Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics - 2/25/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Boston Celtics (39-17) at Portland Trail Blazers (26-32)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 22.9 points and seven rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 21.8 points and five assists. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last eight road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.8 points and four rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won six of their last seven home games.
The Celtics are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Portland.
Even without Kemba, the Boston Celtics are finding ways to win and compete, and that includes a game Sunday against the Lakers where they took them down to the wire. The Boston Celtics are still a scary team that's also 17-10-1 against the spread on the road. The Portland Trail Blazers are one of the more banged up teams in the league and are still without Lillard. The Trail Blazers were having a hard time winning with their best player, and now they're losing their last five games by an average of 6.4 points while allowing 47.3 percent shooting from the field. I have no choice but to lay the number with the Celtics on the road.