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Bet on the Celtics to Send Cavaliers Packing in Game 5

The Boston Celtics are the heavy NBA betting favorites to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 on Wednesday.

After winning both games in Cleveland, the Celtics are showing why they’re the current favorites to win the NBA title.

Bet on the Celtics to Send Cavaliers Packing in Game 5
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Cleveland needs to muster up everything it has, but as a +15½ underdog, that seems unlikely according to the BetUS sportsbook.

Here’s a look at some NBA odds to consider!

Cavaliers vs Celtics Game Information

  • Game: Cavaliers vs Celtics
  • Date/Time: May 15, 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: TD Garden, Boston
  • Cavaliers vs Celtics Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Cavaliers vs Celtics Head-To-Head


Cavaliers vs Celtics Odds And Spread


  • The Cavaliers are 22-15-2 ATS following a loss.
  • The Cavaliers are 5-6 ATS in playoff games.
  • The Celtics are 6-3 ATS in playoff games.
  • The Celtics are 25-19-2 ATS in home games.
  • The under is 5-4 in Celtics’ playoff games.


Odds Give Cavaliers No Chance

It’s rare to see a +15½ underdog in a Game 5, but the Cavaliers could be without Donovan Mitchell again.

However, despite not having Mitchell in Game 4, they covered the spread. The number was +7½ before he was confirmed as injured, and the line moved to +12½.

Bettors get an even bigger line for the visitors, who know what it takes to win at TD Garden, and we think they are being underrated.

It will take a good mental effort to get the job done. They need to be much better on defense, especially in the first quarter. Letting the Celtics race away to a big lead is a recipe for disaster.

If the Cavaliers play solid defense, which they’re capable of, there’s no reason why they can’t keep the game to within 15½ points.

We can’t see them winning outright, but they are 2-2 ATS against the Celtics in this series, and the line is inflated because of the calf injury to Mitchell.

With their backs against the wall, expect a desperate Cavaliers team.

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Can the Celtics Score a Blowout Win?

The biggest margin of victory against the Cavaliers in the playoffs was a 120-95 Game 1 win, but the series has been much tighter since.

Much like their regular season meetings, the Celtics have been unable to score a blowout win against the Cavaliers, but they’re expected to do so comfortably on Wednesday night.

There’s no doubt that they’re the team to beat, but bettors should feel some trepidation about covering the -15½ spread.

That’s a big number, no matter who is playing for the Cavs, and the Celtics don’t necessarily need to win by a big margin.

Scoring a win by any margin is good enough to progress to the Eastern Conference final, so they might not leave everything on the floor if the game is in hand.

There’s also the potential of allowing a backdoor cover. If the Celtics are up by 15-20 points late in the game, the reserves will come on. That’s when the Cavaliers could sneak in.

Boston’s Jaylen Brown believes they need to come out with the right attitude and success will happen.

“I think that’s what we need. I think we just need everybody to be on the same page and everybody to come out with the right effort. And that’s 85% of the battle right there,” Brown said.

“We come out, we play hard, and we’re on the same page, and the rest will take care of itself.”


Celtics to Win But Cavaliers to Cover

The Celtics should come away with the win at short odds, but we’re backing the Cavaliers to cover the spread.

They are good enough to keep it close throughout, and although the Celtics will pull away in the fourth quarter, getting +15½ points at the BetUS sportsbook is more than enough to work with.

Darius Garland stepped up in Mitchell’s absence, and could have another big scoring night for the Cavaliers.

That’s enough to keep them in the hunt in what should be the final game in the series.



Questions Of The Day

What is the current series score for Cavaliers vs Celtics?

The Boston Celtics have a 3-1 series advantage after winning consecutive games in Cleveland.

Will Jayson Tatum be the top scorer for the Celtics in Game 5?

Yes. Tatum has scored 33 points in each of the last two games.

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