Celtics vs. Cavs NBA Playoffs Pick

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The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semi-Finals series. These two teams have battled over the years, and they simply don't like each other. The Cavaliers are favored by 7 tonight, with a total of 191 points expected. TNT will televise the game at 8:00 EDT.

Cleveland gets to meet their bitter rival in the Conference Semi-Finals for the 2nd time in 3 years. Everyone involved with the Cavaliers organization is excited to play Boston. These two teams simply don't like each other, as they've had numerous tussles through the years. F LeBron James will be accepting his league MVP award tonight, yet another example of how electric the atmosphere will be tonight. The Cavaliers are the odds on favorite to win the Championship, as they finished the season with the overall best record in the NBA. Cleveland is 65-22 SU and 40-46-1 ATS overall this season. The Cavaliers are 38-6 SU and 18-25-1 ATS in home games this season. Cleveland is an impressive 4-1 ATS as a home favorite between 6.5 and 9 PTS this year. James is averaging nearly 32 PPG this postseason, while shooting 56.7% from the field. F Antawn Jamison is enjoying his time with the Cavaliers this postseason, averaging 19.7 PPG. PG Mo Williams is the only other Cavaliers player averaging double figures in the playoffs, averaging 15.6 PPG.

The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a road winning percentage greater than .600%. The Over is 7-2 in the Cavaliers last 9 playoff games as the listed favorite. Forward LeBron James is listed as Probable with the most talked about elbow in the world.

There might not be a more confident postseason team than the Boston Celtics. This veteran group expects greatness, and they know they have one more opportunity to earn an NBA title this year. Boston despises Cleveland, so this series will be must see TV. The Celtics split their season series with the Cavaliers, 2-2 both SU and ATS this year. Boston won in Cleveland on opening night this season, 95-89 as 5 point underdogs. The Celtics easily dispatched of the Heat in the 1st Round, winning the series 4-1 both SU and ATS. The Celtics offense was sharp against the Heat, and they will look to continue that form against the Celtics. All 4 games against the Cavaliers this season went Over the posted total. Boston is 54-33 SU and 37-48-2 ATS overall this season. The Celtics were a great road team this season, going 27-16 SU and 22-20-1 ATS. Boston is 9-10 ATS as the listed underdog this year. 4 of the 5 Celtics starters are averaging more than 14 PPG, led by F Paul Pierce. Pierce is averaging 19.6 PPG, while teammate G Ray Allen is averaging 19.4 PPG during the playoffs.

The Celtics are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 playoff games as the listed underdog. The Over is 6-1 in their last 7 games as an underdog.

Pregame.com projects the final score to be 94-88 in favor of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Under 191 is the Total of the Day!


Johnny Detroit, Gambling911.com 


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