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(1-2) Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (2-1)
Eastern Conference Round 3: Game 4
Date: Tuesday May 23
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavaliers -2500, Celtics +1400
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -14.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
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After winning G3 in shocking fashion the Celtics are back in the series, technically, but it is hard to see how they are going to sustain that level of performance. Still dealing the Cavs their first playoff loss counts for something.
Is LeBron mortal or is everyone just entitled to have a bad game every once in a while. It might sound cliche but I wonder if Boston might have done too much to make him mad. Watch out in this one.
Down 0-2 and missing their top scorer it would have been easy for the Celtics to just give up on the season. They were down big in the first half of G3 but fought back to win.
Marcus Smart led the team with 27 points. The extra playing time helps but he is also proving himself to be a great two way player too. All that stuff about not needing IT becomes that much more interesting when he is on his game.
Without Isaiah Thomas dominating the ball the Celtics got something out of Kelly Olynyk for the first time in the series. He scored 15 points and when he and Jonas Jerebko were on the court the Celtics played at their best.
Avery Bradly took a lot of shots in G3 but didn’t make a lot of them. He got into it with Kyrie a bit and I am not sure that helps his game. He is just not that kind of player.
Boston has to have some confidence coming into this one even though pulling another upset would still be a pretty big shock. Just look at that opening line. Nobody is expecting a repeat of Sunday night.
It was just one game but instead of the Cavs extending their impressive playoff run they suffered a loss. It has been long enough that you have to wonder just how they respond to it.
LBJ had his worst game in the playoffs but I am not really worried about him. They shortened up the bench for some reason in this one and even still they did not get good production from that group.
Kevin Love had another strong game scoring 29 points. This has been his best playoffs but they still do not always look to him when the game is in the balance. He is often not even on the floor.
Obviously LeBron has to play better but this team can win even if he plays at just an All-Star level. With the Warriors routing the Spurs in the West I think we are going to get an ornery Cleveland team back on mission in G4.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-0 in Celtics last 7 Tuesday games.
- Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Conference Finals games.
- Celtics are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win.
- Cavaliers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Cavaliers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Cavaliers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Free Game 4 Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction:
Still a huge number for this one implying the Cavs bounce back in a big way and not what the Celtics have figured out how to stop this juggernaut. Especially so as they mix and match to replace IT.
The total went over for the second time in three games and is basically the same it was heading into G3.
4* Free NBA Game 4 Betting Pick: Over 216.5
I do see the Cavs getting back to their winning ways but beating teams regularly by that many is very hard to do. The total seems like the safer bet.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 116 – Boston 107
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