Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 5/13/2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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The Cleveland Cavaliers head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Sunday, May 13, 2018 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The opening line for this game has Cleveland as 1 point favorites.
The Cavaliers had a regular season record of 50-32. They were 1st in the Central Division. They currently had a point differential of 1.0 as they averaged 110.9 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Celtics had an overall record of 55-27 during the regular season. They finished the campaign 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 104.0 points per game and surrendered 100.4, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 36-55-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 46-46-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 57-33-4 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 50-43-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
05/09/18 G Shane Larkin Shoulder is doubtful Sunday vs Cleveland
04/05/18 G Kyrie Irving Knee is out for season
03/12/18 F Daniel Theis Knee is out for season
Kevin Love averages 17.6 points per contest in 28 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 9.3 rebounds per contest for Cleveland. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%. Lebron James comes into this game averaging 27.5 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 9.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jayson Tatum averages 13.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Al Horford has scored 12.9 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season for the Celtics. He hauls in 7.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 109.9 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 25.9 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Cleveland averages 110.9 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.94 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics give up 100.4 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.3 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year. Boston is 20th in the NBA with 104 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.59. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22.5. The Celtics are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Cleveland is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Boston is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Celtics are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 29th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston +1 and under 204.5 total points
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