Celtics at Cavaliers - 3/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (23-34) at Cleveland Cavaliers (37-24)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -12 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSOH
The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Tuesday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 101.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and are allowing 102.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.8 points and 5.8 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14 points and 2.9 rebounds. Tyler Zeller is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Brandon Bass is shooting 47.8 percent. The Boston Celtics are still just one out of a playoff spot in the East despite all the issues they’ve gone through during the season. However, the Celtics are just 9-18 SU on the road and are allowing teams to shoot 45 percent from the field in their last five games. Kelly Olynyk is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after winning four of their last six games. On the season, the Cavs are averaging 102.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 98.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.2 points and 7.2 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.7 points and 5.2 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and J.R. Smith is shooting 40.8 percent from the field. The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to play qualit defense and force tough shots, as they’re allowing 41.5 percent shooting in their last five games. Although the Cavs have lost back-to-back games, they have won 11 straight games on their home court. Irving is probable to return despite a shoulder injury.
The Celtics are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland and the home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Although the Celtics continue to show pride and fight each and every night, the Cavs have been nothing but money ATS on their home court. Hard to bet against Cleveland at home right now. Look for a Cavs blowout.