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2021 NBA Handicapping
(28-26) Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers (31-22)
Date: Tuesday, April 13th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics +104 | Blazers -115
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -1
NBA Betting Total: O/U 227
On Tuesday, April 13th the Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers will meet for the first time this season. The second meeting will occur in Boston on May 2nd.
The Celtics hold the all-time record between the clubs with 69 wins in 116 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with Boston winning both contests.
For the first time since March 4th, the Celtics were able to extend a winning streak beyond two games with their victory versus the Nuggets on Sunday.
It was arguably the grittiest effort of the seasons as the Beantown crew needed to overcome a 14 point deficit. They did that and more going on a 40-8 run to close the game.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were both game-time decisions as they are nursing ongoing bumps and bruises but suited up and were a big factor in the win.
Tatum delivered a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds while Brown scored 20 points adding eight rebounds. Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart both scored 14 points, while Robert Williams added 10 points and eight rebounds.
Evan Fournier was out again observing health and safety protocols and is listed as day-to-day.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers continue to slide down the Western Conference ladder beginning week 17 in sixth. They can’t afford to drop any further or they’ll be in a situation where they had to participate in the play-in tournament again.
Although Portland got a much-needed win versus the Pistons they followed it up with a loss to the Heat representing three losses in their last four matches.
All season the Blazers’ defense has been a problem, but in the loss to the Heat on Sunday, the offense was also hard to come by. Damian Lillard had a rough shooting night scoring only 12 points on 3 of 10 from the field.
Norman Powell and CJ McCollum led the way with 17 points each. Enes Kanter chipped in with 10 points as the only other double-figure contributor.
The trio of Lillard, McCollum, and Powell typically average 68.5 points per game so a cumulative 46 points in this effort was well below their standard.
After a season where the Trail Blazers were mired with injuries they only have one player still out – – Zach Collins. Portland hopes to get their big man back for the postseason after he’s been out virtually the entire campaign following ankle surgery.
Given how much the Blazers have struggled defensively Collins’ return could play a huge factor if he’s available for the playoffs.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Celtics are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Blazers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of Portland’s last 6 games.
- The Celtics are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
In preseason both clubs expected to be among the upper echelon and holding home court seeds but are struggling to find consistency. Portland ranks sixth offensively and 29th defensively whereas the Celts rank 11th and 14th respectively.
While the Blazers are in a slump the Celtics aren’t the best road team with a sub-par 11-16 record. That could be the difference in this match.
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