Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics 8/2/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
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Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics 8/2/2020 – The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off from a fantastic overtime victory and their road to clinch the last playoff spot continues with the Boston Celtics in their way. This match will happen this Sunday, August 2 at 3:330 pm Eastern Time and it will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena located inside “The Bubble” in Reunion, Florida. It will be ABC that will be the broadcast partner of this game and it will also be shown through live streaming at NBA League Pass and SofaScore. Despite the convincing win, the Portland Trail Blazers are considered by NBA Game Odds the underdogs to the much more established Boston Celtics.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics 8/2/2020
Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics 8/2/2020 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers won a teeth-grinding matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies in OT, 140-145. C.J. McCollum is the team’s leading scorer with 33 points along with six assists and two steals while Damian Lillard flirted with a double-double of 29 points, nine rebounds and five rebounds. Carmelo Anthony also had a good scoring night finishing with 21 points with seven rebounds and two steals but it was the returning Jusuf Nurkic starting at the center position to contribute huge 18 points, nine rebounds, six blocks, five assists and two steals. Gary Trent did 17 points off the bench as the Blazers outgunned the young Grizzlies.
Players to watch: Damian Lillard PG GP 59 GS 59 MIN 37 PTS 28.9 OR 0.5 DR 3.8 REB 4.3 AST 7.8 STL 1 BLK 0.4 TO 2.9 PF 1.7 AST/TO 2.7 PER 26.07
CJ McCollum SG GP 63 GS 63 MIN 36.1 PTS 22.7 OR 0.7 DR 3.4 REB 4.1 AST 4.3 STL 0.8 BLK 0.6 TO 1.9 PF 2.6 AST/TO 2.3 PER 17.65
Jusuf Nurkic C GP 1 GS 1 MIN 33 PTS 18 OR 2 DR 7 REB 9 AST 5 STL 2 BLK 6 TO 4 PF 6 AST/TO 1.3 PER 26.34.
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics were outlasted by the Milwaukee Bucks in their last game and lost by six points, 112-118. Marcus Smart led the scoring charge off the bench as he finished with 23 points along with four rebounds and three triples. Jaylen Brown followed it with 21 points and four rebounds while Gordon Hayward looked sharp with 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Daniel Theis had a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds but Kemba Walker seems off with 16 points in 19 minutes of gameplay. Jayson Tatum shot a miserable 2-18 from the field to just contribute 5 points in the game.
Players to Watch: Jayson Tatum PF GP 60 GS 60 MIN 34.6 PTS 23.3 OR 1 DR 6.1 REB 7.1 AST 3 STL 1.4 BLK 0.9 TO 2.2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 1.3 PER 19.99
Kemba Walker PG GP 51 GS 51 MIN 31.6 PTS 21.1 OR 0.6 DR 3.4 REB 4 AST 4.9 STL 0.9 BLK 0.5 TO 2.1 PF 1.5 AST/TO 2.3 PER 20.37
Jaylen Brown SG GP 51 GS 51 MIN 34 PTS 20.5 OR 1.1 DR 5.2 REB 6.3 AST 2.2 STL 1.1 BLK 0.3 TO 2.3 PF 3.1 AST/TO 0.9 PER 17.13.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics 8/2/2020 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Boston are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
T. Ariza SF (Personal) is out for season
No injuries to report.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Boston Celtics are seeking to get back to their winning ways and they scared the Milwaukee Bucks in their last match. It will be the Portland Trail Blazers coming in as the underdogs in this matchup as seen by Online Sportsbook. Boston is too cerebral and will have a good defensive plan to limit the Blazers to getting to their averages.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Blazers in this matchup is at +150 while the Celtics are at -170 being the favorites.
ATS: The margin between both teams for this game is four points as the Blazers are on the +4 while the Celtics are on the other end with -4.
TOTALs: It is 230 points on the total for this game as the Blazers the team going over while the Celtics are under.
Score Prediction: 113 – 108 Celtics