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Eastern Conference Finals: Game 1
Date: Sunday May 13
Time: 3:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cavs -114, Celtics -105
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 204
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The King has brought them this far but there is still one more hurdle for LeBron James before he returns to the Finals, er if he returns. Despite criticism most of the season that is looking like the mosly likely scenario.
All season long Boston wanted to position itself as that final hurdle. They might have envisioned a different way of doing it but here we are. Nothing left to do but challenge the thronw so to speak.
The funny thing about the playoffs if that it truly doesn’t matter how you get there. There are no style points otherwise Cleveland might have been left out of the running this season. At times it was pretty ugly.
Over the two series it took to get to this point though the Cavaliers have found at least their offensive mojo. With James leading the way they have a dangerous attack that can score in bunches. They are clicking.
Though he struggled in game one of their series win over Toronto Kevin Love eventually found his game. He is a rare threat who is truly dangerous inside and out.
In game four against the Raptors we saw an emergence of George Hill. I think they are going to need more from him in this series with the Boston backcourt emerging. He can do a little of everything and isn’t shy about the moment.
I am not a fan of Ty Lue as a coach but he has gotten them this far. He might have better material but he is going to ge a run for his money from Brad Stevens in this series.
People like to use the term playing with house money and I get it but this Boston team hardly seems satisfied with where they are at the moment. The question is whether they have enough left to go further.
While I don’t like the Celtics to win the series I like them in game one. Yes they have had an extra bit of rest compared to Boston but I think the Celtics are going to have a good game plan to try and disrupt Cleveland’s game plan.
Most of all I think they are going to attack LeBron in a way that other teams never did. With Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown they can take turns putting the pressure on him. LeBron won’t crack but limiting him just a little is key.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-0 in Cavaliers last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Cavaliers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Under is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Over is 3-0-1 in Celtics last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Over is 5-0 in Celtics last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Still a few days til this one tips off and I think by then the line will be bigger as the rational arguments build up for the Cavs.
The Celtics have been consistently underrated and I think this is what happens again. They take game one – it might be their only win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics -1.5
I would wait on this one and even look to some in game opportunities
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 104 – Cavaliers 100
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