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Trail Blazers visit Celtics in hoops battle

Portland Trail BlazersBoston Celtics
March 9, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics Odds

19-20TEAM RECORD20-18

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Trail Blazers travelling to Boston Friday to face the Celtics on Friday.

Supporters of the Trail Blazers have seen them go 19-20 and 19-20 ATS so far this season, while the Celtics are at 20-18 and 16-22 ATS. In totals betting, the Celtics are 17-21, while the Trail Blazers are 19-20.

View Portland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Trail Blazers before tip-off in this one will find them as 3.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 184.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 11-rated Trail Blazers taking on the No. 19-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-94 win for the Trail Blazers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trail Blazers rank No. 24 in the league with 41.5 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Trail Blazers rate No. 14 with 6.7 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 95.4 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in home scoring.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 106-94 loser as they battled the Timberwolves on the road. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Raymond Felton scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Trail Blazers to victory (they lost 106-94 to Minnesota at Target Center on Wednesday).

Boston was a 103-71 loser in its last match on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 174 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Philadelphia and falling 103-71 at Wells Fargo Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Trail Blazers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland at Washington, Saturday, March 10
Boston at LA Lakers, Sunday, March 11

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