Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics: Boston Favored Big

January 7th, 2011 by Jack Jones Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics will look to continue their dominance over the Toronto Raptors when the two teams face off in Boston tonight. The Celtics have won 14 of their last 16 games against the Raptors, including a 93-79 win at Toronto on Sunday. This will already be the fourth time these two teams have faced each other this season. Boston leads the season series 2-1.

The Celtics come in off an impressive 105-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs, their third straight win after losing two straight at the end of December. The Raptors won 120-105 at Cleveland on Wednesday, but that is just their second win in their last eight games. Taking a look at the NBA spreads for tonight's games, oddsmakers have the Celtics favored by 9.5 points over the Raptors at home.

Andrea Bargnani has really played well in his last two games after returning from injury. Bargnani scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Raptors win over the Cavaliers, just one night after he had 23 points and six boards against the Bulls. Bargnani has struggled against the Celtics, but with Boston without Kevin Garnett, he could be in for a big game tonight.

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