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Game 4 Preview Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Game 4 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals pick for Boston and Cleveland series from SkyBook online sportsbook

Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers

  • When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
  • Spread: Cavaliers -15
  • Over/Under: 217

Bet on the Celtics

It was to be the Celtics night. Boston made their stand and ended up winning Game 3 in Cleveland, 111-108.

Despite Isaiah Thomas not taking the court, the Celtics managed to be effective on shooting. Boston hit 18 of 14 threes with Marcus Smart accounting from seven of them.

very Bradley led the way, scoring 20 points including three from downtown. Meanwhile, Al Horford continues to struggle and has only hit 15 of 28 shots from the field through three games.

The Celtics got some serious contributions from their bench however, with Jonas Jerebko and Kelly Olynyk scoring a combined 25 points along with plenty of strength throughout the game.

Bet on the Cavaliers

You could argue that the Cavaliers rested on their laurels in Game 3 and hence the loss. Regardless, Cleveland let a 21-point lead slip through the cracks and allowed the Celtics to get to within one game of tying the series. 

LeBron James took a breather, so it seemed, and uncharacteristically stepped off the accelerator. He only scored 11 points on 4 of 13 shooting from the field with six turnovers. Regardless, James is putting up 32.2 points on 55.4 FG%, 8.3 rebounds, and 7.0 assists in these playoffs, so don’t expect him to have another off-night. 

Kevin Love was fired up, contributing with  28 points with seven three-pointers, while also grabbing 10 rebounds.

Trends 

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
  • Boston is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
  • Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston

Game Prediction:

Do you really think LeBron will have another off night? He could, but it’s unlikely. Expect him to come out gunning to prove who’s the King. Cleveland wins 122-95