723 Celtics (+1.5) over Raptors
I think the market will be using the zig zag theory for Game 2 but I don’t see the theory working in this spot as I like the Celtics +1.5. Going back to 2002 for the playoffs when a team that’s won 60% or more of their games during the regular season lose the first game and in the following game the line falls between a PK to -2.5 favorites that team has only covered the spread 42% of the time. Also I feel that the Celtics are just the better team. They went 3-1 SU and ATS vs the Raptors during the regular season/bubble and every area the Raptors are good at the Celtics are just as good if not better. Plus the Celtics have a couple of elite offensive players in Tatum and Walker they can go to at any time if the offense struggles to bail them out and the Raptors without Kawhi Leonard this year just don’t have that type of player.