Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics Prediction 4/7/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (21-56) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (61-16) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Celtics

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The Trail Blazers Are Coming Off A Win

Deandre Ayton led Portland with 34 points against the Wizards, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 43.6% in the game. The Trail Blazers picked up a 108-102 win, and Dalano Banton also added 21 points which was 2nd on the team.

Coming into their matchup with the Celtics, the Trail Blazers have an overall record of 21-56 and are 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Trail Blazers are in 14th place and are 5th in the Northwest division.

Portland’s ATS record sits below .500 (37-39). Currently, the Trail Blazers are on a three game ATS win streak when they are underdogs, and they are 1-5 vs. the spread as favorites.

The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Celtics bested the Kings with a score of 101-100. The game began with the Celtics as -9.5-point favorites, but their 1 resulted in an ATS loss. As for the over/under, the combined score of 201 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 225.

Heading into today’s game, the Celtics come in with a four game winning streak and have a 61-16 overall record. When playing on the road, the Celtics are 27-13 this season compared to their 34-3 record at home.

Boston has an overall ATS record of 39-35 as they come into today’s game. This season, Boston has a 37-34 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 2-1 as underdogs.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

Through 77 games games, Portland is averaging 106.9 points per game (28th).

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers are 28th in the NBA at 106.9 points per game. On the road, they are 29th in scoring at 105.2 points per game.

Portland is 30th in the league in true shooting percentage and 29th in field goal percentage. They are also 30th in two-point shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Trail Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 24.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the league at 97.5 possessions per game.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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The Celtics come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 120.8 points per game (2nd).

Heading into their game against the Trail Blazers, the Celtics are one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league. They lead the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 16.5 and are 2nd in three-point shooting percentage at 38%.

At home, the Celtics are averaging 123.1 points per game, which is 2nd in the NBA. Overall, they are 2nd in the league in scoring at 120.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Boston is 9th in the league at 48%.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Celtics are 23rd in the NBA in free throw attempts per game. They are also 19th in pace at 97.3 possessions per game.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

On defense, the Trail Blazers come into the game ranked 17th in the league in points allowed at 115.5 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 97.3 points per contest (1st). On two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.8% and allowing 35.0% from beyond the arc.

Celtics Team Defense

The Celtics’ defense is presently ranked 5th in the league, allowing an average of 109.2 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Celtics’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.1% and allowing 34.6% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Celtics

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Jerami Grant is set to be the main scorer for the Trail Blazers, recording 21 points and shooting 7/16 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21 points per game, along with 3.5 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Jayson Tatum to be the top scorer for the Celtics. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 8 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.2%, and his scoring average is 27 points per game.

Trail Blazers vs Celtics Trends

  • The Trail Blazers are 3-0 ATS in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Although Boston has a straight up record of 3-2 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs. the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 117 points per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Celtics struggled vs the spread going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-0.

Trail Blazers vs Celtics Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Trail Blazers vs. Celtics matchup, we’re leaning towards the Trail Blazers at +16.5. Although our projections show the Celtics winning 115-103, we suggest placing your bet on the Trail Blazers for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 216.5 and our model has the Trail Blazers and Celtics finishing with a combined 218 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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