Boston Celtics at Cleveland Basketball Betting

Basketball betting on Tuesday is highlighted by the TNT television game between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.

This is a great matchup in NBA betting to start the 2009-2010 season. Basketball betting has the Cavaliers as 4.5 point favorites with a total of 187.5.  Last season in NBA betting each team won two games.  The home team won each time as basketball betting stats indicated.  Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 20.3 points per game against the Cavaliers last season. Kevin Garnett averaged a double-double with 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in his two games against Cleveland last basketball betting season.

The Cavaliers are 12-6 against Boston since the start of the 2004-05 season.  LeBron James averaged a team-high 27.5 points per game last season against Boston while Mo Williams averaged 16 points per game.  The last regular season meeting between the two teams was a Cleveland rout. The Cavaliers won at home by a score of 107-76 last April.  It was a season low for the Celtics in points.  LeBron had 29 points in that game.  The other NBA betting meeting in Cleveland between the two teams wasn’t that much closer. It occurred in January and the Cavaliers routed the Celtics 98-83. LeBron poured in 38 points in that basketball betting win.

Cleveland has a brutal start to the basketball betting season.  They start the 2009-2010 NBA betting season with four games in five days.  In the first five weeks of the basketball betting season the Cavs have seven back-to-back situations.  They first five road trips are all multiple-game trips.

Boston has been a solid team in basketball betting at the sports book on the road of late. They are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games.  They are also solid against the Central Division as they are Celtics are 3-1-1 vs. sportsbook numbers in their last 5 vs. the Central. The Celtics are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland.

Cleveland is even better at the sportsbook against the Atlantic Division.  They are 22-5 ATS in their last 27 vs. the Atlantic. They are a very good sports book favorite as well. The Cavaliers are 11-3-1 in basketball betting in their last 15 games as a favorite. And as a home favorite they are 37-16 vs. basketball betting odds in their last 53 games.

Looking at the basketball betting total we see that 17 of the last 25 Boston games where they were getting points on the road went under. Eight of the last nine Cleveland Tuesday games went under.  The last four meetings between the two teams in Cleveland went under the basketball betting number.