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Celtics visit Cavaliers in hoops battle

Boston CelticsCleveland Cavaliers
Feb 28, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

15-17TEAM RECORD13-18

The Cavaliers will hit the floor running against the visiting Boston Celtics on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Cavaliers currently sports a record of 13-18, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-15 ATS. The Celtics are 15-17 and 13-19 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 14-17 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 13-19 against the number.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Celtics before tip-off in this one will find them as 3.5-point favorites, while the total sits at 184.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 23 (Cavaliers) and the No. 18 (Celtics) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 93-89 result in favor of the Celtics is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 30 in the league with 38.8 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 9-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 20 with 5.8 per contest.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.9 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 119-104 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 223 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston got 23 points from Paul Pierce but lost anyway 119-104 against the Thunder on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were an 89-84 loser as they battled the Hornets at home. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 173 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers got a 22-point performance from Antawn Jamison, who added 12 rebounds, but New Orleans still ran past Cleveland 89-84 on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Celtics at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
Cleveland is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, February 29
Cleveland at New York, Wednesday, February 29

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