Celtics vs. Cavaliers odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NBA playoff picks, Game

The No. 1 seed Boston Celtics look to close out their Eastern Conference semifinals series when they host the No. 4 seed Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. After dropping Game 2 to the Cavs, Boston has rallied and won two straight games, taking a 3-1 series lead. In Game 4, the Celtics defeated the Cavaliers 109-102. Caris LeVert (knee), Jarrett Allen (rib) and Donovan Mitchell (calf) are questionable for Cleveland, while Kristaps Porzingis (calf) remains out for Boston.

Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics are 14.5-point favorites in the latest Cavaliers vs. Celtics odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 205.5. Before making any Celtics vs. Cavaliers picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model entered the conference semifinals in the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 94-61 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following the model has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Celtics vs. Cavs and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the NBA betting lines and trends for Cavs vs. Celtics:

  • Celtics vs. Cavaliers spread: Boston -14.5
  • Celtics vs. Cavaliers over/under: 205.5 points
  • Celtics vs. Cavaliers money line: Boston -1429, Cleveland +809
  • CLE: The Cleveland Cavaliers have hit the team total Under in 26 of their last 38 away games
  • BOS: The Boston Celtics have hit the 2Q money line in 53 of their last 72 games
  • Celtics vs. Cavaliers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Celtics can cover

Forward Jayson Tatum is an effective shot creator who score from all three levels with ease due to his footwork and range from the perimeter. The Duke product leads the team in rebounds (10.4) and assists (5.4) with 24.2 points per game. In his last outing, Tatum finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

Guard Jaylen Brown provides another capable playmaker. Brown creates his own shot constantly with the athleticism to finish through contact around the rim. The 27-year-old leads the team in scoring (24.4) with 6.9 rebounds per game in the 2024 NBA playoffs. In Game 4, Brown totaled 27 points and eight boards. See which team to pick here.

Why the Cavaliers can cover

Guard Darius Garland will have to shoulder a larger burden offensively with Mitchell in doubt. Garland has a sweet perimeter jumper to go with a calm floater in the lane. The Vanderbilt product also has good court vision as a facilitator. He logs 16.1 points and a team-best 5.5 assists per game in the 2024 NBA playoffs. In Game 4, Garland notched 30 points and seven dimes.

Forward Evan Mobley has been another solid contributor in the frontcourt. Mobley owns a soft touch around the basket while being active on the glass. The USC product can also hit mid-range jumpers to space the floor. He’s averaged 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. On Monday, Mobley racked up 19 points and nine boards. See which team to pick here.

How to make Cavaliers vs. Celtics picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 213 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Celtics vs. Cavaliers, and which side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Cavaliers vs. Celtics spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned more than $2,800 on its NBA picks this season, and find out.

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