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Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Preview & Picks – Underdog Cavaliers To Cover In NBA

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14 Dec 2023
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Leigh Copson 14 Dec 2023
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics picks for Thursday, December 14
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:30 ET at TD Garden
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Preview & Picks
  • Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Form
  • Boston Celtics Form

Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Preview & Picks

Cleveland are tipped to cover as an underdog on the road.

The Cavaliers have covered consistently in recent meetings between the teams, and Boston could be without Jaylen Brown for this one.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-1-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings
  • Cleveland Cavaliers covered in Boston on Tuesday night
  • Boston Celtics are 1-3-0 ATS in their last 4 games
  • The Over has cashed in 4 of Boston's last 5 games

Head To Head

  • Boston Celtics lead the all-time series 160-110
  • Boston Celtics won 120-113 when the two teams last met on December 12

Cleveland Cavaliers Form

Cleveland go into this second game in Boston looking to bounce back from a defeat that ended their three-game win streak.

The Cavaliers dropped back-to-back home games in late November, losing 129-96 to Miami and 121-115 to the Los Angeles Lakers, but they rebounded quickly.

They beat Toronto 105-102 and Atlanta 128-105, but missed out on three consecutive wins as they were beaten 103-95 by Portland.

Cleveland did string together three straight after that though, sandwiching a 121-111 home win against Orlando with road victories in Detroit, 110-101, and Miami, 111-99.

The Cavaliers failed to make it four-in-a-row though, as they lost the first game of this double-header in Boston, 120-113.

Boston Celtics Form

Boston come into this game in great form, having won 12 of their last 15 games to reach 16-5.

The Celtics went on a six-game win streak in mid-November, which was finally ended by a 121-118 overtime defeat in Charlotte.

They rebounded to beat Milwaukee 119-116, only to then suffer a 113-96 defeat in Orlando.

Boston responded well to that defeat though, beating Atlanta 113-103, Chicago 124-97 and Philadelphia 125-119 at home.

The Celtics’ run was ended by a 122-112 defeat in Indiana, but they returned home after that and backed up a 133-123 win over New York with a 120-113 victory against Cleveland.

Verdict

Boston are the better team and have home court advantage, but Cleveland continue to cover when taking on the Celtics so we are taking the Cavaliers and plenty of points.

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Best Bet2: Over 226.5 Total Points @-111.11 at Stake.us - 2 Units
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