Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics October 28 Betting Preview
Both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are expected to be in the thick of things and in the conversation for the Eastern Conference playoffs, as they’re both off to a 3-1 start. The Cavs bolstered their team by acquiring Donovan Mitchell during the offseason.
The Celtics addressed an area of need at the point guard position by acquiring Malcolm Brogdon.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview
The Cavs shocked the world last season by getting to the play-in tournament, as many had this team finishing towards the bottom of the league yet again.
With them being ahead of schedule, they felt inspired to swing for the fences and acquire Donovan Mitchell, as they added to a core featuring Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley.
The results are looking amazing to begin the season, as their record suggests. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 28.5 points and 7.3 assists per game, as he appears more than comfortable to be donning a Cavs jersey after spending his entire career with the Utah Jazz.
Something the Celtics will have to watch out for is Allen’s rim-protecting skills, as the Celtics are a team that does love to get to the rim.
“You can work hard and have fun, that’s what Cavs basketball is all about,” Allen said after the Cavs’ most recent win. “Evan showed tonight that he can be one of the best in the league, and we just went out and competed hard. That’s what it came down to.”
Boston Celtics Betting Preview
The Celtics are looking to get back to the NBA Finals this season, as they hope that the combination of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown can get it done once again. Both are such dominant scorers and are great defenders out on the wing, which creates a nasty recipe.
The Celtics dropped the first game of their season on Monday against the Chicago Bulls, as they just didn’t get enough production from their guys outside of Brown and Tatum.
Boston could’ve used more from vets Al Horford and Malcolm Brogdon, as both have proven they’re more than capable scorers.
The Cavs will have their hands full in trying to down to combo of Brown and Tatum though, but they’ll have a nice safety net protecting the rim in Jarrett Allen.
The odds for this game favor the Celtics with a spread of -6.5, a well as the moneyline favorites with odds of (-250).
The Celtics are favored because they’re home and they have the better and more together team at this point in time.
However, the Cavs could give the Celtics a legitimate run, so expect the Cavs to at least be able to keep this game within six points.
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