Celtics vs. Raptors Odds, PRO Report Pick: Big Bets Targeting Game 5 Spread (Monday, Sept. 7)
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- The Celtics are short favorites against the Raptors in tonight's Game 5, but the spread hasn't always sat at Boston -1.
- PJ Walsh uses the Action Network's NBA PRO Report to break down how sharps are moving the line for this game.
The Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors playoff series is tied at two games apiece and the betting market is expecting a tight Game 5 (6:30 p.m. ET, TNT) tonight, evidenced by the 1-point spread.
And while the Celtics are short favorites at the time of writing, the spread hasn’t always been where it is now, and big bets from sharp bettors are the reason why.
Using The Action Network’s new NBA PRO Report, let’s examine how smart money is driving Celtics vs. Raptors line movement.
Celtics vs. Raptors Odds, PRO Report Pick
The Toronto Raptors initially opened as 1-point favorites in this matchup, but a flood of Boston bets from respected players flipped this number to Celtics -1.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals are reporting five such instances of smart money coming down on Boston, confirming that the spread is on the move in reaction to wagers from wiseguys.
Not only are sharps getting down on Boston, they’re getting down hard.
Our NBA public betting data is reporting a whopping 89% of spread money backing the Celtics, meaning that it’s not just respect moving the market, those bettors are also backing their opinions with large wagers.
The Celtics also fit our NBA Playoffs: More Money on Favorites Pro System, which is 121-70-2 (63.4%) against the spread over the past five seasons, giving Boston yet another value indicator on the NBA PRO Report.
Sharp angle: Celtics (moved from +1 to -1) [Bet now at DraftKings and get a $1,000 sign-up bonus.]