Cavs-Celtics Odds

One second round series is set in the 2010 NBA Playoffs as the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Bet the 2010 NBA Playoffs

In this matchup, the top-seeded Cavaliers are a strong favorite to win the series over the fourth-seeded Celtics.

Oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com have given Cleveland a betting line of -500 to win this series while Boston has been given a +400 line.

Cleveland has won one conference title in franchise history, which came in 2007, but Cleveland has never won the NBA title. The Cavaliers are an impressive 35-6 at home this season, which is the best home record in the NBA. Cleveland was also 26-15 on the road, which was the second most wins of any team in the league. The Cavaliers won the Central Division by 15 games over Milwaukee as they finished 61-21 on the year. Cleveland was 38-14 against Eastern Conference opponents. Cleveland defeated Chicago 4-1 in the opening round of the playoffs. LeBron James injured his right arm during the series, but he expects to play against the Celtics.

Boston has won 17 NBA titles in franchise history, with the last coming in 2008. The Celtics also own 20 Eastern Conference crowns. Boston was 50-32 this season to win the Atlantic Division. The Celtics were only 24-17 at home but had a 26-15 record on the road, which ties Cleveland for the best road record. The Celtics were 33-19 against conference opponents. The Celtics defeated Miami 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs. The Celtics won three of the games by nine points or more.

The first game of the Cavaliers vs. Celtics series begins on Saturday, May 1. For a complete list of odds to win the series, see below.

2010 NBA Playoffs First Round Series Odds:

Cleveland Cavaliers -500

Boston Celtics +400

Cavaliers vs. Celtics Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 1 at Cleveland, TBA on TNT

Monday, May 3 at Cleveland, TBA on TNT

TBA at Boston

TBA at   Boston

*TBA at Cleveland

*TBA at Boston

*TBA at Cleveland

*If Necessary

Bet the 2010 NBA Playoffs

Posted: 4/28/10 8:17PM ET

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