Blazers vs. Celtics Prediction

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BOSTON, MA (ATS Consultants) – The Trailblazers visit the TD Garden to take on the Celtics at 7:30pmET on Friday night.

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Portland (6-9 SU, 5-9-1 ATS) is coming off a 84-82 loss at Washington laying 3.5, while Boston (8-7 SU, 5-8-2 ATS) fell at home on Wednesday, 95-83 to Brooklyn as a 3.5-point favorite

ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Celtics as a 5-point favorite over the Trailblazers. The total is 190.5 in most books.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Celtics opened as a 5-point favorite and remained there in most books. The total opened at 191.5 and moved to 190.5 in most books.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 68% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Blazers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.

NBA FREE PICK: Take the Portland over Boston. According to latest NBA trends, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. Trail Blazers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. Celtics are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home.

Boston not only lost to Brooklyn at home on Wednesday, but point guard Rajon Rondo started a fight and was suspended for two games. Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers openly questioned his team's toughness and was upset his best player getting kicked out for fighting. Portland was embarrassed after a road loss to winless Washington. But they have a great opportunity to beat Boston, who will throw out Leandro Barbosa and Jason Terry at the point in place of Rondo. That's great news for rookie guard Damian Lillard, who scored 20 points on Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge is due for a big game against an aging Celtics' front line.

2012 NBA FREE PICK: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS +5

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