5* NBA *BEST BET*
Toronto vs. Boston,
02/01/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 64 - 100
Point Spread: +9½/-110 Toronto
5* NBA *BEST BET* on Raptors +9.5
Motivated by Tuesday's embarrassing 100-77 loss to Atlanta, and further motivated by a 96-73 loss in Boston on Jan. 18, expect the Raptors to give the Celtics a game this evening.
The fact Boston played last night also is very important. The aging Celtics won't be able to bounce back as well physically as the more youthful Raptors. Consider that the Celtics are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games when playing without a day of rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when their starting 5 players combine for more than 160 minutes the previous day. The Celtics are also 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite of 5.0-10.5 points.
We'll take Toronto and the points.