Trail Blazers vs. Celtics Prediction
The Celtics don’t appear to have many answers for their current slump but they’re favored on Wednesday night versus the visiting Trail Blazers. Given Boston’s issues, is Portland a live dog for bettors tonight?
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Celtics are 2.5-point favorites to beat the Trail Blazers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 225.5 points and as of this writing, 64% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Celtics to cover the point spread.
Portland Trail Blazers Fantasy Spin
Damian Lillard played 37 minutes Monday vs. Cleveland, finishing with 21 points (6-of-13 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), eight assists, four rebounds, two blocked shots and three 3-pointers. Lillard surpassed the 20-point mark for the first time since February 13, when he scored 29 in a home win over the Warriors. The All-Star point guard entered Monday averaging 22.4 points, 7.7 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 2.9 3-pointers per game while shooting 42.1% from the field, 34.5% from three and 91.2% from the foul line this month. Over the last month Lillard has been a top-10 player in nine-category leagues despite the three-point and overall field goal percentages that he’s posted.
Boston Celtics Fantasy Spin
Kyrie Irving played 28 minutes and hit 3-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer on Tuesday, scoring seven points with four rebounds, five assists and a steal in an ugly 118-95 loss to the Raptors. The Celtics were blown out 36-13 in the second quarter and the game was never close again. Irving was coming off a monster game and appears to be pretty healthy right now, so look for him to bounce back on Wednesday against the Blazers, assuming Irving is active for the back-to-back set.
NBA Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers are 33-15-3 at the betting window in their last 51 games coming off a win of more than 10 points.
The Celtics are 10-4 against the number in their last 14 games coming off a loss of more than 10 points.
I believed the Celtics would rebound last night in Toronto, but this team is clearly lacks for confidence. That’s not a good thing heading into tonight, as the Trail Blazers have won seven of their last 10 games overall and are 4-0 against the spread in their last four contests. The underdog is 4-1 at the betting window in the last five meetings between these two teams while the Celtics have dropped four of their last five games ATS when coming off a loss. I like the Trail Blazers to win outright but I’ll put the 2.5 points in my back pocket.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers +2.5