pacers.
Oct. 23 vs. Dallas
Oct. 25 vs. Chicago
Oct. 27 vs. Indiana
Oct. 29 vs. Orlando