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Celtics vs Cavaliers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 2 (Back the Over in Game Filled With Efficient Scorers)

Larry Rupp
Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
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Celtics vs Cavaliers Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Boston Celtics (4-2, 2-1 Away) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (5-1, 3-0 Home)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, OH
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Wednesday night with a thrilling matchup between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. Boston is fresh off a 112-94 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. The trio of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon scored 70 points.

Meanwhile, Cleveland's winning streak grew to four games following a 121-108 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday. Donovan Mitchell posted his first double-double of the season, racking up 38 points (12-of-20) and 12 assists. Jarrett Allen dominated the boards with a game-high 13 rebounds.

Celtics vs Cavaliers Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BOS: (-126) | CLE: (+108)
Spread: BOS: -2 (-108) | CLE: +2 (-114)
Total: 220 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Celtics enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 220, which is among the lowest of Wednesday's projected totals.

Celtics vs Cavaliers Prediction & Pick

It's important to note these Eastern Conference foes have already met this season as Cleveland took down Boston on the road in overtime by a score of 132-123 on October 28. It was a tightly contested battle that saw four different players score 32 points or more (Tatum, Brown, Mitchell & Caris LeVert).

The Celtics have to have their eyes set on some payback here. After all, they held a 13-point lead at halftime on Friday before letting the Cavaliers back into the game one possession at a time. Look for Boston to lean on an core that has posted the best offensive efficiency in the NBA on Wednesday.

Boston is 11-4 straight up in its last 15 games against Cleveland, too, so I'll side with the Celtics.

Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 114 | Cavaliers: 110

Celtics vs Cavaliers Betting Trends

- Boston is 11-4 straight up in its last 15 games against Cleveland.
- The total has hit the under in four of Boston's last five away games.
- Cleveland is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six home games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Cleveland's last five games.

Celtics vs Cavaliers Best Bet

I'm going to go against the trends here. The under has hit in four of the last five meetings between the Celtics and Cavaliers, but that one time the over hit was on Friday. Both of these teams rank in the top five in terms of offensive efficiency and are both averaging at least 116.7 points per game this year.

This matchup resulted in a 114-114 tie in regulation last week despite only 34 total points being scored in the fourth quarter. The over has hit in four of Cleveland's last five games and there's more than enough stars in this contest for it to hit again. Who knows, this one could go to overtime as well.

Bet: Over 220 Points (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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