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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips - Celtics regain ascendancy with win on the road.

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  • Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers expert tips for Sunday, 12th May
  • Tip-off is at 10:30 AM AEST at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland
  • Tied at 1-1, Celtics predicted to win Game 3 despite poor shooting in Game 2
  • Cavaliers not at same level as Celtics, will struggle unless Boston underperforms
  • Article includes expert analysis, head to head results, team forms, team news, and top betting tips
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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 


Who would have thought we would be tied at 1-1 heading into Game 3? But these Play-Offs have hit different this year, a beautiful mix of sweeps and drawn out series with hints of superstardom and a new generation of talent
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Boston had a dour shooting performance in Game 2, something that has maybe not been a regular occurrence but has happened enough to not be a surprise. But to have two bad shooting nights in a row is an even rarer occurrence for the Celtics. Expect them to steady the ship and get the win on the road in Game 3.

Cleveland are a good team, hell they are in the second round, but they aren’t at the level of Boston and will only get a look in this series in the types of games where Boston allows it.

  • Boston are 1st in the NBA in 3pt Attempts and 3pt Makes
  • Cleveland defends the 3 at an average rate allowing their opponents the 9th best 3pt% 
  • Boston average the most 1st and 2nd quarter points in the league at over 31 per game
  • The Cavs are 15th in 1st Quarter Scoring Defence allowing their opposition 28.2 pts per game

Head to Head 


2024 Play-Off Results:
DateHomeScorevsScoreAway
Game 2BOS94-118CLE
Game 1BOS120-95CLE

2023-24 Season Series: 
DateHomeScorevsScoreAway
Mar 24CLE105-104BOS
Dec 23BOS116-107CLE
Dec 23BOS120-113CLE

Boston Celtics Form


Boston struggled to shoot in Game 2 in very similar circumstances to the corresponding first round game in which they lost. It has become a trend for the Celtics to drop a game here and there with pitiful shooting performances the underlying factor as they went 23% from the perimeter in Game 2.

To add to the woeful shooting they were also tired and sluggish on the defensive end allowing Cleveland to shoot nearly 55% from the floor, a massive difference to the 45.3% they have held opposition teams to throughout the season.

Boston Celtics Team News


For Boston, Kristaps Porzingis is still out but no other major injuries are noted.

Cleveland Cavaliers Form


Cleveland turned their road form around in Game 2 to get the surprise win over the Celtics. The Cavs went into the game 0-4 away from home through this year’s Play-Offs, the worst record of any of the teams in the second round. 

Whilst the Cavs were lucky that Boston had a bad shooting night, things went well within their own team with Evan Mobley and Caris LeVert contributing to Donavan Mitchell’s scoring for a team that has lacked proper help through the first round.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team News


Jarret Allen is questionable for this one with Rib bruising

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA 2024 FAQ’s

How to watch Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game 2024?

You can watch the Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA 2024 game via Kayo Sports or the NBA Game Pass App.

What time does Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA 2024 start?

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA 2024 starts at 10:30 AM AEDT.

Verdict

The Celtics are predicted to rebound and take the win convincingly in Cleveland. Following their Game 2 loss in the first round they came back to win Game 3 by 20! I don't expect the same type of margin in this one with Cleveland being a better team than Miami, but Boston will cover the line.

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Betting Slip | 12 May 2024

BOS Celtics @ CLE Cavaliers