Celtics vs. Cavs Prediction & Odds
The Cavs and Celtics will square off on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. ET from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH.
Will the Cavs cover as 3.5-point home favorites or is there a better bet on the board?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
521 Boston Celtics (+3.5) at 522 Cleveland Cavs (-3.5); o/u 218.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 6, 2023
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH
Celtics vs. Cavs Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page shows that 57% of public bets are on the Cavs in this contest. These public betting figures are subject to change, however, so be sure to click on the link provided to get the most up-to-date NBA public betting information.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Jayson Tatum shot 12-of-30 from the field and 10-of-12 from the foul line in Sunday's 131-129 loss to the Knicks, scoring 40 points with 11 rebounds, six assists, and six 3-pointers in 49 minutes. Tatum's biggest issue o Sunday was the 3-pointer, as his six makes came on 17 attempts. Those struggles weren't enough to keep him from scoring at least 40 points in a game for the 10th time this season, however. For the season, Tatum is ranked ninth in 9-cat (head-to-head), per-game value, and he's been an even better asset in points leagues. If there's a concern for Week 20, it's the schedule, especially in the aftermath of Sunday's game. The Celtics play in Cleveland Monday night, and it's possible that some of the high-usage guys could be in for an injury management night. If so, that would make Week 20 a two-game week for any player given Monday night off.
Cleveland Cavs DFS Spin
Donovan Mitchell (sprained finger, left hand) is questionable for Monday's game against the Celtics. Mitchell injured his finger during the third quarter of Saturday's win over the Pistons. While he was considered probable to return at that point, there was no need for the Cavs to go back to Mitchell with the game being a blowout. Should he not be able to play Monday night, Caris LeVert would step up to fill the resulting void in the starting lineup.
Celtics vs. Cavs NBA Betting Trends
Under is 18-7-1 in Celtics last 26 road games
Over is 16-4-1 in Celtics last 21 games playing on 0 days rest
Over is 5-2 in Cavaliers last 7 overall
Over is 17-5 in Cavaliers last 22 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Celtics vs. Cavs NBA Prediction:
The Cavs are 10-1-1 against the spread in their last 12 home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600, are 5-2 against the number in their last seven home games and are 9-4 at the betting window in their last 13 games overall. On the other side, the Celtics are just 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games on Monday and are 1-4 against the number in their last five games overall.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVS -3.5