2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
March 16, 2005
Toronto at Boston
Wednesday 03/16 07:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Boston -5.5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: LOSS
The red-hot Celtics (35-29, 28-36- ATS,) winners of eight of nine host the Toronto Raptors (27-36, 34-29 ATS) in what looks to be an easy one for Boston. The Celtics with newly acquired Antoine Walker in the line up are averaging 107.5 points/game since his arrival are facing a Raptor team struggling on the defensive end allowing opponents 100.8 PPG on the season and a brutal 108.8 PPG it's last four on the hardwood. Boston is 13-4 against-the-number last seventeen scoring 100+ points while Raptors sporting a 10-33 ATS mark last two seasons allowing 100+ points adds confidence to a Celtics play. The Celts are also 15-1 (10-6 ATS) in their last sixteen hosting a conference opponent. Boston minus the points for two stars.