Following an easy Game 1 home victory that no one saw coming, the second-seeded the Boston Celtics (55-27), are hosting once again hosting the fourth-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) in game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals after destroying them in the series opener by 25 points, in one of LeBron’s worse postseason appearances of his career.  Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Game 2 Spread and Prediction.

Date/Time:  05-15-2018, 15:30 EDT

Spread: Boston Celtics 0

Total: +203

Boston had a 54-26 record (50-30-2 ATS) in the regular season. The Celts finished in 2nd place of the Eastern standings. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won at home against the Cavs in game 1 with a 108-83 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Jayson Tatum with 18.6 ppg, adding 4.6 rebounds per game. He is followed by Jaylen Brown with 17.4 ppg and 5.1 rebounds, while Terry Rozier adds 17.4 ppg, 5.5 rebounds and a team high 5.9 assists per game.

Cleveland had a 50-32 record (32-49-1 ATS) in the regular season. Team LeBron finished 4th place of the East. In their last game they saw a five-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Celtics in game 1 with a 108-83 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LeBron James with a playoff-high of 32.7 ppg, adding 9.2 rebounds per game and a team high 9 assists per game. He is followed by Kevin Love with 14.9 ppg and a team high 9.9 rebounds per game, while Kyle Korver adds 10.1 ppg.

Both teams are tied 2-2 wins so far this season with the Celtics being 2-1 at home. Last season the Cavs eliminated the Celtics in the Eastern Finals with 4-1 wins. Celtics are 35-14 at home so far this season. The Cavs are 24-23 on the road. Celtics are better both offensively, scoring 104.4 ppg to Cavs’ 101.8 and defensively, allowing a third-best of 101 ppg to Cavs’ 102.5.

The Cavaliers have a better field goal percentage (45.7% to 45.1%). While the Celtics have a better 3-point percentage (36% to 33.7%). Celtics are better in rebounding (42.8 to 38.6) and in assists made (21.6 to 19.6), while Cavs are better in turnovers committed (11.9 to 12.3). Vegas odds give a 0 spread for this game and expect the Celtics to beat the odds once again as they have been extremely strong at home throughout the season.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Game 2 Prediction: Boston Celtics 0 (-109)

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

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