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Cleveland CavaliersBoston Celtics
Jan 29, 6:00 PM | TD Garden

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Odds


The Celtics will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Cavaliers at TD Garden in NBA wagering action.

Boston battles the Cavaliers, currently with a 7-11 mark (10-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 7-11 for the Celtics and 10-8 for the Cavaliers.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 26-rated Cavaliers taking on the No. 24-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 94-89 win for the Celtics on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 89.8 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 97.6 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.4 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 99-96 loser at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Cavaliers got a terrific 32-point performance from Kyrie Irving but New Jersey handed them a 99-96 defeat on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Boston was a 94-87 winner in its last match at home against the Pacers. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 181 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Paul Pierce scored 28 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for Boston on Friday, leading the Celtics to a 94-87 victory over Indiana at TD Garden.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Cavaliers at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 13 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 9 games at home
Boston is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Boston, Tuesday, January 31
Boston at Cleveland, Tuesday, January 31