Celtics vs. Trail Blazers NBA Preview (3/11/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 11, 2024 - Last Updated on March 13, 2024
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Celtics vs. Blazers Preview

The Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics take on the Portland Trail Blazers in an NBA showdown on Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET from Moda Center in Portland. Both teams are coming off wins last time out. The game will air on NBA TV.

Celtics vs. Trail Blazers pregame odds

According to the latest NBA odds, the Celtics are a heavy road favorite for their first meeting of the season with the Blazers. Boston has a record of 20-11 in road games for the season to date, while Portland is 10-22 at home. Current odds for tonight’s game from Massachusetts online sportsbooks are as follows:

  • DraftKingsCeltics -9.5, over/under 217.0
  • FanDuelCeltics -9.5, over/under 217.5
  • CaesarsCeltics -9.5, over/under 217.0
  • BetMGMCeltics -9.5, over/under 217.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Celtics vs. Blazers. 

Celtics vs. Trail Blazers projected starting lineups

Celtics starting lineup

PG: Jrue Holiday (game-time decision)
SG: Derrick White (game-time decision)
SF: Jaylen Brown (game-time decision)
PF: Jayson Tatum (game-time decision)
C: Al Horford

Trail Blazers starting lineup

PG: Scoot Henderson
SG: Anfernee Simons
SF: Jerami Grant (game-time decision)
PF: Toumani Camara
C: Deandre Ayton

Projected starting lineups for each team are provided by Sportsdata.  

Celtics vs. Trail Blazers injuries

The Celtics have several players listed as game-time decisions for tonight’s game. As far as players sitting, center Kristaps Porzingis (hamstring) will be out for the Celtics, and forward Jabari Walker (hip) will miss another game for Portland.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Boston Celtics team stats

Boston leads the Eastern Conference — and all of the NBA — with a record of 49-14, including an 8-2 mark in their last 10 games. The Celtics lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers followed by another defeat to the Denver Nuggets. Last time out, Boston notched a 117-107 win over the Phoenix Suns. Jayson Tatum led the way with 29 points, including five of nine from 3-point range. The Celtics odds still have them as the favorites to win the NBA Finals. Here are the season stats for Boston so far:

  • Points per game: 120.7 (4th)
  • Points allowed per game: 109.8 (5th)
  • Rebounds per game: 47.2 (1st)
  • Assists per game: 26.4 (16th)
  • FG%: 48.5 (9th)
  • 3PT%: 38.5 (4th)

Portland Trail Blazers team stats

The Trail Blazers enter this game with a record of 18-45, placing them next to last in the Western Conference. They picked up a 128-118 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors last time out, one of two overtime wins in a 10-game stretch that has seen the team go 3-7. Deandre Ayton had 30 points and 19 rebounds in the win. Here are the key stats for Portland as a team this season:

  • Points per game: 108.1 (28th)
  • Points allowed per game: 16.0 (17th)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.0 (25th)
  • Assists per game: 23.0 (30th)
  • FG%: 44.1 (29th)
  • 3PT%: 35.3 (25th)

Player stats for Celtics vs. Trail Blazers

Boston Celtics leaders

The Celtics are coming off a big road win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday thanks to strong outings from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Boston got the win over the Trail Blazers and now plays the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. Here are the top Celtics players from their most recent game:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 29 PTS, 10 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 27 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Luke Kornet (C): 14 PTS, 6 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Derrick White (SG): 10 PTS, 5 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • Payton Pritchard (PG): 10 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST

As one of the top-scoring teams in the NBA, Boston has three players averaging 20 points per game or more. Here are the Celtics season leaders:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 26.9 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 22.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 3.7 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 20.4 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.0 APG
  • Derrick White (SG): 15.1 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 12.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 4.8 APG

Trail Blazers leaders

Victories have been hard to come by this season for Portland. So, for the Trail Blazers to claim a 10-point overtime win on Saturday over the Toronto Raptors was a promising sight. Here are the Trail Blazers’ leaders from their most recent game:

  • Deandre Ayton (C): 30 PTS, 19 RBS, 1 AST
  • Dalano Banton (G): 25 PTS, 7 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Anfernee Simons (SG): 23 PTS, 4 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Toumani Camara (F): 18 PTS, 12 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Matisse Thybulle (SG): 13 PTS, 4 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Scoot Henderson (G): 13 PTS, 1 RB, 5 ASTS

Here are the season’s top Trail Blazers going into tonight’s game:

  • Anfernee Simons (SG): 22.9 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 5.5 APG
  • Jerami Grant (SF): 21.1 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.8 APG
  • Shaedon Sharpe (SG): 15.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.9 APG
  • Malcolm Brogdon (PG): 15.7 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 5.5 APG
  • Deandre Ayton (C): 14.7 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 1.7 APG
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