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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Trail Blazers vs. Celtics on Sunday

We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday’s matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics.

Jusuf Nurkic of the Portland Trail Blazers drives to the basket during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 25, 2021 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images

The Portland Trail Blazers will take on the Boston Celtics in an interconference matchup on Sunday. Both teams are looking to make late-season surges to avoid play in games once the postseason rolls around, also every win counts. Let’s go over the best betting options on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of tip-off.

Trail Blazers vs. Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV

Pick ATS: Trail Blazers +1.5

Portland has rattled off three wins in a row as it looks to avoid a play-in game and has a good chance to extend its winning streak. The Celtics have been up and down all year and rode a 60-point outburst from Jayson Tatum to overcome a 29-point deficit against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Kemba Walker (oblique) has been ruled out of Sunday’s game and Jaylen Brown (ankle) is questionable, so the Celtics’ offense will be at a massive disadvantage if two of their starters end up being inactive.

Player Prop: Jusuf Nurkic O3.5 assists (+112)

Nurkic is averaging 3.2 assists per game and was able to work his way back into shape last month after missing a hefty number of games with a wrist injury. Portland’s starting center recorded at least four assists in nine of his 13 appearances in April. The Trail Blazers’ last two blowout wins limited his exposure, but this matchup is expected to be much more competitive than his last pair.

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