Boston vs Cleveland – Game 1

*Original betting lines and lineups taken game morning, adjust accordingly. 

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Cleveland @ Boston


Picks against the spread

Spread Pick O/U Points Result
Cleveland  Under  Cleveland
-4.0 219.5 117-104

Season Win/Loss

Boston 30-11 23-18
Cleveland 31-10 20-21

Season Points +/-

Boston 108.0 105.4 +2.6
Cleveland 110.3 107.2 +3.1


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

The Trends-

  • 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.

Picks –

The Best Pick – Cleveland -4.0 @-110 @5Dimes (‘Reduced Juice’) – WINNING BET

Feeling Lucky – Cleveland 11+ @3.42 (+242) – WINNING BET