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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Predictions Game 2

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Predictions Game 2 Prediction and Betting Odds

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Predictions Game 2 Prediction and Betting Odds

Having the best scorer in the series didn’t mean much for the Cavaliers in Game 1 as they got destroyed by the Boston Celtics 120-95. Donovan Mitchell delivered his standard 33 points, but as a team the Cavs shot just 41% from the field and 26% from three. They were also outrebounded 55-38, the Celtics just ran them over in every single aspect of the game. What’s also discouraging is the fact that Jayson Tatum had a mere 18 points on just 7-for-19 shooting and Cleveland still lost by 25 points. I don’t see how Game 2 is any different, especially with Jarrett Allen still being out with his rib injury. Without their defensive anchor, I’m afraid this series could be lost in a sweep. On the road at TD Garden the Cavs have just 1 victory in 11 visits, they’ve also lost 7 straight games away from home overall.

No Kristaps Porzingis, no problem. The Celtics offense has made the necessary adjustments without their scoring big man, with players like Derrick White and Payton Pritchard getting bigger roles and combining for 41 points in the win. A total of 18 threes were knocked down as well, compared to just 11 by the Cavs. Boston does like falling in love with the long ball, it’ll be interesting to see how they react when that shot isn’t going in. They’re once again heavy favorites to win Game 2, just like they were in the 2nd game against Miami at TD Garden. This Cleveland team does have a lot of fight in them, but they’re just overmatched right now and I don’t see how Boston let’s a game slip away.

BOSTON CELTICS POINT SPREAD PREDICTION

Celtics -12.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds

Game 1 was the largest win for Boston in 4 meetings this season, with Cleveland yet being able to score 100 points in 4 road games this postseason, I don’t give them much of a chance on Thursday night. Boston to cover.

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DAL

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MIN

NBA | Thu 05/23, 12:30 AM
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IND

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BOS

NBA | Fri 05/24, 12:00 AM

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS BOSTON CELTICS GAME 2 TOTAL POINTS: OVER 212.5

Cashing on the over in Game 1 had nothing to do with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as they failed to crack 100 points for the 6th time in 8 postseason games so far. Boston, on the other hand, got basically whatever they wanted as Cleveland was missing their defensive anchor Allen down low. The 18 threes made was their 2nd highest effort of this postseason run so far, they did it with Tatum going 0-for-5 from deep. I’m expecting a bounce back game from him, plus Donovan Mitchell is going to have get 40+ points in order for Cleveland to be competitive here. We’ve seen him done that before, with everyone else struggling he should get the ultimate green light on offense in Game 2.

The over has cashed in 4 of 6 games for Cleveland, while for Boston this has happened 14 time in their last 20 games. In head-to-head meetings the over is 6-2 over the last 8 games, Boston is now 25-20 on the O/U at TD Garden. I think the men in green should be able to score enough points to once again push us over the total here. Back the points.
Over 212.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds

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DAL

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MIN

NBA | Thu 05/23, 12:30 AM
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IND

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BOS

NBA | Fri 05/24, 12:00 AM

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