NBA odds preview - Trail Blazers vs. Celtics
Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics Odds
The Celtics will be trying to slam the Trail Blazers on Friday when the teams tip off at TD Garden in NBA betting action.
The Trail Blazers will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 5-9-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Celtics are 5-8-2 ATS. Portland is 7-8 against the total, while Boston is 9-5-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Celtics and the No. 20-ranked Trail Blazers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-95 result in favor of the Celtics.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 30-rated squad against Portland's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 29 in the league with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.5 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 99.4 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Portland was an 84-82 loser on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (166) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Portland suffered an 84-82 loss against Washington on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Nicolas Batum in a losing effort at Verizon Center.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 95-83 loser as they battled the Nets at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Celtics endured a 95-83 loss at the hands of the Nets on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Kevin Garnett at TD Garden.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Trail Blazers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
Portland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Portland is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Portland
Boston is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
Portland at Cleveland, Saturday, December 1
Boston at Milwaukee, Saturday, December 1