Cavaliers vs. Celtics - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (36-42) at Cleveland Cavaliers (51-27)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSOH
The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers play Friday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 101.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and are allowing 101.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 19.7 points and 5.3 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 13.9 points and 3.2 rebounds. Brandon Bass is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Kelly Olynyk is dishing 1.8 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 46.8 percent in their last five games and have won seven of their last 10 games when topping 100 points. The Celtics need a win in order to get closer to locking up one of the last playoffs spots in the East.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to build on their four-game winning streak. On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 103.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 22 points and 5.2 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 16.4 points and 10 rebounds. J.R. Smith is dishing 2.5 assists and Timofey Mozgov is grabbing seven rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 94.6 points in their last five games and have won 11 straight games when allowing less than 100 points. The Cavs have the second seed in the East wrapped up and are ready for the playoffs to begin. LeBron James is doubtful due to rest.
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 vs. NBA Central. The Cavaliers are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland and the home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Even without LeBron, the Cavs are the far better team here and haven't lost a home game in forever. Take the Cavs to keep rolling.