NBA odds: Celtics are slim betting favorites in Game 7 vs. Raptors


There's nothing better in sports than a Game 7, and the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors will square off in that winner-take-all format Friday night inside the NBA's Florida bubble.

The Raptors escaped with a 125-122 double overtime win over the Celtics in Wednesday night's Game 6 to force the do-or-die Game 7. It will be the second Game 7 of the 2020 playoffs -- the Denver Nuggets defeated the Utah Jazz in the first round.

These stats will make Celtics fans confident entering Game 7

The Celtics own a 23-9 record in Game 7s in franchise history, including a 3-2 mark since 2011. The Raptors are 3-2 all time in Game 7s, with their most recent victory coming on a Kawhi Leonard buzzer beater against the Philadelphia 76ers in last season's conference semifinals.

A victory for the Celtics would send them to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time in the last four years. The Miami Heat already have clinched a spot in the conference finals after eliminating the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks in a five-game conference finals series.

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Here are the latest betting lines for Game 7 between the Celtics and Raptors. Odds provided by our partner, PointsBet.

Spread: Celtics -2.5 (-110), Raptors +2.5 (-110)

Moneyline: Celtics -136, Raptors +115

Total: Over 203.5 points (-110), Under 203.5 points (-110)

For what it's worth, FiveThirtyEight gives the Celtics a 62 percent chance of winning Game 7.