Celtics vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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A contest featuring two of the NBA’s brightest stars will see Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (45-21) host Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (31-34) on March 8, 2023 at TD Garden. The Celtics are 10-point favorites. A 230.5-point over/under has been set in this matchup.

How to bet Celtics vs. Trail Blazers

Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -476 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +363 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

In the Celtics’ 66 games this year, they have 33 wins against the spread. Boston has been victorious in 43, or 70.5%, of the 61 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Celtics have eclipsed the over/under in 53.8% of their opportunities this year (35 times in 65 games with a set point total).

In the Trail Blazers’ 65 games this season, they have 31 wins against the spread. Portland has won 36.4% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (12-21). Trail Blazers games this year have gone over the total in 31 of 65 opportunities (47.7%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Celtics Leaders
Jayson Tatum 61 30.3 8.9 4.8 1 0.8 3.3
Jaylen Brown 54 26.6 7 3.3 1.2 0.5 2.5
Malcolm Brogdon 55 14.8 4.1 3.7 0.6 0.3 2
Derrick White 66 11.9 3.3 3.8 0.7 0.9 1.7
Marcus Smart 49 11.4 3.4 6.7 1.5 0.4 1.8

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Damian Lillard 52 32.4 4.6 7.2 0.9 0.3 4.3
Jerami Grant 60 20.8 4.4 2.4 0.8 0.9 2.3
Jusuf Nurkic 45 13.8 9.4 2.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Cameron Reddish 30 10.3 2.1 1.6 1 0.4 1.4
Shaedon Sharpe 64 7.8 2.6 0.7 0.4 0.3 1
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Celtics vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report

Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic: Questionable (Calf), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Back), Anfernee Simons: Out (Ankle), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston is giving up 112.5 points per game this year (ninth-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well on offense, scoring 117.7 points per contest (fourth-best). The Celtics are posting 120.9 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 114.3 points per contest. On offense, the Celtics have picked up their output slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 118.2 points per contest over that span compared to the 117.7 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

Boston is top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 15.8 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks sixth with a 37.7% shooting percentage from downtown. In terms of shot breakdown, the Celtics have taken 52.5% two-pointers (accounting for 62.2% of the team’s baskets) and 47.5% from beyond the arc (37.8%).

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What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

In 2022-23, Portland is 15th in the league on offense (114.9 points scored per game) and 18th defensively (115.6 points conceded). The Trail Blazers are scoring more points at home (119.6 per game) than on the road (110.4). While the Trail Blazers are averaging 114.9 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their last 10 games, tallying 116.2 a contest.

In 2022-23, Portland is eighth in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.2 per game) and eighth in 3-point percentage (37.5%). In 2022-23, the Trail Blazers have attempted 41.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 58.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 32.5% of the Trail Blazers’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 67.5% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Celtics, and we predict that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230.5 points.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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