*Original betting lines and lineups taken game morning, adjust accordingly.
NBA Playoff Tips
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Cleveland @ Boston
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS – GAME 1
Picks against the spread
|Spread Pick||O/U Points||Result|
Season Points +/-
|06.04.17||Boston||Cleveland||91 : 114|
|02.03.17||Boston||Cleveland||103 : 99|
|30.12.16||Cleveland||Boston||124 : 118|
|04.11.16||Cleveland||Boston||128 : 122|
- Under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Boston.
- Cleveland are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
- Under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
It seems like an eternity since the Cavs last took the floor, in a Game 4 sweep of the Raptors back on the 7th of May. They are as fresh and anxious for a new series as any team could possibly be.
Boston come into this one after a 7 games series win over the Wizards, with just 2 day’s rest, and it’s fair to say they needed every hour of those 48 hours off the floor.
“I’m hurting but it’s the playoffs, so there’s no excuses,” he Isaiah Thomas Jr, adding it’s “My whole body” that hurts.
Game 1 could go either of two ways here. Either the Celtics are going to take momentum into the series against a Cavs outfit that has been rested too long. Alternatively, the Cavs come into this fresh and beat up a tired and worn Celtics outfit.
We aren’t 100% sure of either of those options, but we are liking the Cavs to take this one at the -4.0 line with the fresh legs.
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