Portland Trailblazers vs Boston Celtics – NBA: Tonight, the Portland Trailblazers host the Boston Celtics at the Moda Center
On a match-up between two of the best teams of this NBA’s regular season.
The Trailblazers are fighting to stay in 3rd place in the West, that way escaping the Pelicans that got closer to the top of the conference with their recent streak of victories.
On the other side of the court will be the Boston Celtics, who will no longer have anything to gain or lose until the end of the regular season, since they will surely finish in 2nd place in the East at the end of this regular season.
The Blazers are in 3rd place of the West with a 44-27 record. Playing at home, the Blazers have 25 wins and 12 losses, having the best win-rate in the West playing at home.
On their last game, the Blazers have lost at home against the Houston Rockets, which stopped their streak of 13 consecutive victories in the league, with 9 of those 13 being played at home, and most of them being wins by 10 or more points.
The Blazers don’t have any important absences for this game against the Celtics.
The Celtics are in 2nd place in the East with 48 wins and 23 losses and they will hardly leave the 2nd place of the East since they have 6 more wins than the Cavaliers who are in 3rd place, and despite having some absences,
they have been able to put up a good fight against strong opponents, just like we saw on their excellent victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at home.
Portland Trailblazers vs Boston Celtics – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The Celtics, on the road, have 24 wins and 10 losses, being the 3rd team with the highest win-rate on the road in the NBA.
They are coming off a victory against the Thunder, and before that they had travelled to New Orleans where they had suffered a heavy 19-points loss, on a game where the margin was only increased in the 2nd half, when their lack of depth started to kick in.
Irving, Theis, Smart, Hayward and Jaylen Brown are confirmed absences for the Celtics.
Playing on home court, against the Celtics who are seriously weakened, I believe that the Trailblazers will be able to get the victory over the team from Boston here.