The TD Garden plays host to a matchup between the Boston Celtics (44-18) and Cleveland Cavaliers (39-25) on Wednesday. The Boston Celtics enter the game seeded second in the Eastern Conference, two spots ahead of the fourth-placed Cleveland Cavaliers. Both teams look to make a deep run in the playoffs and have put together solid rosters. With the amount of talent on both sides, this will surely be an entertaining matchup for basketball fans.
Boston Celtics VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting expert picks
Boston Celtics VS Cleveland Cavaliers Moneyline
Take the Boston Celtics to win (1.40) on the moneyline.
Despite losing 109-94 to the New York Knicks last time, the Boston Celtics are expected to bounce back. The hosts are the moneyline favorites to win, with -250 odds available for a home win. These low odds are likely because of their four-game winning streak at the TD Garden. The Cleveland Cavaliers are seen as the weaker team with odds of +210. Although they got a victory in their last match, they have had difficulty away from home lately, losing two consecutive road games.
Wednesday’s game is a perfect get-right spot for the Boston Celtics, who will be looking to send a message after their loss last game against the New York Knicks.
Boston Celtics VS Cleveland Cavaliers Spread
Take the Boston Celtics -5.5 (1.87) to cover the spread.
The Boston Celtics are the 5.5-point favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. They were victorious in four out of their last five home encounters in this series. The average margin of victory was 20.5 points.
At the TD Garden, the Boston Celtics have covered the spread in five of their last six games. Their home record this season is 18-13 ATS. The hosts are 6-4 ATS from their past ten games at TD Garden, going 7-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have failed to cover the spread in their last two road games. Their away record is 14-17 ATS this season. The visitors have gone 6-4 ATS in their last ten matches, while their record from their last ten road trips is 5-5 ATS.
Boston Celtics VS Cleveland Cavaliers Total
Go for Total over 225.5 (1.91)
Judging by a points average of 219.5 points from the last ten matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 218 and 222 points for the latest encounter between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Boston Celtics are 30-31 O/U against the total this season. Their record at the TD Garden is 21-10 O/U. Betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in three of the last three home matches. The Boston Celtics are 5-5 O/U in their last ten home and away matches combined.
The Cleveland Cavaliers went over the total in their last three road games. Their record away from home is 14-16 O/U. Recently, the visitors have exceeded expectations against the total. Their last five games averaged 228.0 points per game, going over four times.
Boston Celtics VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting trends
Odds for Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics to use at Ohio sports betting sites
- Moneyline (ML): Cleveland Cavaliers (+210) | Boston Celtics (-250)
- Against the spread (ATS): Cleveland Cavaliers +5.5 (-105) | Boston Celtics -5.5 (-115)
Boston Celtics Form
Despite coming off a 109-94 defeat to the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics are still in decent shape. They went 7-3 in their past 10 games and 4-1 in the last five at home.
From 62 games this season, the Boston Celtics have scored a solid 117.7 points on average. This gives them bragging rights as one of the NBA’s top-scoring outfits. Compared to the rest of the league, the home defense ranks around the middle of the pack, restricting opponents to 112.0 points per game.
The Boston Celtics are back for another tilt at the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy. The hosts came within a whisker of winning it last year, only to lose in the NBA Finals. They’re in a prime position for another playoff run as things stand, sitting second in the Eastern Conference and first in the Atlantic Division.
Danilo Gallinari is the only reported injury concern for the Boston Celtics ahead of Wednesday’s game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers finally put an end to their three-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 118-93 in their last match. The victory improved their record from the past ten games to 7-3. They are also 3-2 in the last five on the road.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have had trouble scoring points this season. Their 111.9 points per game average ranks them near the bottom of NBA teams in this category. The away defense is one of the best in the league, giving up an average of only 106.5 points to their opponents and 108.5 on the road.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had a disappointing season last year, missing out on the playoffs after making it to the Play-In Tournament. However, the visitors are currently in a much stronger position to qualify for the postseason this time around. They rank fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Boston Celtics VS Cleveland Cavaliers H2H history
The Cleveland Cavaliers ran out winners in their previous two matchups with the Boston Celtics. They won the most recent meeting 114-113 on November 2022, while the game before that finished with a 123-132 score on October 2022. Playing the Boston Celtics on the road has often proved to be an experience to forget for the Cleveland Cavaliers, especially in their last five visits, which saw them fall to defeat four times.
While the Boston Celtics averaged 112 points, the Cleveland Cavaliers performed an average of 107.5 points in their ten most recent head-to-head games.