Celtics vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 24, 2021

Jaylen Brown leads the Boston Celtics (8-6) into a matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers (8-7) after putting up 42 points in a 122-110 loss to the 76ers. The Cavaliers are underdogs in the matchup on Sunday, January 24, 2021, which tips off at 7:00 PM ET on FS-OH. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 24, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Celtics vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 24

Celtics:
Romeo Langford: Out (Right wrist),
Aaron Nesmith: Day To Day (Back),
Jayson Tatum: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Payton Pritchard: Out (Knee)

Cavaliers:
Kevin Love: Out (Calf),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Concussion)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Cavaliers (+7)
Prediction Celtics 111, Cavaliers 105

The model favors the Celtics by 5.9 points, just 1.1 less than the 7-point spread set by FanDuel.

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Celtics Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 10 26.9 7.1 3.8 1.0 0.8 3.5
Jaylen Brown 14 26.9 6.0 3.7 1.4 0.6 2.6
Marcus Smart 13 13.8 2.8 5.6 1.5 0.5 1.8
Daniel Theis 14 8.5 5.3 1.2 0.4 0.8 0.6
Payton Pritchard 14 7.7 2.4 2.6 0.9 0.3 1.2

Celtics Player Props

  • Jayson Tatum’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 25.5, 1.4 points less than his season average of 26.9.
  • Tristan Thompson’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 21.5, 5.8 higher than his season average of 15.7.
  • Tatum’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, equal to his season average of 3.5.
  • Robert Williams III’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 blocks higher than his season average of 1.4.

Cavaliers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Collin Sexton 10 26.8 2.4 4.2 1.3 0.3 2.2
Andre Drummond 14 18.8 15.2 3.0 1.6 1.4 0.0
Darius Garland 7 16.3 2.9 5.9 1.1 0.3 2.3
Cedi Osman 15 13.3 3.9 3.8 0.9 0.2 2.3
Jarrett Allen 14 11.8 10.1 1.6 0.6 1.6 0.0

Cavaliers Player Props

  • Collin Sexton’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 22.5, 4.3 points less than his season average of 26.8.
  • Darius Garland’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 18.5, 6.5 less than his season average of 25.0.
  • Cedi Osman’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.8 shots less than his season average of 2.3.
  • Larry Nance Jr.’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.9 steals less than his season average of 2.4.

Shooting Trends

  • The Celtics are shooting 46.7% from the field this season, 0.8 percentage points higher than the 45.9% the Cavaliers allow to opponents.
  • Boston has a 6-4 record against the spread and a 7-3 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 45.9% from the field.
  • Cleveland is 5-3 against the spread and 5-3 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 46.7% from the field.
  • The Cavaliers have shot at a 45.3% clip from the field this season, 1.6 percentage points less than the 46.9% shooting opponents of the Celtics have averaged.
  • Cleveland is 5-0 against the spread and 5-0 overall when it shoots higher than 46.9% from the field.
  • When Boston’s opponents shoot higher than 45.3% from the field, it is 4-1 against the spread and 4-1 overall.
  • The Celtics’ 36.8% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 1.9 percentage points lower than opponents of the Cavaliers have shot from deep (38.7%).
  • Boston is 5-3 against the spread and 6-2 overall when it shoots better than 38.7% from distance.
  • Cleveland is 8-2 against the spread and 8-2 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 36.8% from deep.
  • The Cavaliers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (35.7%) is 0.7 percentage points lower than opponents of the Celtics are averaging (36.4%).
  • Cleveland has a 5-2 ATS record and is 5-2 straight-up when the team makes more than 36.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Boston is 3-3 ATS and 3-3 overall in games it shoots over 35.7% from deep.
  • The Celtics knock down 12.1 three-pointers per game this season, two more made shots on average than the 10.1 per game the Cavaliers allow.
  • Boston is 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall when it connects on more threes than its opponents, while Cleveland is 5-6 ATS and 5-6 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Celtics rank 20th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Cavaliers allow the 23rd-fewest made threes in the league.

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Celtics vs Cavaliers Stat Rankings

Celtics Rank Celtics AVG Cavaliers AVG Cavaliers Rank
18th 110.6 Points Scored 104.3 29th
14th 110.9 Points Allowed 106.6 4th
18th 44.2 Rebounds 44.8 13th
8th 11.2 Off. Rebounds 11.6 3rd
20th 12.1 3pt Made 10.1 27th
24th 22.6 Assists 24.2 18th
22nd 14.7 Turnovers 14.9 24th

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