Cavaliers vs. Celtics - 2/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (29-22) at Cleveland Cavaliers (35-13)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -7 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSOH
The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Boston Celtics hope to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 104.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Isiah Thomas is averaging 21.4 points and 6.6 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Marcus Smart is dishing three 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 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers hope for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.9 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 17.2 points and four assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.6 rebounds and Mo Williams is dishing 3.1 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 12 home games. Matthew Dellavedova is questionable with a hamstring injury.
The Celtics are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 Friday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Cavs usually bounce back well from bad losses, and the Celtics have been real shaky on the road. I like the Cavs to win this game by double digits.