Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM (TD Garden)

Boston Celtics -13.5 . Total 216.0 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the road for a clash with the Boston Celtics.  The Cavaliers are (5-17), after falling to the Philadelphia 76ers, 141 to 94.  The Celtics are (16-5), coming off a 108-95 win over the Denver Nuggets.

In the Cavaliers loss to the 76ers, Cleveland was led on offense by Darius Garland.  Garland connected on 7 of 20 attempts from the floor, registering 17 points.  The Cavaliers shot 37% from the floor and 25% from 3-point range.  The Cavaliers were dominated by the 76ers in the paint, being out scored, 82 to 52 in the game.  Cleveland never led in the game and trailed by as many as 53 points.

In the Celtics win over the Nuggets, Boston was guided throughout the game by Jayson Tatum.  Tatum converted on 10 of 19 from the floor, making both foul shots, totaling 26 points, while also pulling down 7 rebounds, and adding 5 assists.  The Celtics shot 54% from the floor and 37% from distance.  Boston was out rebounded, 53 to 44.  The Celtics never trailed in the game, leading by as many as 23 points.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Cavaliers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss.

Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.

The over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 road games.

Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Celtics are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

The under is 8-3 in Celtics last 11 overall.

The Cavaliers have lost 6 in a row and 9 of their last 10 games.  The Celtics have won 3 in a row and have won 5 of their last 6 contests.  The Celtics are 9-0 at home, while the Cavaliers have struggled on the road, going 2-8.  The Celtics have a top 3 scoring defense, going up against a Cavaliers offense that ranks 29th in offensive production.  I'll side with the Celtics, as the Cavaliers are going in the wrong direction.  Final score prediction, Celtics will win and cover, 112-97.    

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