Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Game 3 Pick - Odds and ATS Predictions

May 19, 8:35 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Cleveland -6.5

On the day of the Royal Wedding, the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Boston Celtics at the Quicken Loans Arena for Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals. The game is scheduled for an 8:35 PM tip-off and is set to be broadcasted for national audiences on ESPN. Overall, Cleveland has had its way against the Celtics in the build-up to this series. However, the Celtics have dominated the Eastern Conference Finals as they won both games at home hosting the Cavs, jumping out to a 2-0 lead. In Game One, the Celtics defeated the Cavaliers by a margin of 25 points. In Game Two, the contest was far closer as LeBron James would go for 41 points and put together a triple-double while doing so. Boston would outscore Cleveland 107-94.



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Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Overview

The talk of the town is the reckless abandon that the Boston Celtics have played with in this series. Very simply, they don’t seem to acknowledge the fact they are up against the three-time defending Eastern Conference Champion but then again, this team wasn’t given much of a chance in the playoffs all season long. The work of Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown, Jason Tatum, Marcus Morris, and Al Horford continues to leave memorable impressions on all who watch.

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Boston at Cleveland Key Betting Trends

  • The Cavaliers come in at 58-38 in straight-up markets, but as they have been in this series, they have been extremely overvalued all-season long as they stand at 36-58-1 against the spread.
  • Boston has been a value play all year long.
  • The Celtics stand at 65-31 SU while also producing a remarkable 61-33-2 against the spread record.
  • An essential narrative in this fixture is the matter of home court advantage.
  • Boston is 1-4 SU on the road in the playoffs.
  • Cleveland on the season remains 34-13 SU at home when they are in "The Q."

Public Money Consensus

In the early stages, 53% of the public cash and 58% of the ticket action are with the Celtics against the spread. On the contrary, we have seen this market rise by a point to indicate the otherwise and that steam has rolled in on Cleveland. In the Money Line market, the Cavs are priced at -280 while the Celtics are a +240 underdog. In Over/Under markets, we have seen the market rise by half of a point to indicate action on the Over. 80% of the public money and ticket action is on the Over to affirm this trend.

Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 05/19/2018

We saw Boston in this position in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match-up against the Milwaukee Bucks. Boston jumped out to a 2-0 lead and Milwaukee came in as a mid-range favorite when they were curating hosting duties in Game Three. The Bucks would thrash the Celtics despite the fact they looked dead in the water in Beantown the game before. History has a funny way of repeating itself. Boston plays at a much lower level on the road, and you can expect King James to take full advantage of that. Swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Cleveland -6.5