Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals Pick - Odds

May 15, 8:35 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Boston -1

The Cleveland Cavaliers will once again hit the road to take on the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden for Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals. The game is slated for an 8:35 PM tip-off and is slotted to be broadcast for national audiences on ESPN. Overall, Cleveland has won four of the last six meetings between these teams. However, in Game One the Celtics dominated as they defeated the Cavaliers at home by a difference of 25 points. The result served as a shocker considering the amount of fanfare Cleveland generated after their exceptional performance against the Toronto Raptors in the Conference Semifinals.


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Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Overview

The Boston Celtics are not intimidated by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Led by the play of Jason Tatum, Terry Rozier, and Marcus Morris, the Celtics defense held the Cavaliers to just 83 points while dropping 108 on Cleveland in the process. Boston will carry this momentum with them into Game Two.

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Cleveland at Boston Key Betting Trends

  • The Cavaliers come in at 58-37 straight up but have been extremely overvalued as they stand at 36-57-1 against the spread.
  • Boston has been a value play all year long.
  • The Celtics stand at 64-31 SU while also taking ownership of a remarkable 60-33-2 against the spread record.
  • At home, Boston is 35-14 SU while Cleveland is just 24-23 SU away from The Q.
  • In the playoffs, the Celtics remain undefeated at home in Beantown.

Public Money Consensus

In the early going, 54% of the public cash fancy the Cavaliers against the spread and now willing to take back the road points. In the Money Line market, the Cavs are priced at -105 while the Celtics are now a -115 favorite. Initially, this market had opened with the Celtics as a two-point underdog, but action on Boston has pushed this market three points to where Boston is now a one-point favorite. Overall, the Celtics are a 56% consensus selection in this spot. In Over/Under markets, we have seen the market remain idle overall to indicate a lack of steam on either choice. However, 91% of the public money and 87% of the ticket action is on the Over.

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Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Prediction 05/15/2018

Backing Boston sets up takers for a true zig-zag situation. Heading into Game One, the Cavaliers were prone to a massive overreaction after they pulled off the sweep. Now, much of the public will likely head in the other direction given how prolific Boston played against Cleveland. This sets up a situation now to take the Cavaliers who stock plummeted through the fall after the nasty loss. The bottom line is LeBron James showed little concern after the Game One result, so chances are you can expect Cleveland to respond and tie the series up here with the hype off of them.

Free Pick: 
Take Cleveland -105

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