Boston Celtics vs Portland Trail Blazers (By: Miyagi)
Celtics come from an embarrassing loss, their 3rd straight, to another one of their main rivals in the Eastern Conference, the Raptors. It felt though as if they threw in the towel early in the third quarter, after that disastrous second quarter which gave a 21p lead to the Raptors at half time, in an attempt to keep their main core as fresh as possible ahead of this one.
Unlike their road games, the Celtics have been great at home with their 23-8 record so far.
The Blazers on the other side are doing much better lately, with 4 straight wins and two of those against the Warriors and the Sixers although both of them missed their big guys (Embiid, Cousins) in those games. The Blazers have not been great on the road, especially as underdogs, as their record is at 6-13 (as underdogs on the road) so far.
Celtics are a streaky team, they will drop 3 straight games and then go on to win their next 3 or 4, that has been the case all season long for them yet, they have never lost more than 3 straight games so far! Compared to the Blazers(as travelers, the Celtics rank much-much better in both defensive and offensive efficiency at home. I can see the Celtics determined to bounce back and avoid a 4th straight loss for the first time this season and at least as hosts, I consider them a better team than the Blazers.
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Boston Celtics vs Portland Trail Blazers predictions
|Celtics ML||Pinnacle||1.68||9||92-97 LOST (-9 units)|
Boston Celtics vs Portland Trail Blazers betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).