NBA Showdown: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics

NBA Showdown: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics

In a rematch of the Eastern Conference Championship from a season ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers are at the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. These two teams are a couple of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. The Boston Celtics are 30-10 on the season, and have the best record in the East over Toronto. The Celtics have won three straight games, including a 108-105 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled as of late. The Cavaliers are 24-12 on the season, but have dropped their last three games heading into Tuesday’s home affair against the Portland Trail Blazers. Cleveland is third in the Eastern Conference as they are trailing the Celtics and the Raptors.  The Boston Celtics are -3 over the Cleveland Cavaliers in this Eastern Conference battle on Wednesday.

Celtics Looking to Expand Lead

The Boston Celtics are led by their point guard and former Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. The former Duke star is scoring 24.8 points per game, and dishing out 5 assists per game. The Celtics have been a pretty solid home team, as they have won 16 out of 21 games at the TD Garden Center.

Rookie Jayson Tatum is putting together a nice season for Boston. Another former Duke standout is scoring 14 points per game, and is one of five players for Boston that is scoring double digits per game. Boston ranks second in all of the National Basketball Association defensively, as they are allowing 98.5 points per game.

Cavaliers Looking to Find a Win

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3.5 games ahead of the Detroit Pistons in the Central Division. The Cavaliers also lead the Bucks, Pacers and Bulls in the division. Cleveland has allowed 100+ points in their last two games, and have dropped to 23rd in the league allowing more than 107 points per game.

LeBron James continues to lead the Cavaliers in scoring. The King is scoring more than 27 points per game. Kevin Love is second on the team with 20 points per game, and is also leading with 10+ rebounds per game. Cleveland is seeking their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals and fourth 50+ win regular season in a row.

Cavaliers Win on the Road

Anytime these two teams get together, we see some great basketball. These two teams played to start the season, and Cleveland came away with the win. This was the game that Gordon Hayward was hurt, and lost for the season. Isaiah Thomas is expecting to get back Tuesday for Cleveland, so his status is questionable for the Wednesday game.

When push comes to shove, one guy is better than everyone else in this game. That guy is LeBron James. He is the reason the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to win this game, despite being on the road. When you bet on this game,  bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers +3 over the Boston Celtics in NBA action on Wednesday