Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics - 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: 219 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers and the Boston Celtics collide tonight at the TD Garden.
The Trailblazers have won 17 of their last 21 games and will look stay undefeated on their six-game road trip after crushing the Knicks last night for their third straight win. Damian Lillard stayed hot and led the way with a game-high 30 points while CJ McCollum scored 25 points, 21 of which came in the second half as the Blazers continue to steamroll through opponents. With the easy win, Portland improves to 33-28 on the season which is good enough for seventh place in the Western Conference standings.
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Meanwhile, the Celtics have been in fine form themselves with 14 wins in their last 18 games and they're also going for a fourth straight win after beating the Jazz by 100-95 on Monday. Jae Crowder led the team with 22 points while Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas added 18 points each, but it was the Celtics' defense which was key to the win as they held the Jazz to just 37.6 percent shooting. With the win, Boston improves to 36-25 on the season which is currently good for third place in the Eastern standings, just 1.5 games clear of Miami who occupy the fourth spot.
In ATS trends, the Blazers are 6-0 ATS in their last six road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall, while the Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games and 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Blazers are 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings overall but the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
With both teams in such good form, this game is a really difficult one to pick. I can't wait to watch this game as I have this one going down to the wire, so with that being said, I'm taking the points for sure.