May 25, 2017
There is one pick tonight.
Take Boston Celtics +10 spread against Cleveland Cavaliers for 3% of the bankroll.
The Boston Celtics now find themselves with their backs against the wall, down 3-1 in their series and face possible elimination tonight. Boston carried over their momentum from their Game 3 upset of the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road, starting out fast and holding a double-digit lead heading into the half, however, their lead was short lived as both Kyrie Irving and LeBron James exploded in the third quarter and Cleveland coasted to another double-digit victory.
The Celtics have shown signs of life over the last two games and seem to finally be playing well enough on the defensive side of the ball to keep the explosive Cleveland offense (somewhat) contained. This is a do-or-die situation for the Celtics tonight. They lost both of their home games against Cleveland in blowout fashion and even if they happen to fall short of picking up the outright victory and extending their playoff life, we at least expect them to be competitive in this contest and not let down their fans with yet another blowout loss, especially if this is the last time the Celtics step foot on their home court this season.
The loss of Isaiah Thomas is a blow to the Celtics; however, they have played much better without him simply due to the fact that they have been contributions from nearly everyone on the floor. Thomas was the floor general and the offense had run through him, with him now out of the rotation, it has allowed other role players to step up and make an impact. We have seen both Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk step up and have solid performances over the last two games and wouldn't be surprised if they had repeat performances again tonight.
This is the biggest game of the Celtics' season and we expect them to come into this contested motivated and ready to fight. Cleveland may ultimately win this matchup and advance to the Finals; however, we believe the Celtics will keep things close and even potentially challenge for the victory. This is simply too many points to lay against a desperate home team. The value is on the Celtics in this matchup tonight.
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