Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics 5/2/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics 5/2/2021 – These are two teams making a big push to improve their position in the NBA playoffs and both came off from impressive victories. It is the Portland Trail Blazers trying to stay unblemished in this NBA Eastern Conference run as they play the Boston Celtics this Sunday, May 2. The matchup will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts and it will be put on live television at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers have a good chance of enjoying the game through an online live stream. The Portland Trail Blazers are seen as the underdogs in NBA spreads for this game against the Boston Celtics.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics 5/2/2021
Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics 5/2/2021 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers are now on a three-game winning streak and their most recent victory was against the mighty Brooklyn Nets by 19 points, 128-109. This was a good bounce back for the Blazers since they were on a five-game losing streak before. Damian Lillard outclassed Kyrie Irving during their matchup doing 32 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and eight three-pointers. Jusuf Nurkic looks like his old self providing a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds. Norman Powell proved to be a good pick-up from the NBA trade deadline as he tallied 19 points.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 58 GP 58 GS 35.8 MIN 28.3 PTS 0.5 OR 3.7 DR 4.2 REB 7.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3.1 TO 1.6 PF 2.4 AST/TO 24.4 PER
C. McCollum SG 38 GP 38 GS 33.8 MIN 22.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3.4 DR 4.1 REB 4.7 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 2 PF 3.4 AST/TO 20.65 PER
N. Powell SF * 19 GP 19 GS 33.7 MIN 16.8 PTS 0.9 OR 2.1 DR 3.1 REB 1.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 2.3 PF 1.1 AST/TO 14.1 PER.
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics had a very impressive performance during their last game by taking a victory over the San Antonio Spurs in overtime, 143-140. This was their second consecutive win after losing three straight matches. Jayson Tatum made history by tallying 60 points along with eight rebounds, five assists and five three-pointers. Following his pursuit was Jaylen Brown but he had a tough night making just five field goals after taking 24 shots. He was able to finish with 17 points, five rebounds and four three-pointers. Tristan Thompson came off the bench doing 15 points.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum SF 57 GP 57 GS 35.9 MIN 26.4 PTS 0.8 OR 6.7 DR 7.5 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.6 TO 1.9 PF 1.7 AST/TO 21.17 PER
J. Brown SG 57 GP 57 GS 34.5 MIN 24.8 PTS 1.2 OR 4.7 DR 5.9 REB 3.4 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.2 AST/TO 20.21 PER
K. Walker PG 39 GP 39 GS 31.5 MIN 18.2 PTS 0.3 OR 3.6 DR 3.9 REB 5 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 16.67 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics 5/2/2021 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins PF Ankle is out for season
Kemba Walker PG Hip is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
These teams are in similar positions in their respective conferences and expect them to go all out. However, the Boston Celtics having the home-court advantage is given the upper hand in the top online sportsbook to win over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers.
Moneyline: The Trail Blazers are having an ML of +110 for this game while the Celtics at home are at -133.
ATS: It is just two points on the ATS for this matchup with the Trail Blazers given the +2 while the Celtics are on the other side with -2.
TOTALs: It is 231.5 points on the total between both teams with the Celtics going under and the Trail Blazers are over.
Score Prediction: 117 – 115, Celtics