Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Opening Night Online Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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Boston at Cleveland, Sports Betting Lines and Odds
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
501–Boston Celtics +3½ -103 +152 Ov 212½ -111
502–Cleveland Cavaliers -3½ -117 -172 Un 212½ -109

The Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Quicken Loans Arena.

ABOUT THE CELTICS (2016-17: 53-29): Irving wasn’t the lone big offseason acquisition as Boston lured All-Star small forward Gordon Hayward (formerly of the Utah Jazz) to town with a four-year, $128 million deal. The move to Boston allows Hayward to reunite with Brad Stevens, his former college coach at Butler, and he looks to build off a career-best 2016-17 campaign in which he averaged 21.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Veteran post player Al Horford, second-year swingman Jaylen Brown and rookie forward Jayson Tatum are the other likely starters, with Tatum drawing the assignment of guarding James in his NBA debut.

ABOUT THE CAVALIERS (2016-17: 51-31): James missed four of Cleveland’s five preseason games but he did participate in Monday’s practice, which consisted of shooting drills and a walkthrough. “You know I never hide stuff from you guys, I really don’t know,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue told reporters. “I mean, just depends on how he feels after (Monday), but I really don’t know.” Thomas may not make his Cleveland debut until around the All-Star break, so veterans like Rose, Wade and J.R. Smith will be asked to help James and center Kevin Love on the scoring side.

Oddsmakers opened the Cavaliers as -5.5-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game’s total opened at 216.5.

Kyrie Irving figures to receive a chilly reception when he returns to Cleveland as a member of the Boston Celtics for Tuesday’s season-opening game against the Cavaliers. Irving played six seasons with Cleveland but requested a trade following last season and ended up in Boston for a package that included point guard Isaiah Thomas and forward Jae Crowder.

The four-time All-Star guard helped Cleveland reach three NBA Finals – including winning the 2016 title – but reportedly tired of playing with forward LeBron James and now attempts to downplay his return to no avail. “The excitement and the energy is there but I think everything extra has been created by outside influence,” Irving said. “So that’s neither here nor there. I don’t know what that reality is. … It’s going to happen regardless. That’s just the nature of the business. I understand that.” Irving helped the Cavaliers defeat the Celtics in last season’s Eastern Conference finals and Cleveland’s revamped roster includes veteran guards Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose and Jose Calderon in addition to newcomers Thomas (out due to hip surgery) and Crowder. James has been bothered by a sprained left ankle and his availability may not be determined until close to tipoff.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 129-120 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Cavaliers earned a push in the match as a +9-point underdog, while 249 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Boston was a 135-102 loser at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the +9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (237) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

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Team record: 62-38 SU,52-47-1 ATS
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Team record: 64-36 SU,44-51-5 ATS
Cleveland is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Boston home to Milwaukee Wednesday, October 18
Cleveland at Milwaukee Friday, October 20

NBA Sports Betting Tips

1. The Cavaliers went 3-1 in the regular season against the Celtics last season before winning the Eastern Conference finals in five games.

2. Boston F Marcus Morris, acquired from the Detroit Pistons in the offseason, will miss the first few weeks of the season due to knee soreness.

3. Cleveland is 4-23 over the past three seasons when James doesn’t play, including losses in the last 11.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks: Boston Celtics will cover the spread at +3½ and the game will go over 212½ points, according to scamdicappers
PREDICTION: Cavaliers 109, Celtics 107 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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