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Money line

The Blazers are 1-2 this season without Lillard in the lineup but 5-8 over the previous two seasons without him.


Against the spread

Boston is 12-10-1 ATS overall this season but 10-6 ATS in its last 16 games.


Trail Blazers at Celtics odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:55 a.m. ET.


Money line

The Celtics are hard to back right now after losing three of the last seven games they’ve been favorites. The money line doesn’t offer much value at -360, even with Boston being at home against a team that’s been on the road for the last four games.


Against the spread

The Celtics are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and have covered the spread as the favorite just twice in their last eight outings. With Smart’s status in question and McCollum rounding into form for Portland, the Blazers have a good shot to cover the 7.5-point spread in this one.


Match Details

Fixture: Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics | 2021-22 NBA season


Portland Trail Blazers Preview

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Key Player – Anfernee Simons

If not for injuries, Simons could still be looking for more playing time and a bigger role on the team. As soon as he got those, he did not let up, giving the Portland Trail Blazers a welcome problem to have once Damian Lillard returns. Simons is only 22 years old despite being in the NBA for four years. He is likely only going to get better.


Portland Trail Blazers Predicted Lineup

G – Anfernee Simons | G – CJ McCollum | F – Nassir Little | F – Robert Covington | C – Jusuf Nurkic


Boston Celtics Preview

The Boston Celtics have been consistently inconsistent this season. They resemble legit playoff contenders in some games while looking like a lottery-bound squad in some days. The nine-point loss to the Hornets was a lot closer than the score suggested. In so many different ways, the game could have ended differently.


Key Player – Jayson Tatum

The jumpers struggled like nobody’s business against the Hornets. Tatum labored to tally 12 points. When his long-range shots were not falling, he just refused to put his head down and go for the higher-percentage shots.


Boston Celtics Predicted Lineup

G – Dennis Schroder | G – Jaylen Brown | F – Jayson Tatum | F – Al Horford | C – Robert Williams


What time does the Celtics visit Portland?

The Boston Celtics (28-26) visit the Portland Trail Blazers (31-22) at Moda Center at 10 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Celtics-Trail Blazers odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.


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Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers Prediction

On Thursday, in writing about the Spurs matchup in Portland, I noted how even though the Blazers had been incredibly inconsistent this season, their average home margin of victory combined with San Antonio’s average road margin of defeat were enough to feel confident about going with CJ McCollum & Co. even without Damian Lillard in uniform.


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Match Details

Fixture: Boston Celtics vs Portland Trail Blazers | NBA Season 2020-21.


Boston Celtics Preview

The Boston Celtics look to have found their groove at just the right time with less than 20 games to go in the regular season calendar. Jayson Tatum has put the offensive responsibilities on his young shoulders recently and is excelling as the C’s leader on both ends of the court.


Key Player – Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum has had a week to remember in his young NBA career. The Boston Celtics talisman put up a terrific 53 points in an overtime win against the T-Wolves on Friday before leading his side to a win over the Nuggets with 28 points and 10 boards on Sunday.


Boston Celtics Predicted Lineup

Point Guard – Kemba Walker; Shooting Guard – Marcus Smart; Power Forward – Jayson Tatum; Small Forward – Jaylen Brown; Center – Robert Williams


Portland Trail Blazers Preview

Although the Portland Trail Blazers are in pursuit of a 5th-place berth in the West, they have lost 3 of their last 5 outings. Two of those came against a top-3 side in the conference and the other against last year’s finalists – the Miami Heat.


Key Player – Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard has been in electric scoring form again this year, recording 5 games of 40+ points and has helped keep the Portland Trail Blazers in contention for home-court advantage in the playoffs.


Portland Trail Blazers Predicted Lineup

Point Guard – Damian Lillard; Shooting Guard – CJ McCollum; Power Forward – Robert Covington; Small Forward – Norman Powell; Center – Jusuf Nurkic


Boston Celtics preview

Despite suffering defeat at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Boston Celtics should be feeling quite pleased with their performance against the Greek Freak and his team.


Portland Trail Blazers preview

After a hard-fought overtime victory against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Portland Trail Blazers will be relieved to have reduced the margin of games with the eight seed, as they now find themselves firmly in the ninth spot merely 2.5 games behind the Grizzlies.


Celtics vs Blazers Match Prediction

The Boston Celtics will be expected to win this game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite having a great lineup with experienced players, the Portland Trail Blazers have not had a consistent showing in the scrimmages. Many of their players have recently recovered from injuries.


Where to watch Celtics vs Blazers?

Local coverage of the match can be seen on NBC Sports Boston and NBC Sports Northwest. The same will be broadcast nationwide in the US on ABC. You can also live stream the fixture via NBA League Pass.

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