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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions Game 4

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions Game 4

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions Game 4

Now that the Celtics are back in front, some of the pressure is off them as we head into Game 4 on Monday night. Jayson Tatum finally woke up from his postseason nap, delivering a 33-point, 13 rebound performance, his highest scoring game of the Playoffs so far. Jaylen Brown also stepped up with 28 points and 9 boards on an efficient 13-for-17 shooting. The Celtics are hard to beat when their two best players are performing like that, regardless if they have Kristaps Porzingis available or not. Game 4 will be a lot tougher than the previous game, but this team has been battle tested so many time that I am not worried for them at all here. The fact that the Cavaliers are missing their defensive anchor makes their life all that much easier, in Game 3 the Cs scored almost half of their points inside the paint.

Getting outrebounded 44-35 ultimately decided the game in Boston’s favor on Saturday night. Once more we learned that Evan Mobley just isn’t a player that can give you a double-double on a nightly basis, he finished with just 8 rebounds in 37 minutes played. Donovan Mitchell did his part with the standard 33 points, his 4th 30+ point performance in 5 postseason games. But, unless the likes of Darius Garland and Max Strus give the Cavaliers double-digit points I’m afraid this game will be over soon. Cleveland has covered the spread only twice in 8 games, it’s hard to win games when you’re as offensively limited as they are and playing the best team in the NBA.

BOSTON CELTICS POINT SPREAD PREDICTION

Boston outrebounded, had more assists and was way more efficient scoring the ball in Game 3. Why would things be any different this time around? They won’t. The Celtics are just a way better team top to bottom. I have Boston covering in Game 4 as well.
Celtics -8 Point Spread is available at -110 odds

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BOSTON CELTICS VS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS GAME 4 TOTAL POINTS: UNDER 206.5

Scoring less than 100 points in 7 of their 10 games so far this postseason, the Cavaliers are clearly limited in that area. So, what do they do? Well, they could try and rely on their defensive qualities to surprise the Celtics here. That worked well in the series against Orlando, but it’s easier said than done against a team like Boston. Meanwhile, the Celtics defense has flourished this entire postseason, only the Oklahoma City Thunder have a better defensive rating from the remaining 8 teams in the Playoffs. Playing the 2nd slowest pace at an average of just 91.3 possessions per game also contributes to the good defensive numbers. Boston has gone under the total in 5 of their last 6 road games, in the 3 road postseason games so far Miami and Cleveland have averaged just 98.9 points per 100 possessions. With Cleveland’s only consistent scoring option Donovan Mitchell being bothered by a calf injury, they could once again fail to clear the 100 point mark. If that happens, we’re definitely going under the total here.
Under 206.5 Total Points is available -110 odds

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