5* Celtics/Raptors NBA Blue Chip Top Play
Boston vs. Toronto,
02/06/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 99 - 95
Point Spread: -3/-105 Toronto
5* Celtics/Raptors NBA Blue Chip Top Play: Raptors -3
The Celtics have surprisingly won four straight since losing Rajon Rondo for the remainder of the season, but I don't expect Boston to keep it up. All four of those wins came at home. Boston has lost three straight on the road and 11 of their last 14 away from home. The Celtics could also find it difficult to get up for this game, as they have a huge game against the Lakers on tap Thursday night on TNT.
Toronto is coming off a disappointing 15-point loss at home to Miami in their last game, but I strongly believe the Raptors are going to get better and better with each game Rudy Gay plays. Toronto is also expected to get back another key part of their rotation, as Andrea Bargnani will return after missing the last 26 games.
Toronto is 30-14 ATS after having lost 3 of 4 over the last 2 seasons and are 12-3 ATS in home games after playing a game as a home underdog over the last two seasons. Boston beat the Raptors 107-89 at home back in November, but Toronto is 23-13 ATS revenging a loss vs opponent of 10+ points over the last 2 seasons. BET THE RAPTORS!