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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Game 1 Prediction And Betting Odds

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Game 1: BETTING TIPS, PREDICTION & BETTING ODDS

This will be the easiest series ever for the Cleveland Cavaliers. They’re big time underdogs and nobody expects them to advance, so anything they get is a massive bonus. Surviving the series against Orlando was a top priority and they did just that. In Game 7 they were down by as many as 18 points in the first half, but stormed back and won, making it the biggest comeback in Game 7 history. Donovan Mitchell once again led the way with 39 points, the Cavs relied on their paint scoring once more with 50 of their 106 points coming from there. Will they be able to use that tactic in this series too? It'll be tough as the Celtics finished the regular season as the 8th best team in opponent points in the paint per game, allowing just 47.4 a night.

Boston’s first round series was a lot easier as they dispatched of the Miami Heat in 5 games, winning by double digit every single time. It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows though, they did lose Kristaps Porzingis to an injury which could keep him out of this series too. Although they’re still heavy favorites to advance, KP’s presence makes them almost unbeatable against most opponents. During the regular season they went 2-1 SU vs the Cavs, losing the most recent meeting on the road 105-104, you might remember that game from the fact that Boston blew a 22-point lead which ended an 11-game win streak for them. Game 1 sees the Celtics as 11.5 point favorites, neither of their two wins during the regular season at TD Garden were bigger than 9 points.

Boston Celtics Point Spread Prediction

Celtics -11.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds

It's a battle between two teams in vastly different situations. Nobody expects the Cavs to be competitive here, their 1st Round series went the distance while the Celtics haven’t played in 6 days. Cleveland might take a game or two, but until they get back home I can’t see them upsetting the Celtics. I’ll take Boston to cover here.

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Game 1 Total Points: Under 208.5

Under 208.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds

Both teams can play defense, especially the Celtics who held Miami under 100 points a total of 4 times in their 1st Round series. We all saw how poorly Cleveland reacted on offense against a tough minded Orlando team, now they face a team that ranked even higher in defensive efficiency than the Magic did during the regular season. In order for the Cavs to even sniff the 100 point mark here, Donovan Mitchell will have to continue going supernova. He ended the series vs Orlando scoring 89 points over the last 2 games, against Boston he did average 30 points per game on 50% shooting in 2 meetings during the regular season. Jarrett Allen’s status makes a big difference for bettors here, him not playing would allow the Cs to punish Cleveland relentlessly down low. The projected total has been set at 208.5 points for the series opener, that number was surpassed in all 3 regular season meetings, but these are the playoffs and I expect the tempo to go down significantly. I’ll take the under for Game 1.

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