Cavaliers vs. Celtics - 3/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (37-25) at Cleveland Cavaliers (43-17)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -7 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSOH
The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers square off Saturday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Boston Celtics look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 106.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.6 points and 6.7 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.3 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.4 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last eight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 97.2 points and 44.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.9 points and 6.6 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 19 points and 2.8 rebounds. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 1.5 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Celtics are 38-14-1 ATS in their last 53 games playing on 0 days rest and 22-8 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games. The Cavaliers are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Celtics recently already won in Cleveland, and they've been playing lights out ball as of late. I'm not sure Boston can win again, but this many points and a team as solid as the Celtics are hard to pass up.