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Celtics vs. Raptors prediction, odds, line, spread: 2023 NBA picks, Jan. 21 best bets from proven model

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The Toronto Raptors host the NBA‘s best team on early Saturday evening. The Raptors take on the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference battle, and Toronto is 20-26 overall and 14-11 at home this season. After eight straight wins, Boston is 34-12 overall to sit atop the league, and the Celtics are 16-7 away from home in 2022-23. Jayson Tatum (wrist) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) are out for Boston. Dalano Banton (hip) is questionable for Toronto, with Otto Porter Jr. (foot) ruled out.

Boston is listed as a 1-point road favorite for this 5 p.m. ET tip. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 225.5 in the latest Celtics vs. Raptors odds. Before making any Raptors vs. Celtics picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 45-20 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Celtics vs. Raptors and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Raptors vs. Celtics:

  • Celtics vs. Raptors spread: Celtics -1
  • Celtics vs. Raptors over/under: 225.5 points
  • Celtics vs. Raptors money line: Celtics -125, Raptors +105
  • BOs: The Celtics are 13-10 against the spread in road games
  • Toronto: The Raptors are 13-12 against the spread in home games
  • Celtics vs. Raptors picks: See picks at SportsLine

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