Celtics vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 17, 2023

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The Boston Celtics (48-22) are 5.5-point favorites in a matchup against with the Portland Trail Blazers (31-38) on March 17, 2023, when two of the NBA’s biggest stars — the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum and the Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard — will hit the floor at Moda Center. The matchup has a 234 point total.

How to bet Celtics vs. Trail Blazers

Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -219 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +183 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234 points.

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Celtics vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center

Celtics vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

In the Celtics’ 70 games this year, they have 35 wins against the spread. Boston has been the favorite in 65 games this season and has come away with the win 46 times (70.8%) in those contests. The Celtics have gone over the point total in 52.2% of their opportunities this year (36 times over 69 games with a set point total).

The Trail Blazers are 32-36-1 against the spread this year. Portland has gone 12-24 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games). The Trail Blazers have eclipsed the over/under 49.3% of the time this year (34 of 69 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Celtics Leaders
Jayson Tatum 65 30.1 9 4.7 1 0.8 3.3
Jaylen Brown 58 26.8 6.9 3.3 1.2 0.4 2.5
Malcolm Brogdon 59 14.7 4.2 3.6 0.6 0.3 2
Derrick White 70 12 3.4 3.9 0.7 0.9 1.7
Marcus Smart 53 11.3 3.3 6.4 1.5 0.4 1.8

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Damian Lillard 55 32.3 4.7 7.3 0.9 0.3 4.3
Anfernee Simons 60 21.2 2.6 4.1 0.7 0.2 3.5
Jerami Grant 63 20.5 4.5 2.4 0.8 0.8 2.3
Jusuf Nurkic 49 13.2 9.1 2.9 0.8 0.8 0.8
Cameron Reddish 34 10.2 2.2 1.6 1 0.3 1.3
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Celtics vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report

Trail Blazers: Jerami Grant: Out (Quadricep), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Damian Lillard: Probable (Calf), Nassir Little: Out (Illness), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston sports a top-five offense this season, ranking fourth-best in the league with 117.5 points per game. At the other end, it ranks seventh with 112.2 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Celtics have fared better at home this season, posting 120.7 points per game, compared to 114.4 per game away from home. On the offensive side of the ball, the Celtics have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 113.1 points per contest over that span compared to the 117.5 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

Boston ranks top-five this season in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 15.8 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks sixth with a 37.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Of the shots taken by the Celtics in 2022-23, 52.4% of them have been two-pointers (62.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 47.6% have been threes (37.8%).

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What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

At 114.4 points scored per game and 115.9 points allowed, Portland is 15th in the league on offense and 19th on defense. In 2022-23 the Trail Blazers are averaging 9.1 more points per game at home (119.2) than away (110.1). The Trail Blazers are scoring 111.8 points per contest over their previous 10 games, which is 2.6 fewer points than their average for the season (114.4).

Portland makes 13.2 3-pointers per game and shoots 37.3% from beyond the arc, ranking eighth and eighth, respectively, in the NBA. The Trail Blazers attempt 41.9% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 32.6% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 58.1% of their shots, with 67.4% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Celtics, and we predict that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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