[8:00 PM] Celtics @ Cavaliers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Boston Celtics (2-1)

@ Cleveland Cavaliers (4-0)


Current odds:

Boston Celtics: (+500)

Cleveland Cavaliers: (-700)


ESPN simulations have Boston as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Cleveland to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Cavilers by 10.5 points.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-0 for the first time in 16 seasons and look to remain unbeaten when they host the Boston Celtics on Thursday. The Cavaliers had their offense revving while posting a 128-120 victory over Houston on Tuesday after holding each of their first three opponents under 100 points.

Frontcourt player Amir Johnson was the recipient of increased playing time with Horford sidelined and recorded 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including a career-best four 3-pointers, in the win over the Bulls.

Kevin Love is averaging 21 points after scoring 24 against the Rockets and also is getting ample credit for his defense. Coach Tyronn Lue thinks the fact that Love’s offensive game has been stellar has aided his efforts on the defensive end, while the power forward feels he’s not the liability on defense that many people think.

The Cavaliers won two of last season’s three meetings.

Boston PG Marcus Smart (ankle) made his season debut against the Bulls and recorded seven points on 2-of-8 shooting in 34 minutes.

Cleveland SG J.R. Smith has made nine 3-pointers while averaging 15.5 points over his last two games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Cleveland Cavilers

Confidence: 7/10

StreakSmarter Pick