Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (15-7) at Boston Celtics (14-10)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +2 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers invade the TD Garden to battle the Boston Celtics tonight.
The Cavaliers were able to snap a three-game losing streak with a narrow win over the Trailblazers on Tuesday and they were able to make two in a row with a 111-76 blowout at Orlando. LeBron James led the way with 25 points and eight assists, Timofey Mozgov added 17 while James Jones had 15 as the Cavaliers broke the game open with a 14-1 run in the second quarter before pulling away to an easy win to improve to 15-7 on the season overall and 5-6 on the road where they have lost two of their last three.
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Meanwhile, the Celtics have won three of their last four and are coming into this game fresh off a hard-fought 98-93 win at Charlotte. Avery Bradley led the team in scoring with 23 points, Isaiah Thomas added 21 points and 13 assists while Jae Crowder had 16 points as the Celtics snapped the Hornets' four-game winning streak. I thought the Celtics would be due for a letdown after pushing the Warriors to double overtime the night before, but they played hard and improved to 14-10 on the season, 7-5 on the road and 4-1 in the second game of back to back sets this season.
In ATS trends, the Cavs are 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall, while the Celtics are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games against a team above .600 and 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games overall.
The Celtics have enjoyed plenty of success lately thanks to their underrated starting backcourt duo of Bradley and Thomas so I'm actually sticking with the boys from Boston to protect home court and earn the minor upset tonight.