Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 1, Eastern Conference Finals Odds, Las Vegas Betting, Picks and Predictions

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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS BOSTON CELTICS
51-31, Won NBA Conference Semifinals against Toronto Raptors 4-0 May 17, 8:30 PM | TD Garden 53-29, Won NBA Conference Semifinals against Washington Wizards 4-3
Cavaliers vs Celtics, NBA Conference Finals, Game 1
Cleveland at Boston, NBA Playoffs, Las Vegas Odds, Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:30 PM ET, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
721 –Cleveland Cavaliers -4 -115 -192 Ov 219½ -110
722 –Boston Celtics +4 -105 +167 Un 219½ -110
 

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be trying to extend a winning streak on Wednesday when they take on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.

ABOUT THE CAVALIERS: Coach Tyronn Lue has vowed to get power forward Kevin Love more involved in this series after he averaged just 13.8 points and 9.1 rebounds during the first two rounds. Love averaged 23.7 points and 13 rebounds in three games against the Celtics this season and Lue feels the matchups will be more in Love’s favor in this round, but Love maintains he’s not overly concerned. “I told him, ‘We’re 8-0. I don’t mind it,'” Love recently told reporters. “If I get five or six shots, if I get 15 shots, it don’t matter to me, as long as we win. I’ve been in this position before; we’re having success, so I’m happy. Feel good.”

ABOUT THE CELTICS: Thomas has carried Boston through most of the playoffs in an inspiring manner considering the tragic death of his sister to go along with numerous minor bumps and bruises. Despite the hardships, Thomas is averaging 25.4 points in the postseason – he had 29 points, 12 assists and just two turnovers in the Game 7 win over the Wizards – and has four 30-point outings. “He’s dealing with more stuff, physically, and has obviously gone through what he went through at the start of the playoffs,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the win over Washington. “It’s pretty remarkable.”

Oddsmakers currently have the Cavaliers listed as 4-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game’s total is sitting at 219½.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been scorching hot in the playoffs with eight straight victories and aim to keep the streak alive when they visit the Boston Celtics in Wednesday’s opener of the Eastern Conference finals. Cleveland had few issues sweeping both the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors while the Celtics had to fight through a tough seven-game series against the Washington Wizards that ended on Monday night.

The second-seeded Cavaliers haven’t played since May 7 and will continue to ride the red-hot duo of forward LeBron James (34.4 average) and point guard Kyrie Irving (23.8) as they look to shake off the rust. “I know our team is anxious to play,” Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue told reporters. “(Kyle) Korver and LeBron, those guys are talking about it, so our guys are just anxious to play and ready to go out there.” Top-seeded Boston posted a 115-105 victory over Washington to reach the conference finals for the first time since 2012 and will be huge underdogs against the Cavaliers. “We gotta get ready for the defending champs, we know that,” standout point guard Isaiah Thomas said after Monday’s game. “The good thing about it is we’ve got homecourt advantage, so we’re going to be ready on Wednesday to try to take care of home court. We know it’s going to be tough but at this point, anything can happen, we really believe that.”

In their last action, Boston was a 115-105 winner at home against the Wizards. They covered the -5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (220) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

The Cavaliers were a 109-102 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They earned a push of the -7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors.

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Cleveland:
Team record: 59-31 SU,40-46-4 ATS
Current Streak: won 8 straight games.
Cleveland is 4-0-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games

Boston:
Team record: 61-34 SU,50-44-1 ATS
Boston is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Boston Friday, May 19

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Betting Tips

1. The Cavaliers won three of the four regular-season meetings.

2. Boston backup C Kelly Olynyk established a playoff career-best with 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting in the Game 7 win over the Wizards.

3. Cleveland PF Channing Frye is 16-of-29 from 3-point range in the postseason.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks: Cleveland Cavaliers will cover the spread at -4 and the game will stay under 219.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Cavaliers 109, Celtics 96 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
CLE TEAM BOS
110.3 PTS FOR 108.0
107.2 PTS AGNST 105.4
3.2 DIFF. 2.6
34.4 DEF REBOUNDS 32.9
9.4 OFF REBOUNDS 9.1
47.0 FG% 45.4
74.8 FT% 80.7
13.0 3 POINTERS 12.0
6.6 STEALS 7.5
BETTING TRENDS
CLEVELAND
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-0-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland’s last 14 games when playing Boston
Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston
Cleveland is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
BOSTON
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games at home
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 14 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Cleveland’s Overall Scoring vs Boston’s Overall Defense 110.3 4 105.4 15
Cleveland’s Away Scoring vs Boston’s Home Defense 108.0 4 105.4 18
Cleveland’s Road Rebounds vs Boston’s Home Rebounds Allowed 42.4 19 44.6 25
Boston’s Overall Scoring vs Cleveland’s Overall Defense 108.0 7 107.2 20
Boston’s Home Scoring vs Cleveland’s Road Defense 109.5 11 109.8 22
Boston’s Home Rebounds vs Cleveland’s Road Rebounds Allowed 43.2 23 45.8 26
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
CLEVELAND
Cleveland is second best in the league in three points made with 13.0 per game.
BOSTON
Boston has the third best free throw percentage in the league at 80.7.
Boston is third best in the league in three points made with 12.0 per game.

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