The Cleveland Cavaliers go to Boston, Massachusetts to take on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Friday. It’s a battle of Eastern Conference teams on the hardwood floor up in Beantown.
|Date:||Friday December 27, 2019|
|Time:||at 4:00 PM (EST)|
|Location:||TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Odds/Point Spread:||Boston Celtics -13.0|
CONSENSUSFROM 173 PREDICTIONS
|36%||CLEVELAND||67% over 216|
COMPUTER PREDICTIONSTATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
|9-21 (12-16-2 ATS) this season||21-7 (18-8-2 ATS) this season|
|Cleveland are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games.||Boston are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games.||The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.|
|Cleveland are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games.||Boston are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.|
|Cleveland are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Boston.||The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games against Cleveland.|
|Cleveland are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Boston.||Boston are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games at home.|
|Cleveland are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.||Boston are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland.|
|Cleveland are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston.||Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.|
|Cleveland are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games this season.||Boston are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.|
|Cleveland are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.||The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Central division.|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games played in December.||The total has gone OVER in 14 of Boston’s last 20 games played in December.|
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
Boston Celtics Injuries
|Larry Nance Jr. (Knee) is questionable Friday vs Boston||Marcus Smart (Eye) is questionable Friday vs Cleveland|
It’s a clash of Eastern Conference groups on the hardwood floor up in Beantown. The Cleveland Cavaliers are out and about as they travel to confront the Boston Celtics Friday evening. Cleveland comes in off a 121-118 home win over Atlanta in their past challenge Monday night. Boston earned a 118-102 street prevail upon Toronto on Christmas Day Wednesday evening. The Celtics lead the record-breaking ordinary season arrangement 131-80 and have won the last six gatherings. That incorporates two matchups this year, with Boston taking a 110-88 home win in the latest challenge on December 9.
Cleveland earned a third consecutive triumph as they brought down Atlanta at home in their last challenge. The Cavaliers entered Thursday in the storm cellar of the Central Division, 17 games behind the Bucks. In the Eastern Conference season finisher picture, Cleveland stands thirteenth, four games behind the Magic for the last season finisher spot. Against the Hawks, the Cavaliers drove by 10 after one quarter however observed the game tied after seventy five percent. In the last quarter, Cleveland opened with a 19-5 rush to take a 113-99 with 5:07 to play and figured out how to hold tight for a triumph. The Cavaliers shot 52.1 percent from the field, including 11 of 29 from three-point run, and defeated 23 turnovers in the challenge. Collin Sexton drove Cleveland with 25 points in the triumph.
The Cavaliers are 27th in the group in scoring this season with 104.5 focuses per game. Cleveland is 21st in rebounding back with 44.2 caroms a night while the group stands 28th with 21.5 assists per challenge. The Cavaliers are underneath normal protectively, positioning 22nd in scoring resistance by permitting 113.5 focuses per game. Kevin Love is second in the group with 16.2 points, 10.7 rebounds back and 2.9 helps per challenge this year. Collin Sexton (group high 17.8 points), Tristan Thompson (12.9 points, 10 rebounds back) and Darius Garland (11.4 points) are scoring in twofold figures on the year. Larry Nance Jr. (8.6 points, 7.2 rebounds back), Cedi Osman, Dante Exum and Kevin Porter Jr. are key bits of the revolution for the Cavaliers. Cleveland is 24th in the alliance by shooting 44.4 percent from the field. The Cavaliers are tied for twentieth in the alliance in made threes with 11.1 triples a night while positioning 25th in three-point shooting by shooting 34.2 percent from downtown.
Boston rung up their fourth consecutive triumph as they brought down Toronto north of the fringe just because since 2015 Wednesday evening. The Celtics entered Thursday holding the top spot in the Atlantic Division by a half-game over the 76ers. Boston trailed 10-0 out of the entryway yet outscored Toronto 28-9 the remainder of the opening quarter to take a noteworthy lead following 12 minutes. The Celtics didn’t see their lead dip under three the remainder of the manner in which on the way to the triumph. Boston shot an even 50 percent from the floor, including 14 of 33 from past the circular segment, and conquered 19 turnovers in the game. Jaylen Brown drove the Celtics with 30 focuses in the triumph.
The Celtics participate in this challenge positioned fifteenth in the association in scoring offense with a normal of 111.4 points per game this season. Boston is ninth in rebounding back by pulling down 46.1 rebounds back per challenge and stand twentieth in helps with 23.3 dimes per game. On the season, Boston is second in the alliance in scoring safeguard by permitting 103.2 points per challenge. The Celtics are driven unpalatably by Kemba Walker, who sets up 22.6 points, four bounce back and 5.3 helps per game on the year. Jayson Tatum sets up 21.3 points in addition to 7.2 sheets a night while Jaylen Brown (20.2 points, seven bounce back), Gordon Hayward (17.3 points, six sheets) and Marcus Smart (11.8 points, 4.6 helps) are strong supporters unpleasantly. Boston is tied for thirteenth in the alliance in field objective rate by shooting 45.8 percent from the floor as a group on the year. The Celtics are tied for tenth in three-pointers per game as they channel 12.4 triples every night while they rank tied for twelfth by hitting 36 percent of their endeavors from past the circular segment. Hayward returned against Toronto December 25 in the wake of missing three games with nerve torment in his foot while Smart is sketchy in the wake of missing the last seven games with a disease in the two eyes.
Cleveland may have dominated three straight matches however a more intensive see that shows two or three likenesses. Every one of the three of those games were at home and they came against a trio of sub-.500 groups. Those elements vacate the premises here as Cleveland needs to go out and about, where they are 3-11 on the season, and face a group playing .750 ball at this moment. Boston is 12-1 at home and right now beat Cleveland by 22 at home this month. The Celtics are getting this show on the road along. It’s difficult to see the Cavaliers being in excess of a hindrance to another success. Boston should journey in this challenge.
Prediction: Boston Celtics -13