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Celtics Have Been No Match for Cavs Over the Years

The Boston Celtics have worked their way up the ladder to climb into second place in the Eastern Conference, but they haven’t been able to crack into the top tier that’s currently occupied by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland has won all three meetings with Boston this year while scoring an average of 124 points per game in that span. Oddsmakers initially set the Celts as 1-point home underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 222.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Celtics' last 17 games as home underdogs.
  • The Cavaliers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
  • The Cavaliers are 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as favorite.

Boston is four games behind Cleveland and suffered its third loss in four games in a 114-98 setback to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. The Celtics head out for a five-game West Coast trip after this game that includes clashes with Western Conference heavyweights Golden State and the Los Angeles Clippers.

With LeBron James sidelined, the Cavs lost at home to Chicago on Saturday to fall to 4-19 SU without King James in the lineup since he returned to Northeast Ohio three years ago. James returned to the court on Monday and the Cavs easily dispatched Milwaukee 102-95.

This series has been incredibly one-sided lately, as the Cavs have gone 8-1 SU in their previous nine with the Celtics.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Boston Celtics installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 222.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 110-103 win for the Cavaliers on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 27-29-2 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Boston Celtics are 31-28-1 ATS. Cleveland is 33-23-2 vs the betting total points scored; Boston is 30-28-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Boston Celtics sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at No. 11 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers rank No. 10 in the league with 44.07 per game. That compares with Boston's No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA's No. 3-ranked team at 12.18 per game, while the Cleveland Cavaliers rate No. 2 with 13.12 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland got 24 points and 24 rebounds from LeBron James en route to a 102-95 victory over Milwaukee on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Celtics endured a 114-98 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from Isaiah Thomas at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Atlanta, Friday, March 3rd
Boston at Los Angeles, Friday, March 3rd