The Cleveland Cavaliers have just two ATS victories in their last seven games against the Boston Celtics but hold a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series with the teams set to meet in Game 3 of the best-of-seven set on Thursday night.
Cleveland beat Boston 99-91 but failed to cover the 9.5-point spread at home in Game 2 of the series on Tuesday night, turning in an UNDER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. The UNDER has now paid off on the totals in four of the last five games between the Cavs and Celtics.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sports bettors looking to pick the Boston Celtics as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 4-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bodog. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 204 for Thursday at shops such as MyBookie.
Computer Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 108-105 win for the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Celtics sit at 40-44 (50-34 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently 55-29 (41-43 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Boston is 43-40-1 OU and Cleveland is 34-49-1 OU. This season the Boston Celtics are 40-44 overall and 50-34 ATS against the number, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 55-29 and 41-43 ATS. As for the totals, Boston is 43-40-1 on the OU, and Cleveland is 34-49-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Cleveland injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Boston Celtics rated this week at No. 6 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sitting at No. 3.
How Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Stats Match Up
Offensively the game matches up Boston’s No. 14-ranked offense (101.23 PPG) against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 12 at 98.58 PPG. The Boston Celtics have averaged 44.25% from the field per game, less than the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed so far this NBA season (45.81% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Betting Odds Trends
Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Boston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games
Boston is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Boston, Sunday, April 26th