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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/12/2021

Collin Sexton's Cleveland Cavaliers (21-48) will look to earn an upset of Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (35-34) on May 12, 2021. The Celtics are a 6-point favorite. The matchup features an over/under of 219.

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How to Watch

Time: 8:00 PM EST
TV Channel: NBCS-BOS

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Celtics vs. Cavaliers Betting Data

Celtics vs Cavaliers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -6 -110 -110 219 -110 -110

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has a losing 32-36 record against the spread this season.
  • When they play as at least 6-point favorites, the Celtics have an ATS record of 11-10.
  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over in 54.4% of games (37 out of 68 matchups).

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Cavaliers Betting Data

  • Cleveland has a losing (24-44-1) record against the spread this season.
  • Cleveland hit the over in just 46.4% of their games (32 of 69 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • Boston's games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Wednesday's matchup over/under (219 points) in 46 out of 69 opportunities (66.7% of matchups).
  • In Cleveland's games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Wednesday's matchup point total in 34 out of 69 matchups (49.3%).
  • The Celtics average 113 points per game against the Cavaliers' 103.8, amounting to 2.2 points under the matchup's total of 219.
  • This matchup's total is 4.9 fewer points than the 223.9 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Celtics have seen a 224.6 over/under in their games this season, 5.6 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Cavaliers' games have an over/under of 216 points this season, three points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Boston has won nine games against Cleveland, while the Celtics also perform better against the spread, accumulating a 3-2-1 record ATS in those contests against the Cavaliers.

Celtics vs Cavaliers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/17/2021 Celtics Cavaliers -8 212.5 -333 267 Regular Season 117-110 CLE
1/24/2021 Celtics Celtics -6 212.5 -231 189 Regular Season 141-103 BOS
3/4/2020 Celtics Cavaliers -4.5 215 -178 148 Regular Season 112-106 BOS
12/27/2019 Celtics Celtics -14 215.5 -1282 841 Regular Season 129-117 BOS
12/9/2019 Celtics Celtics -13.5 216.5 -1538 861 Regular Season 110-88 BOS
11/5/2019 Celtics Cavaliers -6 215.5 -251 207 Regular Season 119-113 BOS
3/26/2019 - Cavaliers - - - - Regular Season 116-106 BOS
2/5/2019 - Cavaliers - - - - Regular Season 103-96 BOS
1/23/2019 - Celtics - - - - Regular Season 123-103 BOS
11/30/2018 - Celtics - - - - Regular Season 128-95 BOS
  • 3/17/2021 DNP - Celtics: Kemba Walker;

    Cavaliers: Andre Drummond, Kevin Love

  • 1/24/2021 DNP - Celtics: Jayson Tatum;

    Cavaliers: Kevin Love

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    Celtics Players to Watch

    • The scoring leader for the Celtics this season is Tatum, who averages 26.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game.
    • Boston's leading rebounder is Tristan Thompson averaging 8.2 boards per game and its best passer is Marcus Smart and his 5.7 assists per game.
    • The Celtics get the most three-point shooting production out of Kemba Walker, who knocks down 3.0 threes per game.
    • Smart and Robert Williams III lead Boston on the defensive end, with Smart leading the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game and Williams in blocks averaging 1.8 per contest.

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    Cavaliers Players to Watch

    • Sexton is at the top of the Cavaliers scoring leaderboard with 24.4 points per game. He also collects 3.2 rebounds and dishes out 4.3 assists per game.
    • Cleveland's leader in rebounds is Jarrett Allen with 9.9 per game, and its leader in assists is Darius Garland with 6.2 per game.
    • Kevin Love is consistent from deep and leads the Cavaliers with 2.1 made threes per game.
    • Larry Nance Jr. (1.7 steals per game) is the steal leader for Cleveland while Allen (1.5 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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    Injury Report

    Celtics:

    Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist),

    Kemba Walker: Out (Injury management),

    Marcus Smart: Out (Calf),

    Robert Williams III: Out (Foot)

    Cavaliers:

    Darius Garland: Out (Ankle),

    Cedi Osman: Day To Day (Ankle),

    Lamar Stevens: Out (Concussion),

    Isaiah Hartenstein: Out (Head),

    Dylan Windler: Out For Season (Knee),

    Matthew Dellavedova: Out For Season (Neck),

    Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Thumb),

    Taurean Prince: Out For Season (Ankle)

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