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Beginning at seven o’clock Eastern Time, the second game of the first-round series between the Celtics and the Cavaliers will begin at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics are the favorites by 13.5 points and currently have a 1-0 lead in the series.

The over/under for this game is 212 points, and the money line odds for the Cavaliers are +641 while the odds for the Celtics are -987. ESPN is the network that is showing the game on television.

Because of the outstanding play of Jaylen Brown and Derrick White, the Celtics were able to defeat the Cavaliers by a score of 120-95 in the most recent basketball game of this series.

With Brown scoring 32 points and White contributing 25, the Celtics were able to limit the Cavaliers to a shooting percentage of 41.1% from the field. 211 points was the over/under for this game, and the teams scored a total of 215 points, which was barely above the over/under.

The Cavaliers were only able to score 15 and 18 points, respectively, thanks to the exceptionally good defense that Boston displayed in the second and fourth quarters of the game.

A victory by the Celtics by 25 points was sufficient to cover the spread, despite the fact that they were 12.5 point favorites coming into the game. At the end of the game, Donovan Mitchell had scored 33 points.

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Odds

Here are the Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting odds:

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS +13.5 +600 Over 212
BOSTON CELTICS -13.5 -900 Under 212

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Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Prediction

Read our Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting prediction. Please take a look at our predictions for this NBA game, which include winning and covering the spread.

  • The Cavaliers have a 48-34 advantage over the Boston Celtics.
  • The effective field goal percentage for Cleveland is 55%, which places them in the fourteenth spot.
  • The Cavaliers are hoping to recover from their defeat at the hands of the Celtics.
  • At this point in time, the Celtics have a record of 64-18.
  • The defense of Boston yields 108.1 points per game on average.
  • Last time out, the Celtics defeated the Cavaliers by a score of 120-95.

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Prediction: Cleveland

Here is the Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting prediction for Cleveland.

In today’s matchup between the Cavaliers and the Celtics, the favorites are 13.5 points. This season, Cleveland has a record of 11-22 as an underdog, and they have lost their previous ten games as an underdog.

The most recent game that the Cavaliers played was a loss against the Celtics by a score of 120-95. Additionally, they were down by 12.5 points in the game. Over the course of this season, Cleveland has a record of 41-47 against the spread, with a road record of 19-24.

Over the course of this season, the Cavaliers have a record of 45-44-1, with both of their most recent games going over the total. The over/under for today is determined to be 212, which is lower than their season average of 220.7 points per game.

The Cavaliers now hold the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 48 victories and 34 losses. Their lone competitor in their division is the Milwaukee Bucks, who are currently in second place. The Cavaliers have a record of 31-21 against other basketball teams from the Eastern Conference and 17-13 against teams from the Western Conference.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a record of 22-23 on the road this season, with a scoring differential of -1.3 points per game on average (on average). Their range is from 19 to 24, which is significantly higher than the road spread.

Over the course of his most recent five games, Donovan Mitchell has produced an average of 33.6 points per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. His average point total for the season was 26.6 points per game. Unfortunately, Caris LeVert’s three-point shooting percentage is only 32.5%, despite the fact that he averages 14 points a game this season.

When the game begins, Cleveland will be playing with the 23rd top scoring offense in the NBA. On average, they score 112.6 points in each game that they play. The Cavaliers have scored less points than their season average in 67.1% of the games they have played up to this point in the season. A total of 42.7% of their games have resulted in them scoring more than the average for the league.

Before tonight’s game against the Boston Celtics, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a sixth-best scoring defense in the National Basketball Association, allowing 109.6 points per game. They have improved even further in the five games that came before, and they finished tenth in the league with averaging 106.4 points per game against their opponents.

The Cavaliers, who are now ranked fourth in the NBA, have been the target of opponents who have shot 46.2% from the field thus far this season. In their most recent five games, they have prevented their opponents from shooting from the field at a rate of 44.8%.

In the past five games, the Cavaliers have had a difficult time improving their defensive performance, particularly at the free throw line. They have ranked 26th in the NBA in terms of the number of free throws they have allowed per game during that time period.

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Prediction: Boston

Here is the Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting prediction for Boston.

When it comes to the home-and-home series between the Cavaliers and the Celtics, the Celtics are 13.5 point favorites to win. There have been four consecutive games in which Boston has won as a favorite, and they have been favorites in 84 of the 82 games that they have played this season.

