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Celtics host Cavaliers in basketball action

Cleveland CavaliersBoston Celtics
10-18December 28, 2013, 01:00 | TD Garden12-17

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Celtics try to run the Cavaliers off the court at TD Garden in pro hoops action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics currently sport a record of 12-17, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-14 ATS. The Cavaliers are 10-18 and 11-17 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Celtics post a 11-18 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Cavaliers have gone 15-13 against the number.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

The Celtics were listed as a -2.5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 196.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 26-rated Cavaliers taking on the No. 21-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 89-85 win for the Celtics on Saturday.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 127-125 loser as they battled the Hawks at home. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 252 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers got a terrific 40-point performance from Kyrie Irving but Atlanta handed them a 127-125 defeat on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 23-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 25 in the league with 6.52 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 7.07 per outing.

A few Cavaliers at Celtics trends to consider:
Cleveland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
Cleveland is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Golden State, Sunday, December 29th
Boston home to Atlanta, Tuesday, December 31st