The Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm EST when they meet at the Quicken Loans Arena in a game that can be seen on ABC. NBA betting picks have the Cavaliers listed as 6.5-point favorites at home against the Celtics while the game’s total is sitting at 194. Six players reached double figures as the Celtics ran over the Indianan Pacers 122-103 on Friday. The Celtics covered the 9.5-point spread in NBA odds while the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 204.5.
Paul Pierce netted 20 points to lead the Celtics, while Rajon Rondo collected 16 points with 11 assists in the win to end their two game losing streak. Most of the starters were able to sit out in the fourth quarter allowing the reserves like Glen Davis who scored 15 and Nate Robinson who added 15 to get some court time. “We really had a heart-to-heart this morning,” Paul Pierce said after the game. “We just hope it carries into the rest of the season.” Heading into today’s match-up on ABC, the Celtics are 41-23 straight up on the season, 25-38-1 against the spread in NBA betting picks and 8-2 after playing the Pacers. Bet Boston +6.5 on the road as underdogs in NBA odds against Cleveland with a 10% bonus.
LeBron James poured in 23 points with six rebounds and 10 assists after sitting out for the past few games with injured ankle to lead the Cavaliers over the Philadelphia 76ers 100-95 on Friday. The Cavaliers failed to cover the 7.5-point spread in NBA picks and the 195 points went UNDER the posted total of 198 at online sportsbooks. Mo Williams added 21 points for the Cavaliers and Delonte West chipped in with 17 to lift the Cavaliers to their second straight win. “I felt a little off rhythm,” said James after the game. “My wind was a little off, but it felt great to get back on the court with the guys.” Bet the Cavaliers -6.5 at home as favorites in NBA betting odds against the Celtics with a 10% bonus.
Heading into today’s match-up on ABC, the Cavaliers are 51-15 straight up, 31-33-2 against the spread as favorites in NBA picks and 8-2 after playing the 76ers. Cleveland is 5-1 against the spread in NBA odds for their last 6 games when playing at home against Boston and 15-1 straight up in their last 16 games at home. The Celtics are 5-2 straight up in their last 7 games on the road while the NBA betting has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland. Vegas sports odds at the MGM Mirage sportsbook have the Cleveland Cavaliers -7 favorites at home against the Boston Celtics with a total of 194.5.