Cavs vs. Celtics Prediction

Will the Celtics pull off small upset vs. Cavs? NBA Predictions 3/1/17

Will the Celtics pull off the small upset versus the Cavaliers tonight at 8:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Celtics are 1-point home underdogs versus the Cavaliers while the over/under currently sits at 222 points. While the point spread hasn't moved off the original number, the over/under has dropped slightly from 222.5 down to 222.

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The Cavaliers enter play having won eight of their last 10 games and covered the point spread in seven of those 10 contests. That said, they're just 27-29 against the number on the season, including 11-15 against the spread on the road.

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The Celtics have won six of their last 10 games but are just 4-6 against the number during that same span. They're 30-28 at the betting window on the season but can't figure it out at home, going just 11-18 against the number in Boston.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Celtics are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games coming off a loss of more than 10 points. They're also 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and are 7-3-1 at the betting window in their last 11 games versus Central Division opponents. This is the perfect statement game for a Boston team that has climbed all the way up to second place in the East but has yet to prove it can beat the Cavs. I like the home team with something to prove tonight.


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