Celtics vs. Cavaliers Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 5

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 14, 2024

The Boston Celtics are favored by 16 points heading into a decisive Game 5 of the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on Wednesday, starting at 7:00 PM ET on TNT. The Celtics are currently ahead 3-1 in the series. The over/under is set at 206.5 for the matchup.

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Spread: Cavaliers (+16) to Cover

  • The model and DraftKings both have the Celtics taking home the win, but the model has them winning by slightly less (14.2 points). Lean towards taking the Cavaliers.
  • Cleveland is 38-42-2 ATS this season.
  • Boston’s ATS record is 42-36-4 this season.
  • The Celtics have been favored by 16 points or more five times this season, and covered the spread in two of those contests.

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Total: Over 206.5

  • The DraftKings point total for this game is more than two possessions lower (17.3 points) than the model projection. Put your money on the over.
  • A total of 76 times so far this year, Boston and its opponent have combined to score more than 206.5 points.
  • Cleveland’s games have finished with over 206.5 points scored 70 times this year.
  • The Celtics and their opponents have combined to go over the point total 43 out of 82 times this season.
  • So far this year, 40 out of the Cavaliers’ 82 games with an over/under have gone over the point total.

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Moneyline Winner: Celtics (-1600)

  • Prediction: Celtics 119, Cavaliers 105
  • Boston has won 63, or 79.7%, of the 79 games it has played as the favorite this season.
  • Cleveland has been victorious in 11, or 37.9%, of the 29 contests it has been chosen as an underdog in this season.

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Jaylen Brown Points Prop: Under 24.5

  • Jaylen Brown posts 23.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 1.2 steals and 0.5 blocks.
  • The 24.5-point over/under set for Brown on Wednesday is 1.5 higher than his scoring average on the season.
  • Brown has had 77 chances to hit the over on a point prop this season and came through 38 times.
  • Offensively the Cavaliers are the 20th-ranked team in the league (112.6 points per game). On defense they are seventh (110.2 points allowed per game).

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Donovan Mitchell Points Prop: Under 27.5

  • Donovan Mitchell is averaging 26.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. He’s sinking 46.2% of his shots from the field and 36.8% from 3-point range, with 3.3 treys per game.
  • The 27.5-point total set for Mitchell on Wednesday is 0.9 more points than his season scoring average.
  • So far this season, Mitchell is 25-for-66 at going over the total set for his points prop.
  • Everything is clicking for the Celtics, who are scoring 120.6 points per game (second-best in NBA) and allowing 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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