The Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.9 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Cam Reddish is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 117.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.3 points and 8.9 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.6 points and 3.3 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games and 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest. The Celtics are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The over is 8-3 in Celtics last 11 overall. The Trail Blazers are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Boston.
The Portland Trail Blazers are a mess and the Celtics have been one of the most consistent teams in the league. However, the Celtics have been a bit shaky these last couple of weeks and this is a big line. The Celtics are losing their last 5 games by an average of 5.4 points, and they're 5-7 ATS as double-digit favorites. The Trail Blazers are better than what they've shown to be fair, and Lillard can keep them in it. Give me the Trail Blazers and the points.