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Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Betting Pick

Game 2 of the best of 7 series between the Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics will take place on Thursday. The top seeded Boston Celtics lead the series 1-0 after a win on Tuesday. Cleveland will look to even up the series on Thursday, before they head home for the next two games.

Cleveland went 48-34 during the regular season. That garnered the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland needed that home court advantage in the first round, as they took down Orlando in Game 7. The Cavaliers are 0-4 on the road in the postseason so far this season.

For Boston, they are riding high following their 25 point win in Game 1. The Celtics are the top seed in the East, as they went 64-18 in the regular season. Boston needed five games to eliminate the Miami Heat in the first round. Boston is 3-1 at home in the postseason.

The Boston Celtics are -13.5 at home in this game over Cleveland. The total is set at 213.5.

Cleveland Cavaliers

After allowing 40 points in the first quarter, the Cavaliers never really had a chance to win the game on Tuesday. The Cavaliers could not slow down the Boston scoring attack, and their barrage from downtown. Cleveland eventually lost all four quarters and the game by 25 points.

In the loss, Donovan Mitchell was the high scorer. Mitchell went for 33 points in the game. The shooting guard has been red hot as of late. In Game 6 against Orlando, he scored 50, and then he added 39 in the Game 7 win. During the regular season, Mitchell scored 26.6 points per game.

The Cavaliers know they are going to have to play better defense. The Cavaliers are 4-4 now in the postseason. In all four postseason wins, the Cavaliers held their opponents to 103 or less points. In the four postseason losses, Cleveland is allowing 114.5 points per game.

Boston Celtics

The beat went on for the Boston Celtics. Boston saw Jaylen Brown go off for 32 points, while high scoring Jayson Tatum needed just 18 points in the game. The Celtics saw five guys score double figures in the game. Tatum has not been needed nearly like he has in the past, as his high mark in the postseason is just 28.

Brown has now gone for 30+ twice this postseason. The Celtics remain without big man Kristaps Porzingis, as he has not played since April 21st with an injury. Porzingis is likely to miss the entire postseason.

Boston was the second best scoring team in the regular season. The Celtics scored 120.6 points per game. Boston made 16.5 three pointers per game as well. In the win on Tuesday, Boston was able to knock down 18 from downtown, including 7 from Derrick White. White finished with 25 points. It was his third straight game with 25+ points in the postseason.

Celtics Smoke Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to win a game in this series. The problem is – it will not be in Game 2 or in Boston. Cleveland will grab a win at home to keep the series alive, but that’s about it. Boston is a much better basketball team, and will show it again in this game.

The Celtics win, and they win big in this game. Our final bet for this game on Thursday is the Boston Celtics -13.5 over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your National Basketball Association betting!

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