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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips - Boston continue winning trend with Game 1 win against visiting Cavaliers

Last updated: 07 May 2024
Ryan Tucker 07 May 2024
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics expert tips for Wednesday, 8th May
  • Tip-off is at 9:00 AM AEST at TD Garden, Boston
  • Eastern Semi-finals Game 1 featuring Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics could be a short series with Celtics likely to dominate.
  • Celtic's top 3-point shooting range matches poorly with Cavaliers' struggle to keep low Shooting % from 3 point land.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 

Game 1 of the Eastern Semis and we see the Boston Celtics matching up against the Cleveland Cavaliers in what is expected to be another short series for the Celtics. 
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA Basketball 2024 Betting Tips 
  • Head to Head 
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Form
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Team News
  • Boston Celtics Form
  • Boston Celtics Team News
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 FAQ’s

Boston shouldn’t have trouble at home against the Cavs having won the last three straight against them at TD Garden. Boston easily disposed of the undermanned Heat in the first round whilst Cleveland had to go to 7 games to get past the Magic.

Boston’s shooting prowess, especially from distance is going to be a factor not only in this game but in this series as a whole. The Cavs have had difficulty keeping their opponents to a low Shooting % from 3 point land this season and Boston are the best team in the league at making the 3.

In the 4 wins the Celtics had over Miami they got out to early leads, expect the same in this one as Boston try to stamp their mark on this series.

  • Boston average a 12.3 point 1st Quarter margin in their last 3 games
  • Cleveland rank 15th in the league in Opposition 1st Quarter Points over their last 3 games
  • The Celtics are 1st in the NBA in 3pts Attempted and 3pts Made
  • Boston are also 2nd in the league in 3pt% averaging 38.8% per game
  • 8 of the last 10 games between these teams have been won by the home team

Head to Head 

2023-24 Match Results:
Mar 24CLE105-104BOS
Dec 23BOS116-107CLE
Dec 23BOS120-113CLE

2022-23 Season Series: 

The Cavs won the series 3-1 with all three wins coming in OT. In the last 10 matchups the teams have split the winnings 5-5 with the same number for ATS and Over/Under.

Cleveland Cavaliers Form

Cleveland needed all 7 games to reach the series victory over Orlando in the first round. It was ultimately the home court advantage that held out for the Cavs as they were totally outplayed on the Magic home court allowing an average of 112pts in their road games.

The Cavaliers though were the 4th best Defensive team on the road through the regular season allowing only 109.9 pts per game to their opposition, the question will be whether they can return to that form in this series against the NBA’s top seed. 

Cleveland Cavaliers Team News

Jarret Allen missed the last three games of the first round but is listed as questionable as he tries to return from a rib contusion. 

Boston Celtics Form

Boston had a gentleman's sweep against the Heat in sweet revenge from last year's Conference Finals where it was the Heat that eliminated the Celtics.

The Green Machine were clinical in their attack with their league leading shooting continuing in through the play-offs. They were also devastating in defence and held the Heat to under 90 points in the last 3 games straight sealing the first round win.

Boston Celtics Team News

Kristaps Porzingas is still out but could be back in this round if the Celtics aren’t bundled out in 4.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 FAQ’s

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

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

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

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA 2024 starts at 9:00 AM AEDT.


The Handicap line is BIG and I'm not comfortable laying double digits in any play-off game let alone a Conference Semi. Boston have had amazing first quarters so far this Play-Offs so let’s grab them at -4.5 in the first with a low total in the Game.
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CLE Cavaliers @ BOS Celtics