Free NBA Hoops Pick: Celtics vs Trail Blazers Lines
Looking for Boston Celtics vs Portland Trailblazers free plays? NBA betting sees the Celtics taking on the Trail Blazers on Thursday March 31, 2016 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(43-31) Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers (39-36)
Date: Thursday March 31
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds:
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 212.5
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This cross-conference matchup includes two teams in the middle of their respective standings.
The Celtics are playing like one of the hottest teams and look to make a big push before the playoffs.
The Trailblazers need to find a third player to assist Lillard and McCollum to make a run towards the playoffs.
The Boston Celtics were playing as one of the best teams in the east besides dropping 3 of their last 5 games. During that span they have scored in average of 102 points and giving up 98.6 points per game.
The Celtics are led by all-star guard Isiah Thomas. Thomas is averaging 22.3 points and 6.3 assists per matchup. He is paced by fellow guard Avery Bradley with 15.1 points per game.
The Celtics were last in action in L.A., against the Clippers 114-90.
They were led in scoring by Thomas with 24 points.
Jared Sullinger produced 9 points and 11 rebounds.
The Celtics currently stand in 5th place in the East.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trailblazers are having an up and down second half, but doing enough to keep in the playoff hunt. They are 3-2 in their last 5 games. During that span, the Trailblazers are averaging 107.2 points and giving up 105.8 points on defense.
Portland is led by a pair of guards, Damien Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Lillard is having a great year, averaging 25.4 points and 6.9 assists per matchup.
McCollum is having himself a breakout year, averaging 20.7 points.
The Trailblazers were last in action at home in a win against Sacramento 105-93.
Damien Lillard led the team in scoring with 21 points.
Allen Crabbe was also able to produce 21 points off the bench.
Portland currently stands in 6th place in the Western Conference.
NBA Betting Trends:
- BOS are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Thu. games.
- Under is 39-17-3 in BOS last 59 Thu. games.
- Over is 7-1 in POR last 8 Thu. games.
- Favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
- BOS are 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
Free Boston Celtics vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
This game will be very close in my opinion, both teams are led by guards playing at a very high level at this point in the year.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER.
I’m going to go with the home team, Portland, in this matchup due to the long travel Boston will be making. Look for a low scoring, close game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 97 Portland 101
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