Celtics vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Celtics vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 3/11/2024

The Boston Celtics (49-14) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (18-45) on Monday, March 11th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.

Celtics vs Trail Blazers

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The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

Jayson Tatum scored 29 for Boston against the Suns which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.9%. Jaylen Brown also added 27 points as the Celtics won the game by a score of 117-107.

In their last five games, the Celtics are 3-2 and have an overall record of 49-14. On the road, the Celtics are 20-11 this season compared to 29-3 at home.

Boston has an overall ATS record of 30-30 as they come into today’s game. In their last four home games, Boston has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 17-14 at home compared to 13-16 on the road.

The Trail Blazers Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Trail Blazers bested the Raptors with a score of 128-118. At the beginning of the second half, the Trail Blazers were leading 63-46.

So far, the Trail Blazers are 18-45 on the season and are looking to get a win vs. the Celtics. In their 63 games, the Trail Blazers are 8-35 vs. Western Conference teams and have gone 10-10 in non-conference games.

Portland has an overall ATS record of 30-33 as they come into today’s game. As the favorite this season, Portland is 1-5 vs. the spread while going 29-28 as the underdog.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

The Celtics step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 120.7 points per game (4th).

The Celtics have been one of the NBA’s most potent offenses this season, ranking 4th in scoring at 120.7 points per game. However, their scoring has been slightly lower on the road at 118.0 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Celtics lead the league in both makes (16.2) and attempts (42.2) per game. Overall, they are 9th in field goal percentage at 48%.

Heading into this game, Boston has outscored the NBA scoring average in 71.4% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 16th in the league at 98 possessions per game.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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Through 63 games games, Portland is averaging 108.1 points per game (28th).

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers are 28th in the league at 108.1 points per game. At home, they are averaging 109.4 points per game compared to 106.7 on the road. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 28.6% of their games this season.

Portland’s offense has been heavily reliant on two-point shots, attempting the 9th most in the NBA. However, they are just 29th in field goal percentage at 44%. From beyond the arc, they are hitting 35% of their threes, which is 25th in the league.

One area where the Blazers have excelled is on the offensive glass, ranking 4th in the NBA. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league at 98 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, Portland is last in the NBA with an average of 23 per game.

Celtics Team Defense

Currently, the Celtics’ defense holds the 5th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.8 points per game. Boston’s defense is currently forcing 11.7 turnovers per game, which is 4th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 2nd in blocked shots, with an average of 6.5 rejections per game.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 116.0 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 58.7% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 58.1% and allowing 35.3% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Celtics And Trail Blazers

For today’s matchup, we project Jayson Tatum to lead the scoring for the Celtics, putting up 26 points and shooting at a rate of 9/19. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.9 points per game, along with 8.4 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Anfernee Simons to be the top scorer for the Trail Blazers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 43.1%, and he is contributing 22.9 points per game on average.

Celtics vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Boston has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 115 points per game.
  • Through their last ten home games, Portland has an ATS record of just 7-3. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 110 points per game.
  • The last ten games that Portland was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Celtics vs Trail Blazers Prediction

Not only do we have the Celtics winning this one by a score of 117-106, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Celtics at -7.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 217 and given that our model is projecting 223 points between the teams, we like the over.

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