Pick N Roll: Trail Blazers vs. Celtics

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To help you out, here are the eight questions for Wednesday’s NBA games, along with my breakdown and picks.

#1 Most Points by a Player

Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan

The Portland Trail Blazers are one of the worst defensive teams in the league, with their opponents average 114 points per game. That up-and-down pace allows Portland’s playmakers many chances to score and I can see Damian Lillard having a big scoring game today in Boston.

Pick: Damian Lillard

#2 Celtics Points vs. Trail Blazers

0-100, 101-108, 109-110, 111-114, 115-119, 120-124, 125+

When these two teams met last month the Celtics scored 116 points. I can see them scoring a little more than that today as the home team.

Pick : 120-124

#3 Trail Blazers Rebounds vs. Celtics

0-36, 37-40, 41-42, 43-44, 45-46, 47-50,51+

When these two teams met earlier this season the Trail Blazers grabbed 48 rebounds, who as a team are averaging 44 rebounds per game. I think they play closer to their season average tonight in Boston.

Pick: 45-46

#4 Total 3-Pointers Kings vs. Mavericks

0-21, 22-23, 24-25, 26-27, 28-29, 30+

The Mavericks and Kings both shoot a lot of three-pointers, and the Kings are known for taking ill-advised threes. This game will feature a lot of shots from deep; let’s see if they make them. Dallas needs this game as the Kings have beat them twice this season.

Pick: 30+

#5 Kings Points vs. Mavericks

0-104, 105-107, 108-114, 115-118. 119-121, 122-125, 126+

In a pair of meetings vs. the Dallas Mavericks this season, the Kings have scored a combined 234 points. If you average that out it comes up to 117.

Pick: 115-118

#6 76ers Rebounds vs. Spurs

0-38, 39-44, 45-46, 47-48, 49-51, 52-54, 55+

The Philadelphia 76ers are a top-10 rebounding team, with an average of 45 per game. And since the Spurs are a poor rebounding team on the offensive end, Philly should have a big day on the glass.

Pick: 55+

#7 Trail Blazers vs. Celtics Winner and Margin of Victory

This is a critical late-season game for both teams. The Celtics are a one-point home favorite and the last time these two teams met, the Celtics won by a point in Portland. Tonight’s game is the Trail Blazers’ fourth-straight road game. I think Boston wins another close one.

Pick: Boston by 3-Points

#8 76ers vs Spurs Winner and Margin of Victory

I’m sure the Spurs will put up a good fight vs. the Sixers this evening, but when it all comes down to it the 76ers are just a better team.

Pick: 76ers by 7-9 points

Source: Pick N Roll: Trail Blazers vs. Celtics

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