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Celtics, Blazers are Soaring OVER Totals

The Boston Celtics haven’t lost at TD Garden in nearly two months and will put that stellar record on the line Wednesday when the streaking Portland Trail Blazers head to town. While the spread will likely draw more action in this game, OVER bettors will be paying close attention as well. The OVER is 7-2 in Portland’s last nine while paying out in seven of Boston’s previous nine. Oddsmakers opened the total for the affair at 219.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 10-1 SU and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite of 4.5 or more.
  • The Trail Blazers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games against the Celtics.
  • The Celtics are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as favorites.

Just how good have the Blazers been as of late? They’re 14-2 SU since January 23 and haven’t lost away from Oregon since January 18. Portland was the best bet in the Association in February at 8-3 ATS, due largely in part to the play of the dynamic backcourt pairing of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

Lillard has posted at least 30 points in eight of his last nine games, including a career-high 51 against the league-leading Golden State Warriors on February 19. One area the Blazers have struggled in is producing in the second portion of back-to-back sets. Portland, who hammered New York 104-85 yesterday, will try for a better result tonight.

Boston is averaging 111.4 points since January 22 – third most in the league – while Portland has notched 112.8 since February 8. The total is slowly coming down in this game, so if you’re thinking of placing a wager on the OVER you may be better off waiting until closer to game time to get the best number.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Boston Celtics as -5.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 218.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 107-103 win for the Celtics on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Boston battles the Portland Trail Blazers, currently with a 33-28 mark (35-26 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 31-28-1 for the Boston Celtics and 33-28 for the Portland Trail Blazers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Portland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Boston Celtics) and the No. 2 (Trail Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Portland Trail Blazers rank No. 5 in the league with 45.92 per game. That compares with Boston's No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA's No. 11-ranked team at 8.95 per game, while the Portland Trail Blazers rate No. 4 with 10.26 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Trail Blazers grabbed a 104-85 win over the Knicks on Tuesday, behind a 30-point effort from Damian Lillard at Madison Square Garden.

Boston earned a 100-95 victory over Utah on Monday, getting 22 points from Jae Crowder at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Portland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 9 games
  • Portland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games
  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland at Toronto, Friday, March 4th
Boston home to New York, Friday, March 4th