Celtics vs. Raptors Game 7 Prediction: NBA Playoff Odds, Point Spread

Charlie Grant | Updated Sep 11, 2020

Kyle Lowry, Raptors, 2020

It's Game 7 and for a second straight game, the Celtics are the betting favourites against the Raptors. Boston is a -135 moneyline fave and -2.5 chalk on the spread.

Boston
48-24
AT
September 11, 2020, 9:00 PM ET
The Arena
Toronto
53-19
Pointspread -3 -110
Moneyline -143
Over / Under o +204.5

30%

Betting Action

70%

Pointspread +3 -110
Moneyline +119
Over / Under u +204.5

30%

Betting Action

70%

The Toronto Raptors, once 0.5 seconds away from being down 0-3 to their second round NBA playoff matchup against the Boston Celtics, head into a Game 7 on Friday with a chance to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The betting numbers indicate the Celtics are still the most likely side to meet the Miami Heat in the next round.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

For a second straight game, the C’s enter a contest as the betting favourites against the Raptors. Boston is a -135 moneyline fave and -2.5 chalk on the spread. The moneyline odds suggest the Celtics have a 57.4 percent probability to win Game 7.

They’ve been ahead in the series 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, and 3-2 before the Raptors tied it up three games apiece on Wednesday night. Boston is still 6-4 straight up and 7-3 against the spread in 10 games against the Dinos on the campaign (regular and postseason combined).

First half bettors backing Boston have been making a killing in this series. The Celtics are outscoring the defending champions by 61 points in first halves over the first six games. They covered the spread in the first 24 minutes in each game this season. 

The Over finally came through in the series – but bettors needed two overtimes to seal the deal. The game would have come well Under the 209.5-point total had it ended in regulation. The Under is still 5-1 in the series and 7-1 in the two sides’ last eight meetings. 

Sports Interaction dropped the total significantly for Game 7. The Over/Under line sits at 203.5 – the lowest total of any NBA playoff game this year by some margin. About 65 percent of SIA bettors expect the contest to exceed the 203.5-point total.

Boston Celtics

Brad Stevens is relying heavily on his starters. The star quartet of Jaysom Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart each logged 50 or more minutes in Wednesday’s game. 

Smart continues to be a huge difference-maker for the C’s. He’s averaging 15.7 points while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range in the series. Keep in mind he averaged 12.9 points per game and hit 34.7 percent from deep in the regular season.

Toronto Raptors

Kyle Lowry is rewriting his playoff reputation thanks to his performances in the 2019 and 2020 NBA playoffs. Lowry was one of the chief culprits during the Raptors’ prolonged postseason disappointments. The All-Star point guard led all scorers in Game 6 with 33 points on 12-for-20 shooting.

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