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Trail Blazers vs Celtics 8/2/20 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Boston Bruins vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds & Info

Game Boston Bruins vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date & Time Sunday August 2, 2020, 3:30 PM (EDT)
Location
ESPN Wide World of Sports Orlando, FL
Latest odds
BOS -4.5 ; Total 228.5
TV Channel
abc

On Sunday, the Portland Trail Blazers will play the Boston Celtics in the second of eight seeding games for both. Portland defeated Memphis 140-135 in overtime in its first game returning back from the covid-19 Hiatus. CJ McCollum led the Trail Blazers with 33 points and teamed up with backcourt mate Damian Lillard to score 11 of the Trailblazers 16 points during the extra period. Yusuf Nurkic scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds for Portland.

Damian Lillard is leading Portland in scoring and assists with averages of 28.9 points and 7.8 assists per game. The fourth leading scorer and leading rebounder is Hassan Whiteside with averages of 16.1 points and 14.1 rebounds per game. CJ McCollum is the second leading scorer for the Trailblazers with an average of 22.7 points per game.

Boston returned to action on Friday night with a 119-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Celtics guard Marcus Smart drew what the Celtics thought was a charging foul against Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo but the call was overturned leaving a bad taste in the mouth of the Celtics players and coaches. Smart led the Celtics in scoring with 23 points while Jaylen Brown chipped in with 22.

Jayson Tatum is the leading scorer for Boston with an average of 23.2 points per game, while Enes Kanter is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.6 per game and Kemba Walker is the leader in assists with an average of 4.9 per game. Jaylen Brown and Walker are both averaging over 20 points per game giving Boston three players with averages of 20 points or more per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Portland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Trailblazers last 7
  • Boston is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Celtics last 6

Free NBA Pick:

Boston Celtics -4.5

Boston played exceptionally well in its opening game of the NBA restart losing by just seven points to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics played well despite a poor performance from high scorer Jayson Tatum. Portland has failed to cover the number in four his last six head-to-head with Boston. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win and cover ATS 113-106.

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