Celtics vs. Cavaliers Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 4

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 12, 2024

The Boston Celtics take a 2-1 series lead into Game 4 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics are listed as favorites by 8.5 points for the game, which airs on TNT at 7:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under set at 206 points.

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Spread: Cavaliers (+8.5) to Cover

  • The model line and the DraftKings line are within 0.5 points of each other.
  • Cleveland is 38-42-2 against the spread this season.
  • The Cavaliers have covered the spread twice when an underdog by 8.5 points or more this season (in three opportunities).
  • Boston’s ATS record is 42-36-4 this season.
  • When playing as at least 8.5-point favorites this season, the Celtics have an ATS record of 24-18-2.

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Total: Over 206

  • The model predicts a total (223.9 points) much higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game (206 points). Take the over.
  • Boston’s games have had more than 206 points scored on 76 occasions this season.
  • So far this season, 70 Cleveland’s games have featured more than 206 points scored.
  • Celtics games have hit the over 43 out of 82 times this season.
  • The Cavaliers and their opponents have combined to hit the over 40 out of 82 times this season.

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Moneyline Winner: Celtics (-375)

  • Prediction: Celtics 116, Cavaliers 108
  • Boston has entered the game as favorites 79 times this season and won 63, or 79.7%, of those games.
  • Cleveland has been chosen as underdogs in 29 games this year and has walked away with the win 11 times (37.9%) in those games.

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Jayson Tatum Points Prop: Under 27.5

  • Jayson Tatum posts 26.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 1.0 steal and 0.6 blocks.
  • The 27.5 points prop bet over/under set for Tatum on Monday is 0.6 more than his season scoring average (26.9).
  • Tatum has gone up against a points prop bet in 77 games this season, and he’s exceeded the total 33 times.
  • The Cavaliers put up 112.6 points per game and allow 110.2, ranking them 20th in the NBA on offense and seventh defensively.

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

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