Boston Celtics at Portland Trail Blazers - 12/4/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (11-12) vs Boston Celtics (12-11)
Game Info: Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +1 -- Over/Under: 217 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers look to get back to a .500 record.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 24.3 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.4 points and 2.2 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 21.5 points and 4 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.4 points and 4.4 assists. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Trail Blazers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 overall. The under is 7-3 in Trail Blazers last 10 home games. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland.
The Portland Trail Blazers have been great at home this season, and they're catching the Celtics on the end of a back to back. With that said, the Trail Blazers are still without Lillard, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 10.8 points while shooting 42.8 percent from the field. It's tough sledding for the Trail Blazers in their current form, at least until their best player returns. With the Celtics getting healthier, this is a game they should win.
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Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -1
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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