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2021 NBA Handicapping
(35-34) Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (21-48)
Date: Wednesday, May 12th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, OH.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -10
NBA Betting Total: O/U 217.5
On Wednesday, May 12th the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers play for the final time this season having split their prior matches..
Two games on Tuesday affected massive shifts on the Eastern Conference seeding ladder. The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics for the second time in three days. Meanwhile, on the opposite coast, the New York Knicks lost in overtime to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The resulting effect is the Heat and Knicks join the idle Hawks with precisely the same records of 38 and 31. For now, that means the Hawks move up to fourth since they have a better record versus their division, then Miami while New York falls to sixth.
For Boston, they remain seventh seemingly destined for the play-in tournament given they trail the trio in front of them by three games and lost the tiebreaker to Miami and Atlanta.
Their lone opportunity is a long shot requiring the Knicks to lose all three games (Spurs, Hornets, Celtics) while Boston must win all three (Cavaliers, Wolves, Knicks). Barring this occurring the Celtics will finish seventh or lower.
The loss to Miami highlighted precisely how much Boston will miss two-way talent Jaylen Brown who will have surgery to repair a tendon in his wrist and be lost for the rest of the season.
Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum scored 36 and 33 points respectively while Evan Fournier (20) and Kemba Walker (10) also offered double-figure scoring. However, the Celtics bench was outscored 20 to 50 with Tyler Herro (24) outscoring them all on his own.
Robert Williams III was out Tuesday missed the game with left foot turf toe.
The Cavaliers have lost 11 games in a row and are tied with the Magic with the fourth-best odds to win the NBA Draft lottery. Houston and Detroit (who lost to Minny on Tuesday) seem to be locked as two of the three teams who’ll get the 14% odds.
The Thunder is the third team but has played one more game than Cleveland and Orlando who have the same win total. Assuming Detroit, OKC, Cleveland, and Orlando lose their remaining games the latter three will have to rely on coin tosses to determine their odds seeing.
Whether coincidence or fact, like all the teams trying to tank for the bottom three, the Cavaliers’ injury list is extensive. In their last match, they dressed the bare minimum of eight players.
Cedi Osman (right ankle soreness) is questionable. Darius Garland (left ankle sprain), Matthew Dellavedova (neck strain), Lamar Stevens (concussion protocol), and Isaiah Hartenstein (concussion protocol) are listed as out Wednesday.
Larry Nance Jr. (right thumb fracture), Taurean Prince (left ankle surgery), and Dylan Windler (left knee surgery) are all out likely for the remainder of the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 9-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Celtics are 6-3-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
Should be an easy win for the Celtics despite playing in a back-to-back set and facing a rested Cavs squad who’ll likely be playing a skeleton roster.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics ATS
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