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Celtics battle vs Cavaliers highlights NBA odds

Cleveland CavaliersBoston Celtics
4-11November 29, 2013, 07:30 | TD Garden6-11



The Celtics will be trying to slam the Cavaliers on Friday when the teams tip off at TD Garden in NBA betting action.

The Celtics sit at 6-11 (9-8 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 4-11 (3-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 6-11 OU, and Cleveland is 6-9 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

The Cavaliers were listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 188.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Celtics and the No. 29-ranked Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 85-81 result in favor of the Celtics.

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The Cavaliers were a 95-84 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dion Waiters scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 95-84 to Miami at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday).

In their last action, Boston was a 100-93 loser at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Jeff Green went off for 26 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Memphis defeated Boston, 100-93 at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cavaliers rank No. 18 in the league with 42.07 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 5.65 per game, while the Cavaliers rate No. 20 with 7.07 per contest.

A few Cavaliers at Celtics trends to consider:
Cleveland is 2-12 ATS in its last 14 games
Cleveland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Cleveland is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Cleveland is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Boston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Boston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Cleveland home to Chicago, Saturday, November 30th
Boston at Milwaukee, Saturday, November 30th

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