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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/17/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3-17-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/17/2021 – An unbalanced Eastern Conference game will take place as Boston Celtics take on Cleveland Cavaliers from Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland, Ohio. The Celtics are not holding the sixth position after their last defeat against the Utah Jazz. Cleveland Cavaliers remain at the 13th position as they continue to trail the Wizards. The Cavaliers will enter this game riding a four-game losing streak and they are up against a strong Celtics squad. The NBA daily line has predicted a winner for this anticipated game based on the odds and picks for each team.

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/17/2021

When: March 17, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio | NBC Sports Boston
Stream: NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/17/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -9 (-111) 219.5 o (-110) -500
Cleveland Cavaliers +9 (-111) 219.5 u (-110) +375
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Celtics are one game above the .500 mark as they hold a 20-19 record on the season. Boston is now behind the Charlotte Hornets in the fifth post and they need to make up for their last defeat. The Celtics lost against the Utah Jazz with a final score of 117-109. Jayson Tatum took the lead once again for the Celtics after scoring 29 points and going 12 for 24 with his attempts. Tatum also contributed six boards while Jaylen Brown contributed 28 points and seven assists in their losing effort.

Players to watch: J. Tatum SF 33 GP 33 GS 35.6 MIN 25.1 PTS 0.6 OR 6.4 DR 7 REB 4.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 2.5 TO 1.9 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.15 PER

J. Brown SG 35 GP 35 GS 33.8 MIN 24.3 PTS 1.1 OR 4.4 DR 5.5 REB 3.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.8 TO 2.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 20.41 PER

K. Walker PG 22 GP 22 GS 30 MIN 18 PTS 0.4 OR 3.3 DR 3.7 REB 4.5 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 1.3 PF 2 AST/TO 16.11 PER.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting

The Cleveland Cavaliers won just 14 games this season after dropping 25. Cleveland has a long way to go and they are way behind the .500 mark. In their last outing, the Cavs lost against Miami Heat with a final score of 113-98. Collin Sexton took the lead for the Cavaliers with 21 points after going seven for 17 with his shooting attempts. Larry Nance Jr. tossed in another 14 points with nine boards in their loss. The Cavaliers are up against another tough team in their conference play.

Players to watch: C. Sexton PG 33 GP 33 GS 36 MIN 23.7 PTS 0.7 OR 1.9 DR 2.6 REB 4.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 2.8 TO 2.8 PF 1.5 AST/TO 16.99 PER

A. Drummond C 25 GP 25 GS 28.9 MIN 17.5 PTS 4 OR 9.4 DR 13.5 REB 2.6 AST 1.6 STL 1.2 BLK 3.2 TO 2.8 PF 0.8 AST/TO 20.89 PER

D. Garland PG 29 GP 26 GS 32.8 MIN 15.9 PTS 0.5 OR 1.7 DR 2.2 REB 5.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.9 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 12.72 PER.

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/17/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 12 games.
Boston are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Boston are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games against Cleveland.
Celtics are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against Cleveland.
Boston are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
Boston are 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 11 games.
Cleveland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games against Boston.
Their total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing at home against Boston.
Cleveland are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games this season.
Cleveland are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Cavaliers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Cleveland are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in March.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Tristan Thompson C Quarantine is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Cleveland
Romeo Langford SG Wrist is out indefinitely

Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Love PF Calf is “?” Wednesday vs Boston
Andre Drummond C Possible Trade is out indefinitely
Matthew Dellavedova PG Appendectomy is out indefinitely
Taurean Prince SF Shoulder is “?” Wednesday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers
18-20-0 Against the Spread 15-23-0
21-17-0 Straight Up 15-22-1
112 Points per Game 103
111 Points Allowed per Game 112
46.94 Offensive FG% 44.95
75.78 Offensive FT% 72
37.48 Offensive 3PT% 33.97
46.63 Defensive FG% 48.05
79.75 Defensive FT% 77.18
36.36 Defensive 3PT% 39.56

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

The NBA latest betting spread is in favor of the Celtics to win this game and cover the spread. Boston holds the key as they have a stronger offensive and defensive balance. As for the Cavaliers, they need to work on their overall performance.

Moneyline: -500 is the ML set for the Celtics and +375 is the ML for the Cavs.

ATS: Boston Celtics -9 (-111), Cleveland Cavaliers +9 (-111).

TOTALs: Over 219.5 (-110) is the total for the Celtics and under 219.5 (-110) is the total for the Cavs.

Score Prediction: 115 – 105 Celtics