Sports Betting Odds & NBA Basketball Expert Picks on Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
by Aengus Moorehead

Boston looks to End Winning Drought against Cleveland

Sports Betting Odds & NBA Basketball Expert Picks on Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers (25-12) vs
Boston Celtics (30-10)

Time: 8:00 PM ET
Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Watch on: ESPN, FS Ohio, NBCS Boston
Odds: Celtics -3½
Total O/U: 213½

The streaking Boston Celtics will attempt to maintain their winning ways and notch their fourth consecutive victory as they get ready to lock horns with the Cleveland Cavaliers in an Eastern conference showdown with the tilt set to be aired Wednesday night on ESPN at 8:00 p.m. ET and live from the TD Garden in Boston, MA.

This will be the second of three meetings between the two clubs this year with the Cavaliers prevailing in the first contest 102-99 on opening day with Lebron James leading the way with 29 points. The Cavaliers have historically owned the Celtics winning 14 of their last 17 confrontations including the playoffs in which they lost only once in eight games.

The Celtics, who are riding on a three-game winning streak, lead the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference by three games over the Toronto Raptors. They have lost only five home games in 21 contests this season. They enter this affair as a 3½-point favorite, according to BetOnline Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 213½ points.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
715 Cleveland
213
716 Boston
-2½
 
 
Cleveland Cavaliers
 
Boston Celtics
25-12
Won 1
102
12-24-1
110.51
107.35
3.16
3-15-1
9-9
18-18-1
10-8-1
8-10
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
Injuries
30-10
Won 3
99
24-14-2
103.45
98.50
4.95
11-8-2
13-6
20-19-1
12-9
8-10-1

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Betting Trends & Predictions

Cleveland:
Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road

Boston:
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Boston is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Boston is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games at home

The result:
While the Celtics enter this contest on a high with 3 straight wins, they have struggled against the Cavaliers and I believe they will continue to do so as Cleveland prevails on the road. Take Cleveland +3½ and the over 213½.

Aengus Moorehead NBA Predictions: Cleveland +3½
Total O/U:
Over 213½
NBA Record: 10-12-0   /   -3.20 Units in January

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