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2019 NBA Handicapping
(5-17) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics (16-5)
Date: Monday, December 9th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Heat +825 | Celtics -1275
NBA Betting Odds: Heat +13.5 | Celtics -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
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Monday, December 9th finds Eastern Conference rivals the Cleveland Cavaliers and. Boston Celtics facing each other for the second time in the 2019-20 season. In the first meeting on November 5th, the Celtics won 119-113 extending their current win streak over the Cavaliers to five in a row.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Celtics sweeping the series. The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the Heat in 130 of their 210 matches.
The Cavaliers have lost six games in a row with the most recent at the hands of the Philadelphia 76er who demolished them 141-94. Making matters worse Philly did this without Joel Embiid in the lineup.
Four Cavaliers hit double-digit figures with Darius Garland top point man scoring 17. The trio of Tristan Thompson (12), Collin Sexton (10) and Jordan Clarkson (10) were the other three double-digit contributors.
Collin Sexton leads the team in scoring with 17.7 points, Darius Garland tops the assists category with 2.9 and Cedi Osman is the steals leader with 1.1 per game. Tristan Thompson leads three stat categories besting the boards with 10.0 rebounds, has the top best field goal percentage of 51.1 percent as well as the most blocks per game with 1.2.
The only player on the injured list is Dylan Windler who is suffering from a left tibial stress reaction to his shin that will keep him out of the lineup until mid-December.
The Celtics are one of three teams who’ve yet to lose on their home court (Heat, 76ers). They’ll attempt to extend that streak to ten games in this match.
In their last game, the Celtics took down one of the top Western clubs the Denver Nuggets and did so in convincing fashion, winning 108-95.
The trio who are leading the Celtics were the top players again in the win with Jayson Tatum taking the top-scoring honors with 26 points as well as chipping in five assists and seven rebounds.
Jaylen Brown continues to be a vital cog in the process registering 21 points, and seven boards Friday. Kemba Walker is the calming force that manages the group and chips in as the game dictates. Walker pitched in 19 points in the win over Denver.
On the season, Kemba Walker is the team leader in scoring (21.8) and assists (5.0). Jayson Tatum tops the ladder for rebounds (7.0) and steals (1.4) while Jaylen Brown tops field goal percent (49.6) and Daniel Theis is the blocks leader (1.4).
Romeo Lanford is suffering from a right ankle sprain which kept him out of the lineup in the last game and likewise will keep him sidelined for this match.
Robert Williams III is dealing with a sore left hip which will keep him out of the match Monday. Gordon Hayward is back practicing with the team but won’t return for a few more weeks as he rehabs from his broken hand.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Cavaliers are 5-4-1 in the last 10 head to head contests.
- Over Under is 6-4 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Although this could be a trap game the Celtics simply have too much depth and talent for the Cavaliers to contend with.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics ATS
Lately, the Cavaliers have struggled to put points on the board and now their defense is equally in trouble as evidenced by the 141 points they allowed the Embiid-less 76ers to score on them.
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