- The Boston Celtics are favored to beat the Portland Trail Blazers at -180 odds.
- The Milwaukee Bucks have -200 odds to beat the Houston Rockets.
ORLANDO — NBA fans and bettors have a lot to look forward to on Sunday with two heavy-hitting games on today’s six-game schedule. The Portland Trail Blazers will be taking on the Boston Celtics at 3:30 p.m. EST while the Milwaukee Bucks will go up against the Houston Rockets at 8:30 p.m. EST.
Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds Breakdown
Looking at the Trail Blazers and Celtics matchup, legal sports betting sites have the Celtics are favored to win with -180 odds.
Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers Moneyline Odds
- Celtics -180
- Trail Blazers +160
Although the Celtics are favored to win, those bettors looking to take a riskier bet can do so on the Trail Blazers. Portland has proved that they are not to be messed with as they are still fighting for a playoff spot. They have the momentum on their side coming into this one as they are coming off a big win against the Memphis Grizzlies who are the current eighth seed in the Western Conference.
As for the Celtics, they suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Bucks in a game that looked like the Celtics were making a comeback after being down by almost 30 points at one point. Judging by their last outing, Boston’s backcourt just does not have what it takes to contain both Damien Lillard and CJ McCollum. Bettors can take a chance on the Blazers here for an opportunity at a great payout.
As for the spread, it is set at 4.5 points for this game with -110 odds on both sides. Boston has beaten the spread in four of their last five wins while in the Trail Blazers’ last five losses, they have also beaten the spread. In their first meeting of the season, the Celtics won the game and beat the spread at the same time. Bettors can take Boston’s side of the line with ease.
Looking at the total points in the game, the Over/Under is set at 230.5 points with -110 odds on both sides as of the line. The Under should be taken with no questions asked. In Portland’s last ten games they have hit the Over just five times while Boston has only seen the Over twice in their last ten games.
Something else to keep note of when betting on the Under is that in their first meeting of the season, the total points stayed under as well.
Milwaukee Bucks Vs. Houston Rockets Odds Breakdown
Those betting on the NBA this weekend will have their eyes set on this matchup. Going into this game, the Milwaukee Bucks are the heavier favorite and rightfully so as they lead the Eastern Conference and sit atop the NBA standings.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets Moneyline odds
- Bucks -200
- Rockets +170
Bettors should not take the risk on this game at all and bet on the Milwaukee Bucks by all means. These two have met once before during the first game of the season where the Bucks walked away with a 117-111 victory. Also backing up the Bucks odds are that they have the best record in the league right now sitting at 54-12 while the Rockets are far behind at 41-24. With that being said, bettors should not hesitate to bet on Milwaukee at all.
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points in favor of the Bucks but with -105 odds while the Rockets have heavier odds on the spread at -115.
The Bucks should have zero problems whatsoever in beating the spread because in their last five wins, the Bucks have beaten it all five times. As for the Rockets, in their last five losses, the spread was beaten just three times.
Something to keep in mind is that the Bucks will hit the ground running as the Rockets’ small-ball lineup will not be able to contain the Bucks explosiveness which could easily lead to double-digit margins at times.
The total for the game is a little higher than the early game today. It is set at 241 points with -110 odds on both sides of the line. In the Bucks last ten games, they have only beaten the Over mark two times while in the Rockets last ten games, they’ve only seen the Over just three times. Not to mention that in their first game, they did not even come remotely close to the Over mark. Bettors should play it safe here with the Under.
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