Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Cavaliers vs Celtics Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Boston Celtics Tuesday December 15 at TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Cleveland Cavaliers (15-7) vs. Boston Celtics (14-10)
Date: Tuesday December 15th
Time:7:30 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden Arena, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers -135
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -2
NBA Betting Total: 201.5
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The Boston Celtics gave the Golden State Warriors a heck of a ride their last time out, when they took the defending NBA champions into double overtime before falling just short, and allowing the Western Conference side to pick up their record 24th victory to start the season.
They’ll go right back to taking on a team that participated in last year’s NBA Finals on Tuesday evening when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden Arena.
For the Cavaliers, they’re starting to get healthy, which could mean big things are coming from the top team in the East.
The Cavaliers got Iman Shumpert back on the weekend, putting together a 111-76 beat down on the Orlando Magic on Friday evening. Shumpert, who had been sidelined since September with a wrist injury, scored 14 points on 5 of 7 in 25 minutes of court time.
LeBron James scored 25 points while playing only 25 minutes in the rout. The Cavaliers shot 56.9 percent from the field as a team, the best mark they’ve put up all season long. The team also scored 31 points off 20 turnovers.
They’ve now won two in a row following a three-game losing skid.
The Celtics fell to the Warriors by a score of 124-119 in double-overtime at TD Garden on Friday. The team understandably had a letdown in its next outing, but fought back to down the Charlotte Hornets by a score of 98-93 on the road on Saturday.
The Celtics have shot well from deep of late. Avery Bradley is hitting on 46.7 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc over his last seven games, and Isaiah Thomas has hit on 10 of 22 3-point attempts over his last four games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The under is 5-0 in the Cavaliers’ last five games against Eastern Conference opponents.
- The under is 15-6 in the Cavaliers’ last 21 games against Atlantic Division opponents.
- The under is 6-1 in the Celtics’ last seven games against Central Division opponents.
- The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these teams.
- The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these teams in Boston.
Free NBA Prediction:
Both teams pride themselves on their play at the defensive end, and that’s going to be where this game is decided. Expect this game to have a playoff type atmosphere as both sides work out some frustrations from last year’s playoff series.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under 201.5
The Celtics also have the added benefit of getting some extended rest in advance of this one, which will allow the team an opportunity to rest up and come out ready to put together the kind of strong defensive performance we’ve come to expect from this squad.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 94 – Cavaliers 93
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