Celtics vs. Cavaliers Prediction
Will the Boston Celtics bounce back and earn a lopsided win on the road against the Cavaliers tonight at 7PM ET?
555 Boston Celtics vs. 556 Cleveland Cavaliers
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7PM ET – Quicken Loans Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Cavaliers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 216.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Celtics falling behind
Boston has dropped four straight games coming into tonight, including a 115-96 loss at home to the Spurs on Sunday. They are in the fifth spot in the East right now, 2 games behind Indiana for the fourth spot. The Celtics are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games. Boston is 43-31 on the season, 17-19 on the road, 35-38-1 against the spread and 41-33 with the over.
The Celtics are giving up just 108 points per game this season while allowing 44.9 points per game. Offensively, Boston is putting up 112.5 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the floor. The Celtics will be short handed tonight as Kyrie Irving is out for rest while Al Horford and Jayson Tatum are both questionable to play due to injuries. Irving has been leading the team with 23.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game. Tatum averages 15.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
Cavs lose two straight, but covering
Cleveland is coming off a 127-105 loss at Milwaukee on Sunday. The Cavs have dropped two straight, but are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five. Cleveland is 19-55 overall, 13-25 at home, 35-37-2 against the spread and 38-35-1 with the over.
The Cavaliers are struggling on both sides of the floor. Offensively, Cleveland ranks 29th, averaging 104.4 points per game while shooting just 44.2 percent from the field. Defensively, Cleveland is giving up 113.5 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 49 percent. Kevin Love is averaging 17.9 points and 11.4 rebounds per game to lead the team while Jordan Clarkson is adding 17.0 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Celtics are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games playing on 1 day of rest and 1-6 ATS in their last seven after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Cavs have covered the spread in five straight home games and in seven straight Tuesday games.
The Celtics are not playing well and clearly not at 100 percent. The expectation is that Tatum will not be playing tonight, so not having Irving and Tatum is a major loss for the Celtics tonight. Cleveland certainly has nothing to play for, but the Cavaliers are playing respectable right now. With the game being at home, I would expect the Cavs to keep this close.
NBA Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers +6.5