Celtics vs. Cavaliers Eastern Semifinals Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for May 9

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Celtics vs. Cavaliers Eastern Semifinals Odds Prediction, Spread, Tip Off Time, Best Bets for May 9

Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: ESPN

The Boston Celtics bring a 1-0 series record into Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics are large, 13.5-point favorites in the contest, which airs on ESPN at 7:00 PM ET. The over/under is 212.5 for the matchup.

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 (76.1%)

Celtics vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends

  • The Celtics are 41-36-5 against the spread this season.
  • The Cavaliers have 39 wins against the spread in 82 games this year.
  • Games involving the Celtics have hit the over 43 times this season.
  • The Cavaliers have eclipsed the over/under 48.8% of the time this season (40 of 82 games with a set point total).
  • Boston has covered the spread in a higher percentage of its home games than road games. It has covered 22 times in 41 opportunities when playing at home, and it has covered 19 times in 41 opportunities in road games.
  • The Celtics have exceeded the total in a higher percentage of home games (53.7%) than road tilts (51.2%).
  • Against the spread, Cleveland has had better results on the road (20-20-1) than at home (19-21-1).
  • Looking at the over/under, Cavaliers games have gone over more often at home (23 of 41, 56.1%) than on the road (17 of 41, 41.5%).

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum averages 26.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists, shooting 47.1% from the field and 37.6% from downtown, with 3.1 made 3-pointers per contest (seventh in league).
  • Jaylen Brown averages 23 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists.
  • Derrick White is averaging 15.2 points, 4.2 boards and 5.2 assists. Defensively, he averages 1 steal and 1.2 blocked shots.
  • Jrue Holiday's numbers on the season are 12.5 points, 5.4 boards and 4.8 assists per game, shooting 48% from the floor and 42.9% from beyond the arc (seventh in league), with an average of 2 made treys.
  • Payton Pritchard averages 9.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists, shooting 46.8% from the floor and 38.5% from beyond the arc, with 1.8 made 3-pointers per contest.

Cavaliers Leaders

  • Jarrett Allen's numbers on the season are 16.5 points, 10.5 boards and 2.7 assists per game. He is also draining 63.4% of his shots from the field (fourth in league).
  • The Cavaliers receive 26.6 points per game from Donovan Mitchell, plus 5.1 boards and 6.1 assists.
  • Per game, Caris LeVert gives the Cavaliers 14 points, 4.1 boards and 5.1 assists, plus 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocks.
  • Per game, Max Strus provides the Cavaliers 12.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4 assists, plus 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks.
  • Darius Garland's numbers on the season are 18 points, 2.7 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. He is draining 44.6% of his shots from the floor and 37.1% from 3-point range, with an average of 2.3 treys.

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