Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s clash on NBA TV. The Boston Celtics look for their 3rd win in a row as they take on the shorthanded Cleveland Cavaliers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Who would have thought that when the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers played the Cavaliers would be the ones with a better record? Well, that’s how currently things stand as the Celtics try to improve on their 6-6 record. They were able to take care of business against the Bucks last night, although it took them overtime and Giannis did not play for the defending champions. Jaylen Brown once again didn’t play, but Dennis Schroder showed up with 38 points and carried the load. Bettors have loved the C’s in November, they’ve covered the spread in 5 games straight and have gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
One other team bettors have loved this season are the Cleveland Cavaliers who have covered the spread in 10 of 13 games and in their last 7 overall. They are also on a streak of 5 wins in their last 6 games, however they lost their starting point guard Collin Sexton to a meniscus injury for the entire season just 2 games ago. Beating the Pistons was nice, but now the real tests are coming and we’ll finally see how much they will miss him. Ricky Rubio is one guy who needs to step up in his place, despite the flashy performance at MSG the other night, I’m just not sure if he is that guy at this stage of his career. For some odd reason the Cavaliers hate playing on Saturdays, they’ve dropped 6 of their last 7 games played on that day.
Even though both teams have played last night and both will be shorthanded coming into this game, Boston has the upper hand when it comes to experience and individual talent. Looking at head-to-head meetings the Celtics have won 9 of the last 11 games between them. Give me Boston to cover here.
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Celtics -2.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Normally we see an influx in points between two teams on a 2nd night of a back-to-back. I expect this to be the case here, the Celtics game against Milwaukee even went to overtime so they could be fatigued slightly more. Even though they’ve been without the services of Jaylen Brown for quite some time now, the Celtics have put up reasonable numbers over their last 3 games offensively. If those reasons alone aren’t enough to back the over, then there’s more. In 7 of the last 10 meetings the total went over and the two teams have combined for 220.8 points per game. Boston is shooting close to 50% in their last 10 vs the Cavs, which is really encouraging here. Both teams went over the 100 point mark in 4 of the last 5 meetings and the three meetings last season averaged 222.3 points per game with 2 of them going over the total. Give me the points in this one.
Over 202.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365