Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Pick

Cleveland vs Boston NBA Betting Pick

Written by on April 20, 2015

The NBA playoffs are now under way, and the feeling heading in was that if there was to be any kind of first round upset, it would likely take place on the Western Conference side of things. In the East, the feeling is that the top teams will make it through without too much of a sweat, and it certainly appears that might well be the case with the Game 1’s all now in the books. Game 2 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics will go on Tuesday night and we have an easy online betting pick lined up for you.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Pick

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Time: 7:00PM Venue: Quicken Loans Arena Opening Line: Cleveland -11  
  The Cavaliers were undoubtedly one of the best teams in the league during the second half of the season, and it looks as though they are going to carry that momentum into the postseason. Game 1 versus the Celtics was a pretty comfortable 113-100 win that saw Kyrie Irving put up 30 points. LeBron and Kevin Love played their role, too, as the trio of top players for the Cavs combined for an impressive 69 points. The Cavaliers are coming into the playoffs as the favorite to represent the Eastern Conference in the Finals, despite finishing second to the Atlanta Hawks in the regular season. History is on the side of the Cavs, though, as the last time LeBron entered the postseason as a 2nd seed, he took the Cavaliers all the way to the Finals back in 2007. The Boston Celtics will tell you that they like their chances against the Cavaliers, but the fact of the matter was that they looked pretty overmatched in Game 1. This could be a short, painful series if they cannot find a way to slow down the top 3 of the Cavaliers, although that is also something that can be said for any team that is going to face them in the postseason. The fact that the Celtics even made it into the playoffs at all is a sign that this team is finally headed in the right direction once again. Expect Boston to be very active in the offseason, as they have accrued a whole slew of draft picks that can be used as trade bait. This is a team that could be very good next season, but certainly not good enough right now to spring a playoff shock.

Key Betting Trends

Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games Cleveland is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games Cleveland is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games at home Cleveland is 21-1 SU in its last 22 games at home Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games on the road

Consider This Before Placing Your Bet

I fully expect the Cleveland Cavaliers to take advantage of the home court advantage in Game 2 so that they head into Boston with what would likely be an unassailable series lead. Look for another comfortable win on Tuesday night.