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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5/12/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5-12-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5/12/2021 – The Boston Celtics lost back-to-back games against the Miami Heat and wish to get back to their winning groove once again going to their next game.. This team heads on the road to battle the lottery-bound Cleveland Cavaliers this Wednesday, May 12. The Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio will be the venue and the game starts at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Bally Sports Ohio and NBC Sports Boston share the television rights and both feeds can be seen in NBA League Pass. The Boston Celtics are forecasted by NBA spreads to win this game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5/12/2021

When: May 12, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: Bally Sports Ohio | NBC Sports Boston
Stream: NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5/12/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -10 (-111) 216.5 o (-111) -600
Cleveland Cavaliers +10 (-111) 216.5 u (-111) +425
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics suffered another tough loss against the Miami Heat in their own home court with the score at 121-129. Kemba Walker has been trying to fill in the void left by Jaylen Brown and finished with 36 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four three-pointers. Jayson Tatum also had a good night with 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists while Evan Fournier was the third-best scorer for the team doing 20 points, eight assists, four rebounds and four three-pointers. Marcus Smart summed up the double-digit scorers with 10 points on 40% field goal shooting.

Players to watch: J. Tatum SF 61 GP 61 GS 35.9 MIN 26.3 PTS 0.8 OR 6.5 DR 7.3 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.2 PER

J. Brown SG 58 GP 58 GS 34.5 MIN 24.7 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.97 PER

K. Walker PG 42 GP 42 GS 31.7 MIN 18.9 PTS 0.4 OR 3.5 DR 3.9 REB 5 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 17.42 PER.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting

The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a free-fall and have lost ten consecutive games already. They are second to the last in the NBA Eastern Conference standings and are tied with the Orlando Magic for the lottery odds at 4th overall. The Indiana Pacers were their most recent opponents and lost by nine points, 102-111. Collin Sexton was the team’s best scorer doing 25 points, eight assists and five rebounds while Isaac Okoro tallied 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Dean Wade had a double-double as well with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jarrett Allen also had a good night with 12 points and nine boards.

Players to Watch: C. Sexton PG 57 GP 57 GS 35.6 MIN 24.4 PTS 1 OR 2.2 DR 3.2 REB 4.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.7 TO 2.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 18.04 PER

D. Garland PG 53 GP 50 GS 33.5 MIN 17.7 PTS 0.4 OR 2 DR 2.4 REB 6.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 3.1 TO 2.1 PF 2 AST/TO 14.4 PER

J. Allen C 48 GP 37 GS 30.1 MIN 13.3 PTS 3.1 OR 6.7 DR 9.8 REB 1.7 AST 0.5 STL 1.4 BLK 1.5 TO 1.5 PF 1.1 AST/TO 20.45 PER.

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 5/12/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

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

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games.
Cleveland are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 7 games against Boston.
Cleveland are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 7 games when playing at home against Boston.
Cleveland are 0-11 SU in their last 11 games this season.
Cleveland are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 11 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Cleveland are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played in May.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker PG Rest is OUT Wednesday vs Cleveland
Marcus Smart PG Calf is OUT Wednesday vs Cleveland
Jaylen Brown SF Wrist is out for season
Robert Williams PF Toe is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Love PF Calf is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Boston
Matthew Dellavedova PG Neck is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston
Larry Nance Jr. PF Thumb is out indefinitely
Taurean Prince SF Ankle is out for season
Isaiah Hartenstein PF Concussion is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston
Cedi Osman SF Ankle is “?” Wednesday vs Boston
Dylan Windler SF Knee is out indefinitely
Darius Garland PG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston
Lamar Stevens SF Concussion is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers
31-36-1 Against the Spread 24-44-1
36-32-0 Straight Up 31-36-2
113 Points per Game 104
111 Points Allowed per Game 112
46.8 Offensive FG% 44.96
77.79 Offensive FT% 74.27
37.46 Offensive 3PT% 33.77
46.43 Defensive FG% 48.56
78.62 Defensive FT% 77.79
37.49 Defensive 3PT% 38.34

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

The Cleveland Cavaliers are well off by losing this match to put themselves in a better position to get a good lottery pick. They are expected by the sportsbook to lose this game against the win-hungry Boston Celtics.

Moneyline: The Cavaliers in their home court are getting an ML of +425 while the Celtics as the favored team is at -600.

ATS: It is a very wide 10 points across the spread with the Celtics getting the -10 while the Cavaliers are on the other end with +10.

TOTALs: The given total for both teams to tough is pegged at 216.5 points with the Cavaliers going under and the Celtics are over.

Score Prediction: 119 – 101, Celtics