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Cavaliers-Celtics Series Has Been a Huge Mismatch Lately

The Cleveland Cavaliers own a 4-0 record for the first time in 16 seasons and can remain unbeaten when they welcome the Boston Celtics to town on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games on the road.
  • The Cavaliers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as home favorites.
  • The Celtics are 1-3 SU in their last four games on the road against the Cavaliers.

Sportsbooks opened the wine and gold as 8.5-point favorites with an OVER/UNDER of 210.

Cleveland’s offense is revving right now, most recently in a 128-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving has scored 20 or more points in each of his first four games, including a season-best 32 against the Rockets.

Boston center Al Horford will sit out his second consecutive game due to a concussion after suffering a hit to the head during Monday’s practice. Without Horford on the floor, expect defensive specialist Amir Johnson to see more time. Johnson had a career-best four 3-pointers in Wednesday’s triumph over the Chicago Bulls.

The Celtics haven’t had any luck in this series lately, going 1-6 SU in their last seven games against the Cavs. Home-court advantage has been non-existent, as visiting clubs are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings between the C’s and Cavaliers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Boston Celtics listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 210 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 117-95 win for the Cavaliers on Thursday. 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

Supporters of the Boston Celtics have seen them go 3-1 and 2-2 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at 4-0 and 2-2 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Cavaliers are 1-2-1, while the Boston Celtics are 1-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Boston injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 20-rated Boston Celtics taking on the No. 3-rated Cleveland Cavaliers in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 15-rated NBA squad against Boston's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 2 in the league with 13 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 12 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, leading Boston over Chicago, 107-100, on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Kyrie Irving went off for 32 points and added 2 rebounds leading Cleveland to a 128-120 win over Houston on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
  • Boston is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Cleveland is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Denver, Sunday, November 6th
Cleveland at Philadelphia, Saturday, November 5th