Cavs vs. Celtics Prediction & Odds
A pair of teams that have won seven of their last 10 games, respectively, will clash in Boston when the Celtics host the Cavs at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Will Boston cover as a home favorite or are the Cavs the better bet?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
527 Cleveland Cavs (+6) at 528 Boston Celtics (-6)
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 1, 2023
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Cavs vs. Celtics Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 65% of public bettors are currently backing the Celtics when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Cleveland Cavs DFS Spin
Darius Garland accounted for 18 points (6-of-12 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), three rebounds, 11 assists, two blocks, and three 3-pointers in Sunday's 118-93 win over the Raptors. Garland, who played 34 minutes in Sunday's rout, recorded his 16th double-double of the season and first since February 2 vs. Memphis. He shot the ball well during the three-game losing streak that Cleveland ended on Sunday, averaging 27.3 points, 1.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.3 steals, and 2.7 3-pointers, making 52.8% of his field-goal attempts. But the struggles of a few teammates hurt Garland in the assist category, which was not the case against Toronto. He and the Cavaliers will only play two games in Week 19, beginning Wednesday against the East-leading Celtics.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Jayson Tatum shot 6-of-18 from the floor and finished with 14 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, a steal and four turnovers before getting ejected late in the fourth quarter of Monday’s loss to New York. Tatum struggled with his shot mightily in this one, though he made up for it somewhat with useful counting stats. He didn’t get to finish the game, however, after receiving his first career ejection. With just under four minutes to play, Josh Hart drilled a corner three to put the Knicks up 14, and Tatum had some words for the referee, who tee’d him up for his second tech of the night and the ejection. Hart’s reaction was comical, and the New York faithful at MSG gave an uproarious cheer as Tatum was tossed. Tatum and his teammates host Cleveland on Wednesday, where they’ll look for a bounce-back effort.
Cavs vs. Celtics NBA Betting Trends
Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game
Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 vs. a team with a winning straight up record
Under is 7-1 in Cavaliers last 8 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points
Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Boston
Cavs vs. Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Cavs are just 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games in Boston, while the Celtics are 4-0 against the number in their last four home games. Boston is also 14-3 at the betting window in its last 17 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600, is 7-2 against the spread in its last nine games overall and has covered in five of its last six games playing on one day of rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -6