Atlantic Division Showdown on Tap as Celtics Visit Raptors (10-19-2018)

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The Boston Celtics will attempt to cultivate their winning disposition and will strive to collect back-to-back victories to commence their season as they get ready to resume hostilities in a matchup with the Toronto Raptors. The two Eastern Conference Atlantic division rivals are scheduled to compete in showdown set to be broadcasted on the ESPN network Friday night at 8:00 p.m. ET and live from Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON.

Game Time: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, October 19, 2018
Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Spread: Toronto -2.2
Total: 209

The two division belligerents split their four-game series last season with each sides winning their tilts on home soil while covering the numbers in the process. The Raptors have absolutely dominated the rivalry north of the border against the Celtics winning 10 of the last 11 contests and have covered the spread in the last six tilts, all wins. Naturally, the Raptors enter this affair as a 2.2-point home favorite, according to Bovada Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 209 points.

 

Prediction: Toronto 104 – Boston 100

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Boston:
Team record: 1-0 SU,1-0 ATS
Boston is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Toronto:
Team record: 1-0 SU,0-1 ATS
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games

Next up:
Boston at New York Saturday, October 20
Toronto at Washington Saturday, October 20