NBA Playoff Betting news… In game one of this series the Celtics were struggling and showed their team is aging, with the exception of he young Rajon Rondo. But the Cavaliers gave the job of defending Rondo to none other that Shaq O’neal which contributed largely in the Cav’s win along with the 35 points scored by LeBron James. In the first game the over all ability of
the Cavaliers and their physical strength they exhibited was a little to much for the Celtics.
If the Celtics want to win the 2nd game of this series they need to look to other than Rondo for the scoring as his season average is only 12.7 points per game. The Celtics need to get more out of their Big Three in
Pierce, Allen and Garnett.
Cavaliers are a -6 point favorite with a total of 192.5 at SBG Global.comSportsbook.
The Cavaliers who journey back to Akron with James to Accept his second MVP award, reflected that they would be content letting Rondo
Score his points as long as they could contain the Celtic Big Three.
The Celtics and Cavaliers Stats:
The Celtics are: 50-32 SU, 33-48-1 ATS
The Cavaliers are: 61-21 SU, 37-43-2 ATS
The Celtics lately:
While playing Monday’s they are 8-2
Before they played the Cavaliers they were 6-4
After playing the Cavaliers they are 7-3
After the last loss they are 7-3
The Cavaliers lately:
While playing Monday’s they are 7-3
Before they played the Celtics they were 9-1
After playing the Celtics they are 8-2
After the last win they are 6-4
The Celtics at home vs the Cavaliers, on Friday, May 7
The Cavaliers are heavy 79.2 percent favorites over the Celtics who lead the series 1-0. The Celtics presently are shooting 44.3 percent from the court while the Cavaliers are projected to shoot 47.5 percent. The Cavaliers with a rebounding advantage at 41.1 to 39.1. The Cavaliers commit fewer turnovers at 10.8 vs 16 for Celtics.
NBAOdds Makers have the lines at present for the Cavaliers at -6 1/2 and the Total –Over/Under at 192 1/2 and the Cavaliers are -320 and the Celtics +260 on the Money Line.