Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s game in the NBA. With 10 wins in their last 12 games, the Cleveland Cavaliers head to Boston to take on the Celtics who have dropped 2 of their last 3 at home. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Cleveland had a game at Atlanta on Monday, but it got postponed due to the Hawks having difficulties putting a team together because of a covid outbreak on the team. With 6 wins on the bounce the momentum is on the Cavs side here and they’ll be well rested for tonight’s game as they haven’t played in 4 days. The Cavs aren’t immune to covid problems themselves, they currently have 8 players in health and safety protocols, so it’ll be interesting to see who they line up for tonight’s game. Cleveland is the best team in the NBA if you are a betting man. They’ve covered in 14 games in a row and are 12-2-1 ATS in 15 road games this season.
A total of 7 Boston players are also in health and safety protocols. They are coming off a 5-point home loss to Philadelphia over the weekend, despite having Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Dennis Schroder all at their disposal. Brown dropped 30 in that game, but his backcourt teammate Tatum struggled shooting only 5-for-14 from the field. Schroder also finished the game with just 8 points, if the Celtics want to get anything out of tonight’s game those 2 will have to step up big time. It’s been an average season so far if you ask most Celtics fans, but at home they have been solid winning 8 of their last 11 games. Plus, they have a flawless 5-0 SU record vs the Cavs in their last 5 at TD Garden.
The Cavs have been hit far worse by the health and safety protocols, Boston has their 3 main stars available so I’d give them the slight edge at home here. They’ve exchanged wins and losses over their last 5 games and coming off a defeat in their previous game it’s time for a win tonight. Give me the Celtics to cover.
Boston Celtics – Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions & Odds
Boston -5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Pace wise these two teams rank in the bottom half of the NBA. Boston is only 27th averaging 97.9 possessions per game, while the Cavaliers are 15th with 99.6 per game. Celtics just love going under the total when facing teams from the Eastern Conference, this has happened in 9 of their last 12 such games. Same goes for the Cavaliers with the under cashing in 5 of their last 6 games. In head-to-head meetings both teams have averaged under 100 points in the last 3 games, so it’s no surprise the under has landed in all 3 of those games. With covid concerns among both teams, I think we are in for a slower paced game here which should result in less opportunities to score for both teams. These two have combined for 24-38 on the O/U for the season, I think that trend continues tonight so I would advise backing the under.
Under 211.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365