The Boston Celtics will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday at TD Garden. The Celtics are 23-23 overall and 15-9 at home, while Portland is 18-26 overall and 4-15 on the road. Boston recorded a 145-117 victory when these teams met in December.
Boston is favored by eight points in the latest Celtics vs. Trail Blazers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 212. Before entering any Trail Blazers vs. Celtics picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Celtics vs. Trail Blazers spread: Celtics -8
- Celtics vs. Trail Blazers over-under: 212 points
What you need to know about the Celtics
Boston came up short against Charlotte on Wednesday, falling 111-102. One thing holding Boston back was the mediocre play of small forward Jayson Tatum, who shot just 5-of-19 from the floor. The Celtics have won five of their last seven games, though, improving to 23-23 overall.
They could be getting forwards Marcus Smart (COVID-19) and Robert Williams III (personal) back in the lineup on Friday. Tatum and Dennis Schroder both had 31 points when the Celtics blew out Portland in December. Boston has won 12 of its last 17 home games against Portland.
What you need to know about the Trail Blazers
Portland is coming off a 104-92 loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday. The Blazers were tied with the Heat after three quarters, but they managed to score just 12 points in the final period. Anfernee Simons had another great outing though, scoring 27 points and dishing out seven assists in the loss.
Star guard CJ McCollum added 24 points in his second game back after a six-week absence due to a lung injury. The Trail Blazers have been getting good production from center Jusuf Nurkic, who has three straight double-doubles. Portland has covered the spread in four of its last six games.
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