Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 2/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (32-22) at Boston Celtics (40-17)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 109.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.4 points and 8.9 assists while Jeff Green is averaging 10.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. Kyle Korver is dishing 1.2 assists and JR Smith is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Boston Celtics look for a statement win after winning five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.7 points and five assists while Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jayson Tatum is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last eight home games.
The Cavaliers are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 road games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 15-36-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Boston Celtics to me are the team to beat in the East, and they show up when playing the big boys, as we've seen against the Cavs twice and against the Golden State Warriors. Everybody seems to be back on the Cleveland Cavaliers bandwagon, but we have yet to see how they're going to play with a new roster. It takes time to gell as a team, and I have little confidence Lue is the coach who can pull this off with the playoffs right around the corner. I still don't beleive in the Cavaliers untill they prove me wrong. The Celtics will treat this as a statement game and get the job done, covering the reasonable number.