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Cavaliers visit Celtics in NBA clash

Cleveland CavaliersBoston Celtics
Dec 19, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Odds

5-21TEAM RECORD12-12

Boston looks to cover the Celtics-Cavaliers pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 12-12 mark when they host Cleveland in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics are 12-12 so far on the season, and 8-13-3 ATS vs. the number. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 5-21 and 11-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 13-10-1 and the Cavaliers go 13-13 on the totals.

View Cleveland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Cavaliers listed as 8.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 191.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 21-rated Cavaliers taking on the No. 19-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-91 win for the Celtics on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cavaliers rank No. 14 in the league with 42.4 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 5.3 per game, while the Cavaliers rate No. 7 with 8 per contest.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.1 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

Cleveland was a 113-99 loser in its last match at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 212 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 113-99 to Toronto at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday).

The Celtics were a 100-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of OVER bettors. Rajon Rondo went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Chicago defeated Boston, 100-89 at United Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cavaliers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Boston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Indiana, Friday, December 21
Boston home to Milwaukee, Friday, December 21