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Trail Blazers vs. Celtics Prediction and Odds (Back Celtics At Home)

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown.
Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown. / Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
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The Portland Trail Blazers will continue their East Coast trip in Boston tonight. Portland is still chugging along without Damian Lillard and clinging to the No. 10 seed in the West. Boston has shown signs of life, going 6-4 in its last 10 games. Can the Celtics continue on the upward trend?

Here are the odds for the matchup via WynnBET.

Blazers vs. Celtics Odds, Spread and Total

Spread:

  • Blazers: +8 (-110)
  • Celtics: -8 (-110)

Moneyline:

  • Blazers: +280
  • Celtics: -360

Total:

  • 212.5 (Over: -110/Under: -110)

Blazers vs. Celtics Prediction and Pick

Offensively, these teams have been nearly identical over the last 10 games. Their offensive ratings are separated by 0.1 points. Defensively, that's where the difference is. Boston is third in the league (105.7), while the Blazers are 24th (115.9). Portland has been a bad defensive team all year, and the Celtics will take advantage of that tonight.

The Blazers are 5-5 in their last 10, but are coming off a loss to the Miami Heat. The Blazers are one of the more inconsistent teams when it comes to margin of victory. However, their poor level of defense worries me tonight on the road. I'll take Boston to cover.

Pick: Celtics -8 (-110)

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