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
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.
|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|
Season Points +/-
Picks against the spread
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.