Trail Blazers vs Celtics pick against the spread

Trail Blazers vs Celtics pick against the spread

The Boston Celtics did not have an enjoyable restart to the NBA season. They lost the opener to the Milwaukee Bucks behind some shady officiating and poor shooting. They look to get back on track when they go up against the Portland Trail Blazers. There is plenty that you need to know before making your Trail Blazers vs Celtics pick against the spread in this game.

Blazing for seeding

The Trail Blazers won the first game in the NBA return, but they still have work to do if they want to get into the NBA playoffs. They are off to a great start with an overtime win against the Memphis Grizzlies, but it won’t be easy against an angry Celtics team. Head coach Terry Stotts has told his team that this eight games leading up to the playoffs will be treated like playoff games. This will mean tighter rotations and a higher intensity. Despite the win in the first game, the Blazers allow 115.5 points to opponents and has been outscored by 1.5 points per game.

Shooting struggles for Celtics

It’s one game, but the Celtics did not shot well in the first game. They were 37-for-91 from the field and a miserable 11-for-37 from 3-point territory. All eyes were on Jason Tatum as he failed to produce with a 2-for-18 night producing a season-low five points from the floor. This has to improve in the future, because this team is better than they showed in the opener. Brad Stevens will have to get his team focused if they want to slow down the motivated Trail Blazers.

Trail Blazers vs Celtics pick against the spread

So who wins? The Celtics are the better team, but the Blazers are playing better. While a one-game sample size is too small to take seriously, the best bet is the better team. That team is the Boston Celtics. Boston will be able to run against Portland and they excel in fast break points ranking 5th in the NBA. The Celtics bounce back and Tatum gets back on track as they win and cover this number.

Bet on the Celtics(-4)