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Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers odds, tips and betting trends | March 17

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The Portland Trail Blazers (31-38) will turn to Damian Lillard (third in NBA, 32.3 points per game) to help beat Jayson Tatum (sixth in league, 30.1) and the Boston Celtics (48-22) on Friday, March 17, 2023 at Moda Center, at 10:00 PM ET on ROOT Sports NW and NBCS-BOS.

The Celtics take the court as 4.5-point favorites against the Trail Blazers.

Celtics vs. Trail Blazers Betting Odds

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  • Spread: Boston -4.5
  • Moneyline: Boston -176, Portland +145

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Celtics at Trail Blazers odds, spread, & more


  • Pick ATS: Celtics (- 4.5)
  • Prediction:
    Celtics 118 – Trail Blazers 112


  • Boston has been the favorite in 65 games this season and has come away with the win 46 times (70.8%) in those contests.
  • This season, Boston has come away with a win 32 times in 47 chances when named as a favorite of at least -176 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Boston has a 63.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Portland has put together a 12-24 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games).
  • Portland has a record of 8-16 when playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +145 or longer (33.3%).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, Portland’s implied win probability is 40.8%.

Against the spread

  • The Celtics average 117.5 points per game, just 1.6 more points than the 115.9 the Trail Blazers allow.
  • Boston is 26-14-2 against the spread and 36-6 overall when scoring more than 115.9 points.
  • When Portland allows fewer than 117.5 points, it is 22-12-1 against the spread and 22-13 overall.
  • The Trail Blazers’ 114.4 points per game are just 2.2 more points than the 112.2 the Celtics give up.
  • When it scores more than 112.2 points, Portland is 23-10 against the spread and 24-9 overall.
  • Boston has an ATS record of 26-13-1 and a 32-8 record overall when its opponents score fewer than 114.4 points.
  • The Celtics are at the fourth spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (117.5 PPG), while the Trail Blazers allow the 19th-fewest points per game (115.9) in the league.
  • Portland is the NBA’s 15th-ranked offense (114.4 PPG), while Boston is the eighth-ranked defense (112.2).
  • The Celtics have totaled a total of 373 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 5.3 per game), while the Trail Blazers have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 103 total points, 1.5 per game).

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How to watch Celtics vs. Trail Blazers

  • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ROOT Sports NW and NBCS-BOS
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center
  • TV Channel: NBC Sports Networks
  • Livestream: Watch on fuboTV!
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