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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Predictions Game 5

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Predictions Game 5

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Predictions Game 5

Despite not having Donovan Mitchell in Game 4 the Cavaliers still put up a fight and lost only by 7 points, covering as 11.5 point underdogs. The spread for Game 5 has increased to a whopping 15.5 points, that’s without us knowing whether or not Mitchell will even suit up. Darius Garland played the best game of the entire postseason, finishing with 30 points and 7 assists. The entire Cavs team played with a sense of urgency on offense, knowing that they have to make up for the 30+ points Mitchell usually delivers. Facing a 3-1 deficit at TD Garden isn’t ideal, but nobody realistically expected the Cavaliers to advance from this series anyway. They did pull off a upset win in Game 2 in this building, however the chances of that happening again aren’t very high.

The Celtics have an opportunity to become the first team to advance to the Conference finals after their 109-102 win on Monday. Jayson Tatum had his best scoring game of the postseason with 33 points, while Jaylen Brown delivered 27 and 8 rebounds. At TD Garden the Cs are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games, while against the Cavaliers they’ve won 10 of the last 12 meetings there. The 7 point win in Game 4 was the lowest margin of victory for them this postseason, but they still lead the postseason in Net Rating at +12.3 points. Aside from Kristaps Porzingis being out, they have zero other injury worries at the moment which is a rarity at this point of the season. In their last 7 games the Celtics have covered the spread 5 times, but tonight’s spread will be the largest in a game this postseason.

CAVALIERS POINT SPREAD PREDICTION

I don’t believe the Cavaliers will just roll over here and let the Celtics destroy them. Sure, the talent level of Boston is unmatched, but with this potentially being their final game of the season I expect a maximum effort from the Cavs. Give me the road team and the extra points.
Cavaliers +15.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds

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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS BOSTON CELTICS GAME 5 TOTAL POINTS: OVER 203.5

With the projected total dropping to 203.5 points following the news of Donovan Mitchell not playing, it was relatively easy to recommend backing the over in Game 4. The number has stayed pretty much the same for Game 5 (depending on the bookmaker), with a decent chance of Mitchell returning to the Cavs line-up. The first two games played at TD Garden saw 215 and 212 points scored, we’ve finished under 200 points only once in 7 meetings between these two teams if we count the regular season as well. Both teams also have a habit of going over the total in games played vs Eastern Conference teams. For the Cavs this has happened in 12 of their last 18 games, while Boston has done so in 13 of their last 19. With players like Darius Garland, Max Strus and Caris LeVert finally getting in rhythm, I think the Cavaliers will score enough to get to the 100-point mark. I’m expecting at least 110 points from Boston since it’s a home game for them, that should be enough to clear the total. Back the over. Over 203.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds

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