Celtics vs. Cavaliers Eastern Semifinals Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for May 15

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Celtics vs. Cavaliers Eastern Semifinals Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for May 15

Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: TNT and truTV

The Boston Celtics are double-digit 16-point favorites heading into a decisive Game 5 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on Wednesday, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on TNT and truTV. The Celtics hold a 3-1 lead in the series. The over/under for the matchup is set at 204.5.

Celtics vs. Cavaliers Odds & Spread

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Celtics vs. Cavaliers Prediction & Pick

All NBA win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Celtics win (76%)

Celtics vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends

  • The Celtics have covered the spread 41 times this season (41-36-5).
  • The Cavaliers are 39-41-2 against the spread this season.
  • Celtics games have gone over the total 43 times this season.
  • Cavaliers games this year have gone over the total in 40 of 82 opportunities (48.8%).
  • In home games, Boston owns a better record against the spread (22-17-2) compared to its ATS record in away games (19-19-3).
  • When it comes to point totals, the Celtics hit the over more often at home, as they've exceeded the total 22 times in 41 opportunities this season (53.7%). In away games, they have hit the over 21 times in 41 opportunities (51.2%).
  • Cleveland has performed better against the spread away (20-20-1) than at home (19-21-1) this year.
  • Cavaliers games have gone above the over/under more frequently at home (23 times out of 41) than away (17 of 41) this year.

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.9 points, 8.1 boards and 4.9 assists. Defensively, he averages 1.0 steal and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.0 points, 3.6 assists and 5.5 rebounds.
  • Derrick White is averaging 15.2 points, 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds.
  • Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.7 steals and 1.9 blocked shots.
  • Jrue Holiday is averaging 12.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists. At the other end, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.

Cavaliers Leaders

  • Jarrett Allen is averaging 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Cavaliers.
  • Donovan Mitchell averages 26.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists. He is also making 46.2% of his shots from the floor and 36.8% from 3-point range, with 3.3 treys per game.
  • The Cavaliers get 14.0 points per game from Caris LeVert, plus 4.1 boards and 5.1 assists.
  • Max Strus averages 12.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists. He is draining 41.8% of his shots from the field and 35.1% from 3-point range, with 2.4 treys per contest.
  • Darius Garland averages 18.0 points, 2.7 boards and 6.5 assists. He is sinking 44.6% of his shots from the field and 37.1% from 3-point range, with 2.3 treys per game.

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