Cavaliers at Celtics - 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 +1.5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSOH, CSNN
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics meet Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a nice road win after splitting their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.4 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.8 points and 11 rebounds. Mo Williams is dishing 4.1 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost five of their last seven road games. J.R. Smith is questionable with an illness.
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The Boston Celtics look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 20.8 points and 6.7 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 16.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. Jared Sullinger is grabbing 9.8 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 3.8 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 17.6 turnovers per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last seven home games. R.J. Hunter is questionable with a hip injury.
The Cavaliers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Celtics are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Celtics are tough at home and continue to play great defense, but the Cavs are slowly but surely getting players back and still have LeBron who is still playing at a high level. With the low line and the rest, the Cavs have to be the pick here.