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Celtics vs. Cavaliers odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NBA playoff picks, Game 4 best bets from proven model

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The No. 4 seed Cleveland Cavaliers will host the top-seeded Boston Celtics in a Game 4 showdown on Monday. Boston owns a 2-1 lead after they defeated Cleveland 106-93 in Game 3. The Celtics are averaging 107.4 points per game in the 2024 NBA playoffs, while the Cavs are allowing 102.2 points per contest. Kristaps Porzingis (calf) is out for Boston. Donovan Mitchell (calf) and Jarrett Allen (rib) are listed as questionable for the Cavs.

The game from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland will tip off at 7 p.m. ET. Boston is an 8.5-point favorite in the latest Cavaliers vs. Celtics odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 206.5. Before making any Celtics vs. Cavaliers picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model entered the conference semifinals in the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 94-61 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following the model has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Celtics vs. Cavs and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the NBA betting lines and trends for Cavs vs. Celtics:

  • Celtics vs. Cavaliers spread: Boston -8.5
  • Celtics vs. Cavaliers over/under: 206.5 points
  • Celtics vs. Cavaliers money line: Boston -357, Cleveland +286
  • CLE: 4-2 ATS this season against Boston
  • BOS: 48-39-3 ATS this season 
  • Celtics vs. Cavaliers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Cavaliers can cover

Guard Mitchell (questionable) continues to be the Cavs No. 1 option. Mitchell’s explosiveness and shot-creating ability make him such a tough matchup for opposing teams. The five-time All-Star also has some deep shooting range, and in the 2024 NBA playoffs, Mitchell leads the team in points (29.6) and steals (1.3) with 5.4 rebounds per game. In his previous contest, he had 33 points, six rebounds and made seven 3-pointers.

Guard Darius Garland is a shifty ball handler who has an effective jumper which spaces the floor. He owns good court vision to find the open man when running offensive sets as the Vanderbilt product leads the team in assists (5.3) with 14.7 points in the postseason. He dropped 15 points and six assists in his last matchup. See which team to pick here

Why the Celtics can cover 

Guard Derrick White has been a reliable scoring threat in the backcourt. White can handle the rock while scoring from all three levels on the floor. The 29-year-old also creates for others on a consistent level. He logs 19.9 points, 3.6 assists, and shoots 44% from downtown in the 2024 NBA Playoffs. He had 12 points and three assists in his last game.

Guard Jrue Holiday is a versatile two-way force. Holiday provides a lot as a floor general and excels attacking downhill offensively. His instincts and awareness make him a pesky defender. The 33-year-old averages 9.4 points, five rebounds, and four assists a game in the 2024 postseason. In Game 3, Holiday had 18 points, eight boards, and five assists. See which team to pick here

How to make Cavaliers vs. Celtics picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 215 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits nearly 70% of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine

So who wins Celtics vs. Cavaliers, and which side of the spread hits nearly 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Cavaliers vs. Celtics spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned more than $2,800 on its NBA picks this season, and find out.

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