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Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers

The Boston Celtics and the Portland Trail Blazers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Rose Garden.

In their last action, Boston was a 99-97 loser on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Portland was a 110-94 winner in its last match at home against the Magic. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 204 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Boston:
Team record: 13-24 SU, 18-19 ATS
Current streak: lost 7 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of last 22 games on the road
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Portland

When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Portland:
Team record: 27-9 SU, 21-15 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 11 games at home
is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of last 21 games

When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
Boston home to Houston, Monday, January 13
Portland home to Cleveland, Wednesday, January 15