Celtics vs. Cavaliers Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 2

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 8, 2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to overcome the odds as 13-point underdogs heading into Game 2 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Thursday, starting at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. The Celtics are on top 1-0 in the series. The matchup has an over/under of 212.5 points.

If you are aiming to make an informed wager on Thursday’s game, find out the best bets available in this matchup, below (based on our computer predictions).

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Spread: Celtics (-13) to Cover

  • Both DraftKings and the model expect the Celtics to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (14.7) is 1.7 points further in their direction.
  • Boston’s ATS record is 42-36-4 this season.
  • When playing as at least 13-point favorites this season, the Celtics have an ATS record of 11-5.
  • Cleveland is 38-42-2 against the spread this year.

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Total: Over 212.5

  • In this game, the model projects a total (224.3 points) considerably higher than the DraftKings over/under (212.5 points). Bet on the over.
  • Boston and its opponent have broken the 212.5-point mark 68 times this season.
  • Cleveland’s games have finished with over 212.5 points scored 56 times this season.
  • The Celtics and their opponents have combined to go over the point total 43 out of 82 times this season.
  • A total of 40 Cavaliers games this year have gone over the point total.

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Moneyline Winner: Celtics (-900)

  • Prediction: Celtics 119, Cavaliers 105
  • Boston has entered the game as favorites 79 times this season and won 63, or 79.7%, of those games.
  • Cleveland has come away with 11 wins in the 29 contests it has been listed as the underdog this season.

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Derrick White Points Prop: Under 17.5

  • Derrick White posts 15.2 points, 4.2 boards and 5.2 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 1.0 steal and 1.2 blocks.
  • The 15.2 points White scores per game are 2.3 less than his over/under on Thursday.
  • He is 37-for-77 at going over his points prop this season.
  • The Cavaliers are 20th in the NBA in points scored (112.6 per game) and seventh in points allowed (110.2).

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Jarrett Allen Points Prop: Under 13.5

  • On a per-game basis, Jarrett Allen gets the Cavaliers 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He also averages 0.7 steals and 1.1 blocked shots.
  • The 13.5-point over/under set for Allen on Thursday is 3.0 lower than his season scoring average of 16.5.
  • Allen has had a points prop in 76 games this season, and has hit the over 38 times.
  • Things are clicking for the Celtics, who are scoring 120.6 points per game (second-best in NBA) and surrendering 109.2 points per contest (fifth-best).

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All stats in this article refer to the 2023-24 regular season.

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