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Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday’s Game 3 Betting Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 3 Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics have shocked the NBA basketball betting world buy taking a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference Championship series against the Cavs. So in this weekend’s Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup, LeBron James & Co. will be looking to use their home field advantage to tie the series up. What kind of matchup will Saturday’s sports parlay odds predict?

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – Saturday, May 19th   

Series: Game 3 || Boston Leads 2-0

When: 8:30 pm ET

Where: Quickens Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass

NBA Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Celtics +6½ (-110) 205 (-110) +240
Cavaliers -6½ (-110) 205 (-110) -280
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Boston Celtics  

The Celtics didn’t exactly get off to a fast start in this year’s postseason. Opening up their playoff action against the Milwaukee Bucks, it took Boston all 7 games to get to the next round. But against the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston looked much better, eliminating Philadelphia while only giving up one loss. And now, against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston is undefeated at home. Granted, beating the Cavs in Cleveland is an entirely different affair. But nevertheless, Boston has looked great against Cleveland, beating them decisively in both Games 1 and 2. Heading into Cleveland, the NBA basketball betting odds are pegging Boston as a pretty big underdog.

Players to Watch: Jayson Tatum (18.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.1 apg), Jaylen Brown (17.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Terry Rozier (17.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.6 apg).

Cleveland Cavaliers

No need to beat around the bush; the Cavs need to win Game 3. Not just because a 3-0 deficit would spell disaster for the club, but they need to unequivocally prove that they can beat Boston at home. The Cavaliers didn’t come close to beating Boston in the first two games. And while the home court advantage gives them an undeniable upper hand, they’ll need to turn their play around as well. Ultimately the Cavaliers will have a few days rest to try and get these problems sorted out. We’ll find out Saturday if that rest is enough to plug this sinking ship.

Players to Watch: LeBron James (33.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 9.2 apg), Kevin Love (15.5 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Kyle Korver (10.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.0 apg).

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Boston is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
  • Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Boston
  • Cleveland is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing Boston
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland’s last 12 games at home
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks

So which team should top sportsbook players favor in this Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup? Obviously the odds think that taking the Cavaliers at home is the better option. But going off of Boston’s performance in Games 1 & 2, it might be better to stick with Boston. The Celtics have pummeled the Cavaliers in both games, and the odds make them a great option this weekend. Sign up today to get in on this mouth-watering action!

Score Prediction: 112-110 Boston. The Celtics shock the world in Cleveland to take a 3-0 lead in the series.  

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