Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Game 6 Pick - Betting Odds and Predictions

May 25, 8:35 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Cleveland -7

The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Boston Celtics at the Quicken Loans Arena for Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals. The contest is slated for an 8:35 PM tip-off and is set to be broadcasted for national audiences on ESPN. After a prolific performance in Game Five on their home court, the Boston Celtics have not take a 3-2 lead in this series. The Celtics improved to 11-0 in the post-season and in doing so have the Cavaliers staring elimination straight in the face. For LeBron and company, it is "win now or go home".

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Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Overview

Once again, the Boston defense led the way to an emphatic victory in Game Five. The Boston defense curtailed Cleveland’s offensive operations to just 83 points. In the regular season, Boston boasted having one of the best scoring defenses in the league complemented by a strong presence on the boards. In Game Five, Boston outrebounded Cleveland 45-39. It is worth noting that Boston also outshot Cleveland 85-74 limiting the opportunities for the Cavaliers to score.

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Boston at Cleveland Key Betting Trends

  • The Cavaliers come in at 60-38 in straight-up markets but have been extremely overvalued all-season long as they remain 38-59-1 against the spread.
  • On the contrary, Boston has been a value play all year long.
  • The Celtics stand at 66-33 SU while also procuring an astounding 62-35-2 against the spread record.
  • As mentioned, a huge narrative in this series is the matter of home court advantage.
  • Boston is an abysmal 1-6 SU on the road in the playoffs.
  • Cleveland has won their last seven straight at home this postseason.

Public Money Consensus

In the early stages, 65% of the public cash and 58% of the ticket action are with the Cavaliers against the spread. On the contrary, we have yet to see the market move in response to this apparent public lean. In many consensus forums, there seems to be substantial interest in Boston. 80% of the consensus in these forums like the Celtics. In the Money Line market, the Cavs are priced at -330 while the Celtics are a +270 underdog. In Over/Under markets, we have seen the market rise by a point to indicate action on the Over. To confirm this, 82% of the public money and 74% ticket action are in on the Over.

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Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 05/25/2018

For the Cavaliers, it has been a tale of two series. The same can be inferred for the Celtics. At home, Cleveland has scored a combined 227 points as their offense has erupted in The Land. On the road, Cleveland has failed to break the 100-point mark in their three defeats in Beantown. The ebbs and flows will once again go in Cleveland’s direction here for Game Five. The focus is not so much who will cover but the fact that the spot is prime for scoring to be optimized. We’ll take the Over.

Free Pick: 
Take Over 202

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