Free NBA Pick: Celtics vs. Cavaliers NBA Odds
Looking for Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Celtics taking on the Cavaliers on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Celtics Cavaliers matchup.
2021 NBA Handicapping
(6-6) Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (8-5)
Date: Saturday, November 13th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics -140| Cavaliers +120 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics +2.5
NBA Betting Total: 202.5
Saturday, November 13th finds the Boston Celtics facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first of two consecutive games at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (Saturday and Monday).
This match will also find both clubs playing the second game of a back-to-back set that finds the Celtics hosting the Bucks and the Cavs hosting the Pistons on Friday.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Cavaliers winning two of the three contests. The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the Cavaliers in 134 of their 216 matches.
On Wednesday, the Celtics exacted revenge for the home-opening loss to the Raptors by returning the favor in their own beat down of their Atlantic division rival.
Boston took the lead early building it to 16 points and never truly relinquished their stranglehold while the Raptors played uncharacteristically without energy and aggression.
Jayson Tatum led the way producing a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds with seven assists. In spite of the easy victory, the Celtics didn’t play great which was reflected in Tatum’s 22 points that required 24 shots to achieve.
One player who feasted was Robert Williams III who also posted a double-double of 16 points (on 8 of 11) and 13 rebounds including eight offensive boards.
All five Celtics starters plus Josh Richardson (15) scored in double-figures including 20 from Dennis Schroder 13 from Marcus Smart and 10 from Al Horford.
Jaylen Brown remains out with a hamstring strain that is expected to keep him off the court for at least two weeks.
An early-season Cinderella team is the Cavaliers who have taken a step as a young team learning how to win in a variety of ways.
That process typically has growing pains which is what happened on Wednesday when the Cavs who led the Wizards by nine points with under six minutes remaining failed to close out in clutch time.
Ricky Rubio led the scoring for Cleveland scoring 20 points along with five rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Jarrett Allen posted a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.
His Cleveland tower partner and standout rookie Evan Mobley scored 19 points, along with seven rebounds, two assists, and a block.
With the loss of Sexton, Darius Garland has taken on a larger role as he offered 19 points and four assists but turned the ball over four times.
Kevin Love and Lauri Markkanen remain in quarantine following health and safety protocols with neither playing on Friday. Collin Sexton tore his meniscus and the franchise hasn’t offered any definitive timeline for his return.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics teams are 8-2 in the last 10 head to head
- The Celtics are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- Over Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
The Celtics have the harder Friday opponent facing the Bucks which might take a toll playing in the back-to-back. They rank 23rd offensively and tied for ninth defensively.
Heading into the Friday match the Celts had won three of four and possessed the top-ranked defense during that period. Meanwhile, prior to the loss versus Washington, the Cavs had won four in a row.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers +2.5
I like the Cavs to win one of these consecutive games versus the Celtics and given they have the easier Friday opponent it bodes well for Cleveland to have more in the tank Saturday.
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
Register here for a FREE NBA Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!