Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/30/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/30/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers (4-16) at Boston Celtics (11-10)

NBA Basketball: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -13.5 -- Over/Under: 209 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16 points and 2.1 assists while Collin Sexton is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Cedi Osman is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost nine of their last 10 road games.

The Boston Celtics also need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 22 points and 6.4 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 16.4 points and 6.6 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won four of their last six home games.

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The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic, 35-17 ATS in their last 52 Friday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The Celtics are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 10-3 in Cavaliers last 13 overall. The over is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 overall.

We know the Cleveland Cavaliers are god awful and have been getting beat up nearly every time they take the court. But the Boston Celtics aren't playing well enough to be throwing out double-digit chalk against anyone. The Celtics are outscoring teams by just 2.6 points in their last five games and are shooting just 43.6 percent from the field at home. The Boston Celtics are also just 1-5 ATS this season when favored by at least eight points. I don't want to be on the Cavs as much as you do, but I'm not eating this many points with the Celtics. It's points or pass for me.

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Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers +13.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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