Celtics vs Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/12

Celtics vs Cavaliers Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/12

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics

Boston, MA; Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. EST

Spread: BOS -9.5
Over/Under: 224.5

Introduction

The Boston Celtics (16-5) face the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-9) at the TD Garden on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. EST. With the Celtics well-rested and the Cavaliers playing back-to-back games, this preview analyzes key player statistics, recent team performances, and predicts why the Celtics are poised to win and cover the -9.5 points spread.

 

Team Analysis

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers, currently third in the Central Standings, have a 7-3 record on the road. Caris LeVert, Ty Jerome, and Evan Mobley are listed as out for this game.

Player Spotlight: Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell, averaging 27.6 points per game with an outstanding 45.5% field goal percentage, is a key player for the Cavaliers.

 

Boston Celtics

The Celtics, leading the Atlantic Standings, have a perfect 10-0 record at home. No players are listed as injured for this game.

Player Spotlight: Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum, averaging 27.5 points per game with a 49.6% field goal percentage, is a standout performer for the Celtics.

 

Game Insights

With the Celtics having a strong home record and being well-rested, while the Cavaliers play on back-to-back nights, the prediction is that the Celtics will dominate and cover the -9.5 points spread.

Top Performers

Key performers for the game include Donovan Mitchell for the Cavaliers and Jayson Tatum for the Celtics. Tatum's consistency and the Celtics' rest provide a favorable scenario for a convincing win.

Injuries

Caris LeVert, Ty Jerome, and Evan Mobley are listed as out for the Cavaliers. No players are injured for the Celtics.

 

Prediction

Considering the Celtics' excellent home record, well-rested condition, and the Cavaliers playing on consecutive nights, the prediction is that the Celtics will win and cover the -9.5 points spread. The Celtics are still undefeated at home so far this season so it will be a tough task for the Cavs on this spot.

 

Pick: Boston Celtics -9.5

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