Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Odds, Prediction, Pick, for 5/9/24

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Odds, Prediction, Pick, for 5/9/24

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting odds and wagering prediction for this game set for May 9, 2024. Place a bet on this NBA basketball game now.

Game two of the Celtics and Cavaliers’ first-round series will tip off at 7:00 p.m. ET at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics are 13.5-point favorites and have a 1-0 series lead. The over/under is 212 points, with money line odds of +641 for the Cavs and -987 for the Celtics. ESPN is broadcasting the game on television.

In the most recent game of this series, the Celtics upset the Cavaliers 120-95 because to great efforts from Jaylen Brown and Derrick White. Brown scored 32 points, White added 25, and the Celtics held the Cavaliers to 41.1% shooting from the floor. The over/under for this game was 211 points, and the teams combined to score 215 points, just exceeding it.

Boston’s defense was particularly strong in the second and fourth quarters, holding the Cavaliers to 15 and 18 points, respectively. The Celtics were 12.5 point favorites going into the game, and their 25-point win was enough to cover the spread. Donovan Mitchell led the game with 33 points.

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Odds

Here are the Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting odds:

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS +13.5 +600 Over 212
BOSTON CELTICS -13.5 -900 Under 212

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Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Prediction

Read our Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting prediction. Check out our picks for winning and covering the spread in this NBA game.

  • The Cavaliers lead Boston 48-34.
  • Cleveland’s effective field goal percentage is 55%, which ranks 14th.
  • The Cavaliers hope to regroup from their loss to the Celtics.
  • The Celtics have a 64-18 record thus far.
  • Boston’s defense gives up 108.1 points per game.
  • The Celtics upset the Cavaliers 120-95 last time out.

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Prediction: Cleveland

Here is the Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting prediction for Cleveland.

Today, the Cavaliers are 13.5 point underdogs against the Celtics. Cleveland is 11-22 this season as an underdog, losing their last ten games as such.

The Cavaliers lost their most recent game to the Celtics, 120-95. They were also 12.5 points down in the game. Cleveland is 41-47 against the spread this season, with a 19-24 mark on the road.

This season, the Cavaliers have a 45-44-1 over/under record, with the last two games going over. Today’s over/under is 212, which is below their season average of 220.7 points per game.

In the Eastern Conference rankings, the Cavaliers are now fourth with a 48-34 record. They are second in their division, trailing only the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavaliers are 31-21 against other Eastern Conference clubs and 17-13 against Western Conference foes.

This season, the Cavs have gone 22-23 on the road, with an average scoring differential of -1.3 points per game. In comparison to the road spread, they range from 19 to 24.

Donovan Mitchell has averaged 33.6 points per game over his last five games, while shooting 47.2% from the field. This season, he averaged 26.6 points per game. Caris LeVert scores 14 points per game this year, but his three-point shooting percentage is just 32.5%.

Cleveland enters the game with the NBA’s 23rd best scoring offense. They score an average of 112.6 points per game. In 67.1% of their games this season, the Cavaliers have scored fewer than their season average. Overall, they have outscored the league average in 42.7% of their games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers allow 109.6 points per game into tonight’s game against the Boston Celtics, ranking sixth in the NBA. They have improved even more in the preceding five games, finishing tenth in the league with 106.4 points per game allowed.

On the season, opponents have shot 46.2% from the field against the Cavaliers, who are fourth in the NBA. In their last five games, they have held opponents to 44.8% shooting from the field.

The Cavaliers have struggled defensively over the last five games, especially at the free throw line. During that time, they have allowed 19.2 free throws per game, ranking 26th in the NBA.

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Prediction: Boston

Here is the Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting prediction for Boston.

The Celtics are 13.5 point favorites to win the home-and-home series against the Cavaliers. Boston has won four straight games as a favorite, and they have been favorites in 84 of their 82 games this season.

Boston’s ATS record as a favorite this season is 44-36, with an average scoring margin of +12.4 points per game. At home, they are 25-18 ATS, with an average scoring differential of +15.4 points per game.

The Celtics won their most recent game against the Cavaliers, 120-95, as 12.5-point favorites. The over/under for the game was 211 points.

This season, the Celtics have an over/under record of 46-41-1, averaging 227.9 points per game. The average over/under for their games is 227.6 points.

Boston has the Eastern Conference’s best overall record (64-18). They’re 41-11 against Eastern Conference teams and 23-7 in non-conference games. The Celtics have won four straight games and are currently third in the East with an ATS record of 46-38.

The Celtics are the NBA’s second highest scoring team this season, averaging 120.6 points per game. At home, they’ve done even better, averaging 122.3 points per game. Boston leads the league in both three-point attempts and three-pointers made per game, with 42.5 and 16.5 respectively.

Over his previous five games, Jaylen Brown has averaged 25.8 points per game and shot 55.1% from the field.
Jayson Tatum averaged 1.6 three-pointers per game and had a shooting percentage of 28.6%. During this span, he averaged 10.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. Derrick White has averaged 4.8 three-pointers per game in his last five games, totaling 23.4 points.

The Boston Celtics have been one of the NBA’s best defensive teams this season. They have allowed only 108.1 points per game, the third-lowest in the league. At home, they’ve been even better, allowing only 106.9 points per game, the fourth lowest in the NBA.

The Celtics have done especially well from the free throw line. They’ve allowed only 17 made free throws per game, the fewest in the league. They have performed even better in the last five games, allowing only 10.6 made free throws per game.

Boston’s three-point defense has been roughly average, with opponents hitting 34.6% from beyond the arc. However, they have done an adequate job of limiting three-pointers, allowing only 36.6 a game, the 23rd fewest in the NBA.

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Trends

Here are the Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting trends:


  • This season, Boston has been the favorite in 79 games, winning 63 (79.7%).
  • This year, Boston has won 12 of 14 games with a moneyline of -909 or higher.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline for this match gives Boston a 90.1% chance of winning.
  • Cleveland has an 11-18 record as a moneyline underdog (37.9% winning percentage).
  • Cleveland has not faced a moneyline underdog of +613 or greater.
  • Cleveland has a 14% chance of winning on the moneyline in this matchup.

Against the Spread

  • The Celtics average 120.6 points per game, 10.4 more than the Cavaliers allow (110.2).
  • Boston is 40-21-3 ATS and 57-7 overall when scoring more than 110.2 points.
  • Cleveland is 32-20-1 ATS and 38-15 overall when they score more than 109.2 points.
  • Boston is 36-12-3 against the spread and 47-4 overall when they allow fewer than 112.6 points.
  • The Celtics are the league’s second-highest scoring team (120.6 PPG), while the Cavaliers allow the seventh-highest point total (110.2) in NBA games.
  • Cleveland’s offense ranks 20th in the NBA (112.6 points per game), while Boston’s defense is ninth (109.2).
  • This season, the Celtics outscored their opponents by 930 points (11.4 per game on average), while the Cavaliers outscored them by 198 (2.4 per game).


  • Boston’s average implied point total this season is 6.1 points greater than the implied total from Thursday’s game.
  • This season, Boston has scored over 113 points in 63 games.
  • Cleveland’s season-average implied point total (114.4) is 14.4 points greater than the team’s implied total in this game (100).

Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Pick

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