Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers March 6 Betting Preview
This matchup should be the game of the night as two of the Eastern Conference’s best battle it out at Rocket Mortgage Arena in Cleveland. When Boston goes to Cleveland on Monday night, they will play their third game in as many days and have lost three of their last four. The Cavaliers have gained some momentum and will be looking for their third win in their last four games.
Celtics Looking To Avoid Three-Game Skid
After hosting New York in another Eastern Conference matchup on Sunday night, Boston will play games again on Monday night. The Celtics had won nine of their previous eleven games but have now dropped three of their past four.
It was one of their worst stretches of the season as they lost after blowing a 28-point lead against the Brooklyn Nets and an 11-point lead in double overtime against the Knicks, respectively. Poor shooting combined with sloppy fouls and defense have killed the Celtics and Joe Mazulla will look to get his squad back on track.
The Celtics are now 1.5 games back from the Milwaukee Bucks for first in the East as they are battling for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Things won’t get any easier against a solid Cavaliers squad on the road.
Cavaliers Trending Upward
Coming into this one, the Cavaliers were red hot before the all-star break but cooled off in the start of the second half losing three of their last five games. Be that as it may, the Cavaliers have started to pick things up and have covered the spread in three straight games.
Cleveland responded to a Celtics road loss by absolutely demolishing the Pistons at home cruising to a 114-90 victory. Darius Garland scored 21 points, Donovan Mitchell added 20, and Evan Mobley recorded a double-double for the Cavaliers in a well-rounded performance.
This team plays incredibly well at home, sporting a 27-7 home record. In addition, the Cavs will be looking to make up ground in the Eastern Conference standings as they currently sit in the fourth position with a 40-26 record.
Odds And Lines
The spread for this matchup is set at eight point (-110), with the Cavaliers as the favorites.
The Cavaliers have an opportunity to take the series and really make a statement against one of the NBA’s best teams. Cleveland couldn’t have gotten a rematch at a better time, as the Celtics have looked lost these past couple of games, losing to both New York teams in ugly fashion. With Both Al Horford and Jayson Tatum out, the Cavs will try to take advantage of the opportunity and grab a win.
Not only do the Cavaliers play better at home, but they are gaining some momentum after demolishing the Pistons in their last matchup. They have also covered the spread in their last three contests, while the Celtics have failed to cover the spread in their last four games. Back the Cleveland Cavaliers with confidence.
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