Cavs vs. Celtics NBA Prediction

Cavs vs. Celtics, 12/22/21 NBA Predictions & betting Odds

Despite winning eight of their last 10 games, the Cavs find themselves as underdogs in Boston on Wednesday night where they’ll take on the Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET. Is Cleveland a good bet to cover yet again?

Game Snapshot

561 Cleveland Cavs (+5.5) at 562 Boston Celtics (-5.5); o/u 205

7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA

TV: TNT

Cleveland Cavs DFS Notes

Ed Davis enters the NBA's health and safety protocols list and will not be available for Tuesday's game against the Celtics. Davis was potentially looking at a spot-start tonight with both Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen in quarantine, but instead, we might see Kevin Love get the start tonight and Luke Kornet should be able to get into the rotation. Both those guys make sense as DFS options, with Kornet being the riskier play.

Boston Celtics DFS Notes

Jayson Tatum produced 17 points on 5-of-14 shooting and chipped in nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks in Monday’s loss to the 76ers. Tatum had an uncharacteristic off-night in this one, failing to reach the 20-point plateau for the first time in 10 games. Fortunately for his fantasy managers, Tatum stuffed the stat sheet with a near double-double and four stocks. He'll look to get his scoring back on track when Boston faces Cleveland on Wednesday.

Cavs vs. Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

The Cavs have covered in 10 of their last 11 road games, are 24-5 against the number in their last 29 games overall and are 23-9 at the betting window in their last 32 games when playing on two days of rest. The Celtics, meanwhile, are just 4-9-1 against the spread in their last 14 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage of above .600.

NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVS +5.5

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