Friday, March 5

Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors, 11:10 am
Celtics -7.5

This is a terrible situational spot for the Raptors, playing on a b2b without several of their key players. They’re already a relatively thin roster and they can expect to be without Siakam, Anunoby, and VanVleet for this one.

This was the same cast of characters that played yesterday against Detroit, where they got beaten by 20+ at home. Boston, on the flipside, appear to finally be getting healthy, with Marcus Smart their only key absence.

The Celtics have impressed at home this season, going 11-5 straight up and ATS. They’ve also covered 8 of 12 times as a home favourite.

Ultimately, I’m not sure the Raptors have enough healthy bodies to really compete with Boston here. 7.5 points is a bit of a premium, but the spot is so good that I think this line is warranted.

San Antonio Spurs vs OKC Thunder, 1:10 pm
Spurs -5.5

I’m opting for another home favourite here, this time taking the Spurs laying 5.5 points against OKC. This isn’t a great spot for the Thunder, who were comfortably beaten by a Mavs side without Doncic.

The Spurs do have a few key absences here, but they’ve looked very solid over their past few games. They still have a relatively deep roster and I wouldn’t be surprised if some of OKC’s top guys sit here.

I don’t expect the Spurs to have too much trouble scoring on OKC, but offense has been difficult to come by for the Thunder of late. With the line only at 5.5 points, I think a well-coached Spurs side has too much on both ends for the lowly Thunder.