Raptors Host Celtics in Key Basketball Wagering Game

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

It is a critical game for the Raptors who are trying to hold off the Bulls for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

They may have a tough time in this NBA wagering contest considering they have lost 9 of the last 10 against Boston.

Basketball wagering trends indicate that Boston has not only won 9 of the last 10 but also gone 7-3 against the spread.  This is the fourth meeting between the two teams this season and so far it has been all Boston. The Celtics won 103-06 and 116-103 at home and 114-107 at Toronto.  All three of those games went over the total.

Boston is going to finish either third or fourth in the Eastern Conference so how much emphasis they put on this game is a question mark.  The Celtics have been a better team on the road this season vs. the basketball wagering line than at home.  The Celtics are still strong defensively as they rank 5th in the league but on offense they are below average.  The Celtics still have the big names like Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett but other than Rajon Rondo, this is an old team.  If the Celtics get everyone playing to their potential they are a very tough team but that simply doesn’t happen every night in basketball wagering. 

The Raptors have been about a .500 team at home this season in basketball wagering.  Toronto can score as they are 5th in the league but they don’t play a lot of defense, ranking near the bottom of the league.  The Raptors are trying to hold off Chicago for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and it is not going to be easy.  It could come down to Sunday’s game as they host the Bulls.  They can’t afford to be looking that far in advance though since every win is critical.

Chris Bosh has been leading the way for Toronto and he will play a key role in this game against Boston.  Whether or not the Raptors can play enough defense to win this game in NBA wagering is in doubt though.  It is all a matter of how motivated Boston will be to win this game on Wednesday.

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