Boston vs Portland Pro Hoops Lines

Betting on Boston vs Portland Pro Hoops Lines

Written by on March 30, 2016

On Thursday, the Boston Celtics visit the Portland Trail Blazers in NBA online betting action. The Trail Blazers (39-36) are in second place in the Northwest Division and just beat the Sacramento Kings at home on Monday, 105-93. The Celtics (43-31) are in second place in the Atlantic Division and just got walloped in L.A. by the Clippers on Monday night, 114-90.

Betting on Boston Celtics vs Portland Trail Blazers Pro Hoops Lines

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 10:00pm ET Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR TV: CSNE, CSNW Radio: KPOJ 620 AM Rip City Radio Live Stream: NBA Odds: TBA

Why should you bet on the Celtics?

The Celtics barely escaped Phoenix with a close win before getting taken apart by the Clippers on Monday night. The Clippers went on a 22-8 run in the second quarter of that game and went into halftime up by 17 points. Jae Crowder (high ankle sprain) remains on the shelf, but this team needs to find some starch if they are going to have a favorable playoff seeding. Only a couple game separate #3 from #6 in the Eastern Conference standings right now, but the Celtics have shown that they can bounce back from tough situations. For this game, though, I wouldn’t take Boston unless I got a spread of eight or more.

Why should you put your money on Portland?

When Portland beat Sacramento the other night, they didn’t even need their starters to play the fourth quarter. Backup Allen Crabbe dropped 21 on the Kings as the Trail Blazers cruised to an easy win. Portland has won five straight at home, as well as 14 of their last 16. They were up 68-52 on Sacramento at halftime and knocked down 14 three-pointers during the game. This is a team that is firing on all cylinders offensively, while Boston appears to be struggling a bit on both ends of the floor lately.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Portland to continue the misery of the Celtics out west. I’m picking the Trail Blazers to win, 120-109.