Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 6 Betting Preview & Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Although they had the home court advantage once again, few NBA sports betting players could’ve predicted the outcome of Game 5 of the Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Eastern Conference Finals series. After all, the Cavs had just won back-to-back matchups and came in with a ton of momentum. But as some NBA pundits pointed out, an exhausted LeBron James was unable to keep up with Boston’s offense. Will we witness something similar in Game 6? Let’s take a look at Friday’s NBA parlay odds to find out.
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – Friday, May 25th
Series: Game 6 || Boston Leads 3-2
When: 8:30 pm ET
Where: Quickens Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Stream: Watch ESPN
NBA Sports Betting Odds:
Before this Eastern Conference Finals series kicked off, several pundits on Boston’s side claimed that the Celtics could in fact beat Cleveland. All things considered, not too many people bought the hype. But heading into tonight’s matchup, it’s clear that Boston could be punching their ticket to the NBA Finals. Naturally LeBron James & Co. are massive betting favorites at home. However, Boston brings enough momentum into this matchup to deliver a road upset. After all, LeBron looked rather winded in Game 5. Will the age-old veteran really have rested that much on one night off?
Players to Watch: Jayson Tatum (18.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.9 apg), Jaylen Brown (17.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Terry Rozier (16.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 5.8 apg).
The heat is on and the Cavs need to perform lest they get eliminated. Game 5 was a poor outing for nearly all of Cleveland. James had a decent night, as usual, as he put up 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. Second behind him was Kevin Love who delivered 14 points, 2 assists and 7 rebounds. But after those two, no other player for Cleveland broke 10 points on the night. Tristan Thompson delivered 1 point off of 26 minutes of play time, George Hill put up 7 on 30 minutes and Jr. Smith only put up 2 despite playing 26 minutes as well. If that starting unit puts up that kind of performance, the Cavs will be watching the Finals on their sofas.
Players to Watch: LeBron James (33.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 8.8 apg), Kevin Love (14.8 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Kyle Korver (10.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.9 apg).
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Predictions
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks
So which team should top sportsbook bettors take in this Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup? Well taking Boston on the money line can be quite lucrative this evening. Nevertheless, the odds make Cleveland the safer pick. However, there’re plenty of reasons to stick with Boston this evening. Sign up today to get in on this NBA postseason action!
Score Prediction: 102-100 Boston. The Cavs give it all they have but the Celtics get the upset on the road.