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    A pair of the NBA’s top scorers square off when Jayson Tatum (sixth, 30.3 PPG) and the Boston Celtics (45-21) host Damian Lillard (third, 32.4 PPG) and the Portland Trail Blazers (31-34) on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET on NBCS-BOS and ROOT Sports NW. The Celtics are 9.5-point favorites.

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    How do I watch Celtics vs. Trail Blazers

    • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBCS-BOS and ROOT Sports NW
    • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Arena: TD Garden

    Betting Lines for Boston vs. Portland

    Celtics vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Celtics -9.5

    Celtics Betting Stats & Information

    • The Celtics are 43-18 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 70.5% of those games).
    • Boston has a record of 8-5 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -462 or shorter (winning 61.5%).
    • The Celtics are 33-30-3 against the spread this season.
    • The Celtics are 8-8-1 against the spread when favored by 9.5 points or more this season.
    • Celtics games have gone over the point total in 35 out of 65 opportunities (53.8%).

    Portland Betting Stats & Info

    • The Trail Blazers have entered the game as underdogs 33 times this season and won 12, or 36.4%, of those games.
    • Portland has a record of 1-2 when it is set as the underdog by +365 or more by sportsbooks this season.
    • The Trail Blazers have put together a record of 31-33-1 against the spread this season.
    • In games they have played as 9.5-point underdogs or more, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 2-2.
    • Trail Blazers games have gone over the total 31 times this year.

    Celtics vs. Trail Blazers Season Stat Comparison

    Celtics Rank Celtics AVG Trail Blazers AVG Trail Blazers Rank
    4th 117.7 Points Scored 114.9 15th
    9th 112.5 Points Allowed 115.6 18th
    6th 45.2 Rebounds 41.1 26th
    22nd 9.7 Off. Rebounds 9.7 22nd
    2nd 15.8 3pt Made 13.2 8th
    7th 26.3 Assists 24.2 21st
    9th 13 Turnovers 13.8 19th

    Celtics vs. Trail Blazers Injury Updates

    Celtics

    Name Game Status Injury
    Robert Williams III Out Hamstring
    Payton Pritchard Questionable Ankle

    Trail Blazers

    Name Game Status Injury
    Jusuf Nurkic Questionable Calf
    Justise Winslow Out Ankle
    Ryan Arcidiacono Out Back
    Anfernee Simons Out Ankle

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Boston Celtics Leaders

    • Tatum accumulates 30.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, with 4.8 assists.
    • Marcus Smart contributes with 3.4 boards and 6.7 assists per game in addition to his 11.4 PPG scoring average.
    • Tatum leads active Celtics in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Portland Trail Blazers Leaders

    • Lillard averages 32.4 points per game, while also grabbing 4.6 rebounds and dishing out 7.2 assists per game.
    • Drew Eubanks averages 6.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
    • Lillard is the top scorer from deep for the Trail Blazers (among active players), hitting 4.3 threes per game.

    Recent Performance

    Celtics

    Celtics Last Five Games
    Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Celtics Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
    3/6/2023 Cavaliers 118-114 No Away +7.5 218 232 -287 Playoffs Yes Over
    3/5/2023 Knicks 131-129 Yes Home -6.5 225.5 -279 227 Playoffs No Over
    3/3/2023 Nets 115-105 Yes Home -10.5 227 -558 416 Playoffs No Under
    3/1/2023 Cavaliers 117-113 Yes Home -5 219 -202 168 Playoffs No Over
    2/27/2023 Knicks 109-94 Yes Away -2 224.5 -130 109 Playoffs No Under

    Trail Blazers

    Trail Blazers Last Five Games
    Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Trail Blazers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
    3/6/2023 Pistons 110-104 Yes Away -4.5 230 -195 163 Playoffs Yes Under
    3/5/2023 Magic 122-119 No Away +2.5 230.5 117 -139 Playoffs Yes Over
    3/3/2023 Hawks 129-111 No Away +8 242 252 -315 Playoffs No Under
    3/1/2023 Pelicans 121-110 Yes Home -3 234.5 -149 127 Playoffs No Under
    2/28/2023 Warriors 123-105 No Away +4.5 234.5 158 -187 Playoffs No Under
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