Tatum, Celtics set for matchup against the Trail Blazers

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Boston Celtics (12-11, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (11-12, eighth in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Trail Blazers -1.5; over/under is 217

BOTTOM LINE: Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics play the Portland Trail Blazers. Tatum ranks 10th in the league averaging 24.9 points per game.

The Trail Blazers have gone 10-2 in home games. Portland ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 10.3 offensive rebounds per game led by Jusuf Nurkic averaging 2.6.

The Celtics have gone 6-7 away from home. Boston ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 10.3 offensive rebounds per game led by Robert Williams III averaging 3.8.

TOP PERFORMERS: Damian Lillard is averaging 21.5 points and 7.8 assists for the Trail Blazers. CJ McCollum is averaging 20.1 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

Tatum is averaging 24.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Celtics. Dennis Schroder is averaging 17.1 points and 3.8 assists over the past 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 5-5, averaging 108.6 points, 40.6 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points per game.

Celtics: 6-4, averaging 106.5 points, 47.0 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.5 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons: out (ankle), Norman Powell: day to day (quad), Damian Lillard: out (abdominal), Nassir Little: out (ankle).

Celtics: Jaylen Brown: out (hamstring), Romeo Langford: day to day (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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