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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 2 Betting Odds & Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith

While NBA betting online players weren’t surprised to see the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics pairing for the Eastern Conference Finals, they were shocked to see how Game 1 ended. Seeing Boston come out on the winning end of Game 1 wasn’t a complete bombshell. But seeing them beat the Cavs by 25 points certainly was. Will Tuesday’s 2 team parlay odds take Game 1’s results into account? Let’s find out.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics – Tuesday, May 15th   

Series: Game 2 || Boston Leads 1-0

When: 8:30 pm ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass

NBA Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cavaliers +1 (-110) 203½ (-110) -103
Celtics -1 (-110) 203½ (-110) -117
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Cleveland Cavaliers  

After a humbling outing in Game 1, the Cavaliers need a strong showing in Game 2 to keep the NBA betting online bookmakers on their side. By the looks of it, the odds are predicting a close contest for this evening’s action. What’s most surprising is the spread line, which is predicting a 1-point deficit despite the fact that Cleveland just lost by 25. But all in all, the Cavaliers still have LeBron James on their side of the battle. James has enough talent to piggyback this team through this series. However, if Boston can deliver the same level of teamwork that they did in Game 1, and maybe they’ll be even too much for LeBron to topple.

Players to Watch: LeBron James (32.7 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 9.0 apg), Kevin Love (14.9 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Kyle Korver (10.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Boston Celtics  

When Boston made the move to bring in Kyrie Irving, it wouldn’t have been that surprising to tell you that they would go on to make the Eastern Conference Finals. However, if someone had told you that they would do so despite the loss of Irving and Gordon Hayward to injury, you might have had a harder time believing that. But nevertheless, Boston has prevailed through a group effort. In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston had three players deliver performances of 20 or more points. Jayson Tatum wasn’t that far behind either with 16-points on the night. If the Celts can deliver that type of performance once again, they should be near impossible to beat.

Players to Watch: Jayson Tatum (18.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.2 apg), Jaylen Brown (17.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Terry Rozier (17.4 ppg, 5..5 rpg, 5.9 apg).

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Cleveland is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland
  • Boston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Cleveland
  • Boston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Picks

So which team should betting sportsbook players favor in Game 2 of this Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics championship series? Well, the even odds make either team a great option straight up. Boston showed plenty of strength in game 1 and taking them on the money line wouldn’t be a bad idea at all. That said, taking LeBron straight up in a conference finals is also a safe bet. Sign up today to make your Game 2 predictions!

Score Prediction: 104-98 Boston. The Celtics ride the home crowd to a 2-0 lead in the series. Boston will cover the spread and the TOTAL will be UNDER.

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