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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/4/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3-4-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/4/2020 – The Boston Celtics visit the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday with NBA best bets picking the former to prevail. This is despite Boston struggling as of late, dropping their last two assignments. However, the Cavaliers are not doing that good either. They have lost three games in a row and it appears that a fourth one is on the way. A win means more to the Celtics as they give chase to the Toronto Raptors.

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/4/2020

When: March 4, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: FOX SPORTS OHIO
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/4/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -1.5 (-110) 215.5 o (-110) -125

Cleveland Cavaliers
+1.5 (-110) 215.5 u (-110) +105
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics have run into bad luck as of late, dropping their last assignment to the Houston Rockets in overtime. However, their fortunes should change against the cellar-dwelling Cavs who are going through the motions of finishing the season. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum lead the Celtics offensive which is averaging 113.4 points per game. Their defense could need some improvement, allowing teams to score 114.9 points per contest.

Players to watch: J. Brown SG 49 GP 49 GS 34 MIN 20.4 PTS 1.1 OR 5.3 DR 6.4 REB 2.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 17.14 PER

G. Hayward SF 42 GP 42 GS 33.6 MIN 17.1 PTS 1 OR 5.6 DR 6.6 REB 4.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 1.7 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.99 PER

M. Smart PG 48 GP 34 GS 32.1 MIN 12.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3 DR 3.7 REB 4.9 AST 1.7 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 2.6 PF 3 AST/TO 13.99 PER

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting

The Cleveland Cavaliers are fading once more, losing three games in a row. Injuries to some players are not helping, meaning Collin Sexton and Kevin Love will have to step up. Cleveland is good for 106.6 points per game but their defense needs improvement. They are allowing 114.9 points per game, something they cannot afford against the Cavs.

Players to Watch: C. Sexton PG 60 GP 60 GS 32.4 MIN 20 PTS 1 OR 2.1 DR 3.1 REB 2.8 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.3 TO 2.2 PF 1.3 AST/TO 15.92 PER

K. Love PF 51 GP 51 GS 31.3 MIN 17.3 PTS 0.9 OR 8.8 DR 9.6 REB 3.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.5 TO 1.5 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.96 PER

D. Garland PG 59 GP 59 GS 30.9 MIN 12.3 PTS 0.5 OR 1.4 DR 1.9 REB 3.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 2.6 TO 1.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 8.63 PER

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/4/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games.
Boston are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games.
Celtics are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against Cleveland.
Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
Boston are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games this season.
Boston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games.
Cleveland are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games against Boston.
Cleveland are 3-14 SU in their last 17 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.
Cleveland are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cleveland’s last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Cleveland are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Cleveland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in March.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker PG Rest is OUT Wednesday vs Cleveland
Marcus Smart PG Possible Suspension is “?” Wednesday vs Cleveland
Jaylen Brown SF Hamstring is “?” Wednesday vs Cleveland
Jayson Tatum SF Illness is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers

Tristan Thompson C Knee is “?” Wednesday vs Boston
Andre Drummond C Calf is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston
Dante Exum PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Alfonzo McKinnie PF Plantar Fasciitis is “?” Wednesday vs Boston
Dylan Windler SF Leg is out for season
Darius Garland PG Groin is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers
36-22 Against the Spread 27-31
28-30 Straight Up 33-27
113 Points per Game 106
106 Points Allowed per Game 114
46.38 Offensive FG% 45.61
80.2 Offensive FT% 76.08
36.7 Offensive 3PT% 35.08
44.13 Defensive FG% 48.96
76.01 Defensive FT% 76.24
34.31 Defensive 3PT% 37.3

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

Despite being the visiting team, the Celtics are seen by best NBA bets today to win over the Cavaliers. Boston needs the win more as they try to narrow the gap with the Raptors. They are 1.5 games behind and a win could get them closer.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Celtics for this game is at -125 while the Cavaliers are at +105 at home.

ATS: -1.5 is given to the Celtics across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Cavaliers with +1.5.

TOTALs: 215.5 is the given total for this match with the Celtics going over and the Cavaliers the team under.

Score Prediction: 116 – 103 Celtics