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Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 5/13/24 NBA Betting Picks

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 5/13/24The Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers are set for a pivotal Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. With the series currently tied at 1-1, this match-up is crucial for both teams looking to gain an edge. The Celtics, boasting a strong 64-18 season record, face off against the Cavaliers, who have held their own with a respectable 48-34 record. This game, set for Monday, May 13, 2024, at 7:00 PM ET at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, promises intense action and is a must-watch for fans seeking free NBA Semifinals predictions.

When:Monday, May 13, 2024, at 7:00 PM ET
Where:Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Stream:NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 5/13/24
-8.5 -110
O 205.5 -110
+8.5 -110
U 206 -110
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The specific betting odds are yet to be determined, but given the current standings and performance trends, we anticipate a tightly contested spread with potential edge leaning slightly towards the Celtics. However, considering their struggles on the road against the Cavaliers historically, it may be a closer call than the season records suggest.

Jaylen Brown (SG) vs. Donovan Mitchell (SG)

Jaylen Brown is a great Celtics regular-season performer, consistently chalking up 23.6 points a game over 7 playoff performances. He scores well and draws 6 rebounds per game, allowing him to take a central stage in the Boston team’s attack. Nevertheless, the 2.6 turnovers per game are evidence which could be used by the Cavaliers in their attempt to expose a weakness.

Donovan Mitchell unlike his other counterparts has been remarkable as the Cavs, he has averaged 29.2 points through nine playoffs’ match games. The same is for his playmaking skill as well – almost 5 assists per game, while his higher turnover of 3.1 must be addressed by the strong defensive team of Celtics.

When these two guards compete it is a fight of Brown’s effectiveness and shooting against Mitchell’s offensive verve and talent. Besides Mitchell’s capacity to carry the ball himself and make assists to his teammate, the Cavs have variety, but the defense of Brown will be a key factor in minimizing Mitchell.

Celtics’ Strategic Prowess

The Celtics are not just superstars’ vehicles, but they are a team with strong chemistry that reflects in their performance statistics. They average 107.6 points per game, with a .46.8% shooting accuracy, and they demonstrate how capable they are at scoring effectively. Moreover, another advantage is that they can award themselves an average of 35.7 boards per game and thus control the rhythm and the duration of the match, depriving the contending teams of the counter opportunities.

Cavaliers Home Court Advantage

Such a performance gap negatively affects the Cavaliers at other venues, stating them with an 8-1 home wins record in their last 9 games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The sufficient but inadequate average of 98.2 points per game and a 44.9% field goal percentage does not signify their aptitude to develop into formidable opponents in their home arena.


Boston Celtics Betting Trends

Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston’s last 20 games.
Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Boston are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Cleveland.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games on the road.
Boston are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends

Cleveland are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 9 games against Boston.
Cleveland are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Cleveland are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Cleveland are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.


Boston Celtics

Kristaps Porzingis PF Is out indefinitely, Calf

Cleveland Cavaliers

Jarrett Allen C Is “?” Monday vs Boston, Ribs
Donovan Mitchell PG Is “?” Monday vs Boston, Calf
Ty Jerome PG Is out indefinitely, Ankle
Craig Porter Jr. PG Is out indefinitely, Ankle

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

Analyzing both teams’ strengths and recent performances, this game could likely lean towards a high-scoring affair, with both teams having trends that favor the OVER. Given the Celtics’ overall superior season and playoff performance but acknowledging their road game struggles, particularly in Cleveland, this game presents a high-risk, high-reward scenario for bettors.

For those looking into top-tier online betting options, considering a prop bet on either Jaylen Brown or Donovan Mitchell to score over their average might be a savvy move, given the high stakes of this game. Also, despite Boston’s strong record, Cleveland’s formidable home performance cannot be overlooked, making them a tempting pick, especially if they get favorable odds. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Celtics 108, Cavaliers 105.