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Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

The Boston Celtics will attempt to extend their 11-game winning streak when they visit the Eastern Conference's third-placed team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cleveland (39-21) is nine games behind top-seeded Boston (48-12) in the Eastern Conference, with the Celtics stamping their mark as the best team in the NBA in recent weeks.

The Cavs have been hot since the turn of year, too, but will play Tuesday night without superstar guard Donovan Mitchell. One might think there is only one outcome at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse tonight.

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers betting picks and predictions

Boston Celtics -8 (-110)

Another night, another mismatch? Anyone who witnessed the Celtics put up 140 points on the Golden State Warriors over the weekend might be inclined to think so.

Five games since the All-Star Break, five routine wins, the spread covered each time and now it’s Cleveland’s turn to do what none of Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas and the Warriors came close to doing: putting the brakes on the best team in the NBA.

The Celtic were unstoppable in their 140-88 demolition of Golden State, a game that was over before the TV had warmed up. The result saw them become the first team in NBA history to win three regular-season games by 50 points or more.

Boston is 11-0 since the loss to the Lakers at the start of February and while Jaylen Brown is questionable for the Celtics, his loss would not have anywhere near the same impact as Donovan Mitchell missing out for Cleveland. And Mitchell is out.

Mitchell has averaged over 35 points per game against Boston over the past three seasons and the Cavs are just 13-13 when he hasn’t taken to the court.

Boston win games and cover spreads. Don’t expect it to look any different in Cleveland.

Over 215.5 Total Points (-110)

Boston is narrowly favored on the points spread and even with doubts over Jaylen Brown’s health, total points seems short at 215.5 as well.

Statistically, everything points to yet another high-scoring affair involving Boston. They have cleared 217 total points in six of their last seven road games while their last 10 games have produced an average of 232.5 points. The Cavs’ last 10 contests have averaged 222.6 points.

The teams have met twice this season, a double-header at The Garden in mid-December, with Boston winning both by 120-113 (233 points) and 116-107 (223 points).

Darius Garland Under 21.5 points (-120)

Darius Garland will have to step up in Mitchell’s absence, just as he did against the Knicks in a 107-98 loss on Sunday. Garland weighed in with 19 points including five straight three-pointers.

Garland is averaging 18.4 points per game this season and there is no reason to suspect he’s going to soar past that mark even allowing for the extra burden. With Jrue Holiday likely to defend him for most of the game, he won't get much room to operate.

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Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

CLE Cavaliers

+265 ML

BOS Celtics

-330 ML


BOS -8

Total Points

O/U 215.5

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers player props

Player Points

Jaylen Brown

O/U 21.5

Kristaps Porzingis

O/U 18.5

Jayson Tatum

O/U 28.5

Jarrett Allen

O/U 17.5

Darius Garland

O/U 21.5

Evan Mobley

O/U 15.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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