Cavaliers host Celtics in basketball action
Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers host Boston on Tuesday, looking to build on their 10-32 mark against the 20-20 Celtics in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.
Cleveland battles the Celtics, currently with a 20-20 mark (15-22-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 22-20 for the Cavaliers and 19-20-1 for the Celtics. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers - Celtics odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 28 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 23. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-91 win for the Celtics.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 20-ranked offense (95 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 8 at 96 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 41.9% from the field per game, less than the Celtics have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 98.9 points per game when playing on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring on their home court.
Boston lost its last outing, a 103-88 result against the Pistons on January 20. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 191 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston got 16 points from Kevin Garnett but lost anyway 103-88 against the Pistons on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Cleveland lost its last outing, a 109-98 result against the Jazz on January 19. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 207 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Cavaliers endured a 109-98 loss at the hands of the Jazz on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Dion Waiters at EnergySolutions Arena.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 9-1
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Celtics at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston home to New York, Thursday, January 24
Cleveland home to Milwaukee, Friday, January 25