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Could UNDER Be The Bet in BOS, CLE?

Two top 10 offenses clash when the Boston Celtics travel to the C-Town to play the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday. Though you would expect a high scoring affair between these two teams, the UNDER has hit in eight of their past nine meetings. Only twice in those nine games did the Celtics and Cavs combine for more than 200 points.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 5-9-1 ATS in their past 15 road games.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the Cavaliers past eight games.
  • The Cavaliers are 4-2 ATS in their past six against the Celtics.

The Celtics enter Saturday’s affair riding a five-game winning streak in which they have averaged 106.8 points per game. Isaiah Thomas is coming off his first back-to-back 30-point games of the season, as the diminutive point guard has averaged 31 points while shooting 57.5 percent in that span.

Despite a solid 7-1 SU record in their past eight games at the Quicken Loans Arena, they are just 4-4 ATS for bettors in that span. The Cavs have been faves in each of those eight games while facing an average closing spread of -10.5. Cleveland went to a smaller lineup in their last outing and moved LeBron James to power forward, a role that he relished with James notching 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Cleveland Cavaliers as -7-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 212 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 104-102 result in favor of the Celtics today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers currently sport a record of 42-17, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 25-32-2 ATS. The Boston Celtics are 38-25 and 34-27-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 28-31 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 31-31-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Boston injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Cleveland Cavaliers rated this week at No. 4 and the Boston Celtics sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 8-rated NBA squad against Boston's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 5 in the league with 10.12 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 8.84 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York was victimized by Isaiah Thomas for 32 points as the Celtics defeated the Knicks 105-104 in NBA action on Friday.

Washington was run off the court by the Cavaliers on Friday as Cleveland blasted the Wizards 108-83 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Memphis, Wednesday, March 9th
Cleveland home to Memphis, Monday, March 7th