BBasketball tipsNBA (Play off)
Match start: 20:30 (GMT+1)
Contrary to all problems, Brad Stevens has helped the Celts for the first time in a long period to reach the Conference finals.
Series of a starting round of the playoffs against Milwaukee has turned into the fight of Boston with Giannis Antetokounmpo. In the hardest 7 matches the hosts of TD Garden nevertheless have won the berth into the second round. But for the match with Philadelphia bookmakers didn’t consider them to be the favorites up to the fourth match when the score was 3-0 in favor of Celtics.
In a series with Philadelphia 76ers Stevens’s team have successfully defended the advantage of home parquet. Meanwhile in the playoffs they have won at home 7 matches, only in the first match against Milwaukee Bucks having used an overtime (113:107).
LeBron ‘s magic has again helped Cavaliers to reach the final of the Eastern Conference. Though in the first round they experienced difficult minutes and the outcome of struggle with Indiana was decided in the seventh match.
Since that moment not only one James has begun to correspond to the status of the challenger for a champion title of NBA in Cleveland. J. R. Smith and Kevin Love have joined the battle and also Kyle Korver was useful thanks to his shots from behind the arc.
Tyronn Lue’s team has spent a series of the second round of the playoffs with Toronto (4-0) on one breath. The rival had chances only in the first game which has ended with overtime (113:112, OT).
Cleveland takes the 12th place in the playoffs by mean accuracy of on average accuracy three-point shots (35.1%) and the 10th place by the number of rebounds in the attack (8.5). But the magic of the leader all the same allows the team to stay afloat and claim for the highest lines.
Matches Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers in a regular season
In the regular championship the teams have met with each other three times. In two cases Cavaliers have won, but on the 4th of January the victory at home was won by Boston (102:88).
Boston Celtics to win 2.00
Cleveland Cavaliers to win 1.80
The game of the regular championship in Boston in which Stevens’ team has won a victory confirms a thesis that if everything goes according to the plan that Celtics have built, we may wait for “over” in this game. Nevertheless Cavaliers aren’t almighty and in matches with Toronto they have just initially taken an initiative, and this became a decisive factor of advantage. Now we are facing absolutely different story and the tension of the final will surely affect the general effectiveness of the teams.
Our tip: Under 204,5 – odds 1.98 Pinnacle