Celtics vs. Cavaliers Prediction
The Cleveland Cavaliers are facing a must-win situation at home tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Can Cleveland keep its season alive with a victory while also covering the spread as the favorite?
Friday, May 25, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena at 8:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Cavaliers are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 202 points. As of Friday morning, 53 percent of public bets are siding with host Cleveland. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Celtics hold serve at home
The home team has won all five games in this series with Boston taking a 3-2 series lead Wednesday night with a 96-83 victory at TD Garden. The Celtics led 32-19 after one quarter of play and held on the rest of the way. Rookie Jayson Tatum put together another outstanding effort with a team-best 24 points to go with seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocked shots. Jaylen Brown contributed 17 points, three rebounds and two assists. Al Horford had 15 points and 12 boards. Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart each scored 13 off the bench.
James, Love only two in double figures
Cleveland small forward LeBron James scored a game-high 26 points in Game 5, while adding 10 rebounds and five assists. He shot 11-of-22 from the floor. Power forward Kevin Love added 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. No one else on the Cavs scored in double figures with small forward Jeff Green and shooting guard Jordan Clarkson both putting in eight off the bench. As a team, Cleveland shot only 31-of-74 from the floor including 9-of-34 from 3-point range.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 5-0 in the last five Celtics games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
Cleveland is 4-0 ATS in its last four home games versus a team with a road winning percentage above .500. The under is 5-1 in the last six Cavs games following a straight up loss.
The home team has not only won straight up through five games but also covered the spread each time. Let's keep it simple and stick with that formula. This is also LeBron we are talking about, so he's going to do everything in his power to make sure Cleveland's season doesn't end tonight. Bet on the Cavs to win comfortably.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -7