NBA Conference Finals – Cleveland @ Boston – Game 2

Tonight’s NBA Playoff Picks

It’s Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals tonight. Game 1 saw the Celtics hand the Cavs a hefty 108-83 loss, and Cleveland will have to play at a faster pace tonight, with Lebron in 5th gear to steal one at TD Garden, where the Celtics are unbeaten so far in these Playoffs. Here are tonight’s free NBA picks.

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

Confidence out of 1-5


Eastern Conference Finals – Game 2

Cleveland @ Boston

  • Eastern Conference Final – Game 2
  • Boston Lead Series 1-0

H2H Trends

Under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Boston.
Cleveland are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Boston.
Cleveland are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meeting.

Season Series

GAME 1 Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers 108 : 83
12.02.18 Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers 99 : 121
04.01.18 Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers 102 : 88
18.10.17 Cleveland Cavaliers Boston Celtics 102 : 99

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME AWAY
Cleveland 50 32 29-12 21-20
Boston 55 27 27-14 28-13

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Cleveland 110.9 109.9 +0.9
Boston 104.0 100.4 +3.6

Picks against the spread

 Spread O/U Points   Result
 Boston  Over  Boston
 -1.0  203.0  104-97

The Celtics tore apart the Cavs in Game 1 in a 108-83 thumping, and yet they only earn a -1.0 line from the bookmakers coming into Game 2.

Cleveland scored just 35 points in the first 1/2 of Game 1, missing 22 of their 26 three-point attempts and going just 36% overall.

Lebron scored a Playoff career low of 15 points, along with 7 turnovers thanks to some solid individual defense from Brown, Tatum and Morris, with double teams on The King a feature throughout the game.

Cleveland has seen the total go Over in 5 of its last 7 as an underdog. The Over is 10-1 in the Celtics last 11 following a double-digit win and 10-2 in their last 12 at TD Garden.

Overs all the way tonight, with the Cavs to push the tempo, forcing a smaller lineup from the Celtics.

BEST BET = Over 203.0 and Boston WIN tick