Celtics host Cavaliers in basketball action

Cleveland CavaliersBoston Celtics
10-18December 28, 2013, 01:00 | TD Garden12-17

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Celtics try to run the Cavaliers off the court at TD Garden in pro hoops action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics currently sport a record of 12-17, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-14 ATS. The Cavaliers are 10-18 and 11-17 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Celtics post a 11-18 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Cavaliers have gone 15-13 against the number.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

The Celtics were listed as a -2.5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including, while the total was listed at 196.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 26-rated Cavaliers taking on the No. 21-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 89-85 win for the Celtics on Saturday.


Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 127-125 loser as they battled the Hawks at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 252 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers got a terrific 40-point performance from Kyrie Irving but Atlanta handed them a 127-125 defeat on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 23-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 25 in the league with 6.52 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 7.07 per outing.

A few Cavaliers at Celtics trends to consider:
Cleveland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
Cleveland is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Golden State, Sunday, December 29th
Boston home to Atlanta, Tuesday, December 31st