Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers: August 2, 2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 3, 2020

Sunday’s matchup (August 2, 2020) between the Boston Celtics (43-22) and the Portland Trail Blazers (30-37) sees the Celtics as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is 230.5 points for the game. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two squads is one of six games on the docket in the NBA for the day.

Betting Information

Celtics vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -4.5 -110 -110 230.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Celtics vs Trail Blazers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Celtics (-4.5) Under (230.5) Celtics 118 Trail Blazers 107

Head to Head

Boston has a 1-0 record in head-to-head matchups with Portland this year. The Celtics have an advantage against the spread as well (1-0) when squaring off against the Trail Blazers.

Celtics vs Trail Blazers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
2/25/2020 Celtics -7 222.5 -283 230 118-106 BOS

Celtics Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Boston has been strong this season, posting a 37-24-4 record.
  • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Celtics have fared well against the spread, putting up an 18-14-2 record.
  • Boston and its opponents have converted the over just 31 times in 65 (47.7%) games this season.

Trail Blazers Betting Information

  • In most of Portland’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (37 out of 67 games, 55.2%).
  • Portland has covered the spread in less than half of its outings, going 29-36-2 ATS.
  • When they are 4.5-point underdogs, the Trail Blazers have a record ATS of 9-14-1.

Over/Under Analysis

Celtics vs Trail Blazers Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Celtics 17 26.2% 113 227 107 222.5 220
Trail Blazers 33 49.3% 114 227 115.5 222.5 229.6

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics scoring 23.3 points per game.
  • Enes Kanter paces Boston with 7.6 rebounds a game and Kemba Walker leads the squad with 4.9 assists per matchup.
  • Walker is the top three-point shooter for the Celtics, connecting on 3.3 per game.
  • Boston’s blocks leader is Daniel Theis, who records 1.3 per game. Marcus Smart leads the team averaging 1.6 steals an outing.

Trail Blazers Leaders

  • Damian Lillard takes the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assist lists, tallying 28.9 points and 7.8 assists per game.
  • Hassan Whiteside’s 14.1 rebounds per game paces Portland’s rebounding effort. He also adds 16.1 points per game.
  • Portland’s Lillard has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.0 per game and Whiteside is first in blocks with 3.0 per game.
  • Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.9 made threes per game.

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