With an average scoring margin of +12.4 points per game, Boston has a 44-36 record against the spread over the course of this season as a favorite. The average scoring differential for their home games is +15.4 points, and they have a home record of 25-18 against the spread.

The Celtics were 12.5-point favorites to win their most recent game against the Cavaliers, which they did by a score of 120-95. A total of 211 points was the over/under for the game.

With a record of 46-41-1 and an average of 227.9 points scored per game, the Celtics have a record of over/under for this season. The average number of points that are above or under for their games is 227.6.

In terms of total record, Boston has the best record in the Eastern Conference (64-18). It is 41-11 versus teams from the Eastern Conference, and it is 23-7 against teams from other conferences. With a record of 46-38 against the spread, the Celtics are now in third place in the Eastern Conference. They have won four games in a row.

Over the course of this season, the Celtics have averaged 120.6 points per game, making them the second best scoring club in the NBA. Even better, they have scored an average of 122.3 points per game while they are playing at home. Boston is the team that leads the league in both the number of three-pointers attempted and the number of three-pointers made per game, with 42.5 and 16.5 respectively.

The previous five games that Jaylen Brown has played in have resulted in him scoring an average of 25.8 points per game and shooting 55.1% from downtown.
Averaging 1.6 three-pointers per game, Jayson Tatum had a shooting percentage of 28.6% and had a shooting percentage. Over the course of this time period, he managed to rack up 10.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game! Over the course of his most recent five games, Derrick White has scored a total of 23.4 points with an average of 4.8 three-pointers per game.

During the current NBA season, the Boston Celtics have excelled as one of the league’s greatest defensive teams. The average number of points they have allowed per game is 108.1, which is the third-lowest in the league. Their performance at home has been even more impressive, as they have only allowed 106.9 points per game, which is the fourth lowest in the NBA.

The Celtics have been particularly successful when they are attempting to make free throws. With only 17 made free throws allowed per game, they have the fewest made free throws allowed in the league. They have allowed only 10.6 made free throws per game, which is an even better performance than they have shown in the previous five games.

When it comes to defense, Boston’s three-point defense has been about average, with opponents hitting 34.6% from beyond the arc. However, they have done a satisfactory job of suppressing three-pointers, as they have only allowed 36.6 per game, which is the 23rd fewest in the National Basketball Association.

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Trends

Here are the Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting trends:


  • In 79 games played so far this season, Boston has been the favorite, and they have won 63 of them (79.7%).
  • Out of the 14 games that Boston has played this year, they have won 12 of them with a moneyline of -909 or higher.
  • Boston has a 90.1% probability of winning this match, according to the moneyline that the oddsmakers have set for it.
  • Being a moneyline underdog, Cleveland has a record of 11-18, which is equivalent to a 37.9% winning percentage.
  • The Cleveland Browns have never been the underdog in a moneyline wager of +613 or higher.
  • Taking the moneyline wager on this encounter, Cleveland has a 14% chance of coming out on top.

Against the Spread

  • The Cavaliers allow an average of 110.2 points per game, while the Celtics score an average of 120.6 points per game.
  • When scoring more than 110.2 points, Boston has a record of 40-21-3 against the spread and 57-7 overall.
  • When they score more than 109.2 points, Cleveland has a record of 32-20-1 against the spread and 38-15 overall.
  • In games where they allow fewer than 112.6 points, Boston has a record of 36-12-3 against the spread and 47-4 overall.
  • According to the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Cavaliers allow the seventh-highest point total (110.2) in games, while the Celtics are the second-highest scoring club in the league (120.6 PPG).
  • In the National Basketball Association, Cleveland’s offense is ranked 20th with 112.6 points per game, while Boston’s defense is ranked ninth with 109. 2.
  • During the course of this season, the Cavaliers outscored their opponents by 198 points (2.4 per game), while the Celtics outscored their opponents by 930 points overall (11.4 per game on average).


  • When compared to the implied total from Thursday’s game, the average implied point total for Boston this season is 6.1 points higher than the implied total.
  • Over the course of this season, Boston has scored more than 113 points in 63 games.
  • The season-average implied point total for Cleveland this season is 114.4, which is 14.4 points higher than the implied total for the team in this game, which is 100.

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Pick

Free Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Pick: Cavs Spread

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