Celtics vs. Trail Blazers - 3/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (32-28) at Boston Celtics (35-25)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -5.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, CSNN
The Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to keep rolling after winning 14 of their last 16 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.4 points and seven assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.3 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won six straight road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 106 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.4 points and 6.8 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.3 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Kelly Olynyk is dishing 1.6 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won 11 straight home games.
The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
We've been making a killing with the Portland Trail Blazers, and a lot of that money has come with them being underdogs. Oddmakers don't seem to like Portland very much. While Boston is great at home, there's too much value with this many points and the red hot Trail Blazers.