Celtics vs. Cavaliers Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 3

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 10, 2024

The Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet in Game 3 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics are listed as favorites by 7.5 points for the game, which airs on ABC at 8:30 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 211.5 points.

Our computer predictions for Saturday’s game can help you make an informed wager by picking the best bets available.

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Spread: Cavaliers (+7.5) to Cover

  • The line for this game set by DraftKings and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.0 points of each other).
  • Cleveland’s ATS record is 38-42-2 this season.
  • The Cavaliers are 3-2 ATS this season when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.
  • Boston’s ATS record is 42-36-4 this season.
  • The Celtics have been favored by 7.5 points or more 51 times this season, and covered the spread in 27 of those matchups.

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Total: Over 211.5

  • In this game, the model projects a total (224.2 points) significantly higher than the DraftKings over/under (211.5 points). Bet on the over.
  • In 70 games this year, Boston and its opponent have combined for more than 211.5 points.
  • Cleveland’s games have had over 211.5 points 57 times this season.
  • Celtics games have hit the over 43 out of 82 times this season.
  • A total of 40 Cavaliers games this year have hit the over.

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Moneyline Winner: Celtics (-310)

  • Prediction: Celtics 116, Cavaliers 108
  • This season, Boston has won 63 out of the 79 games, or 79.7%, in which it has been favored.
  • Cleveland has won in 11, or 37.9%, of the 29 contests it has been named as the odds-on underdog this year.

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Derrick White Points Prop: Under 16.5

  • Derrick White posts 15.2 points, 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per contest.
  • White is averaging 15.2 points during the 2023-24 season, 1.3 lower than Saturday’s prop total.
  • He has had a points prop in 77 games this season, and has exceeded the total 37 times.
  • The Cavaliers are 20th in the league 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 gives the Cavaliers 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He also averages 0.7 steals and 1.1 blocked shots.
  • Allen is averaging 16.5 points during the 2023-24 season, 3.0 higher than Saturday’s prop total.
  • Allen has hit the over on his points prop on 38 occasions this season (in 76 games with such a prop).
  • Things are clicking for the Celtics, who are scoring 120.6 points per game (second-best in NBA) and ceding 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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