Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/17/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
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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
Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/17/2021 Betting Odds
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
Boston are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
Cleveland are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games.
Tristan Thompson C Quarantine is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Cleveland
Kevin Love PF Calf is “?” Wednesday vs Boston
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