Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics - 3/4/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Boston Celtics (41-19) at Cleveland Cavaliers (17-44)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +1.5 -- Over/Under:
TV: NBSB, FSOH
The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The Boston Celtics need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 23.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 21.8 points and five assists. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last seven road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 106.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Colin Sexton is averaging 20.2 points and 2.8 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 17.4 points and 9.6 rebounds. Andre Drummond is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Garland is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last six home games.
The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Celtics last 7 overall. The over is 14-4 in Cavaliers last 18 home games. The Celtics are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Cleveland.
The Boston Celtics just had a rough loss last night to the Brooklyn Nets, and now they could be without Brown, Kemba and Tatum for this contest. There's a reason this line is so short. With that said, it's the Cavs at the end of the day, and even with the Celtics missing so many key players, they should be able to win this game. I'll lay the small line with the Celtics.