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Cavaliers vs Celtics Betting Preview

Boston CelticsCleveland Cavaliers
Jan 31, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Boston when they hit take on the Cavaliers on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.

Cleveland will face the 9-10 Celtics, who own a 10-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 10-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Celtics are 7-12 favoring the OVER.

View Boston vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Celtics listed as 1.5-point favorites. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 178.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 25 and the Celtics at No. 19 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-89 result in favor of the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 16-ranked offense (93.8 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 3 at 87.9 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 43.3% from the field per game, less than the Celtics have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 96.9 points per game when on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in home scoring.

Cleveland won its last outing, an 88-87 result against the Celtics on January 29. The Cavaliers covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Cleveland got 23 points from Kyrie Irving en route to an 88-87 victory over Boston on Sunday at TD Garden.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Celtics at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 13 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games

Next up:
Boston home to Toronto, Wednesday, February 1
Cleveland at Orlando, Friday, February 3