Basketball betting for the 2008-2009 regular season opens up on Tuesday, October 28th as the defending NBA Champion Boston Celtics host the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game televised on TNT.
The Celtics were not only the NBA champs last year; they were the best team according to pro basketball betting numbers as they went 52-28-2 against the spread.
Basketball betting odds have the Celtics favored in this game against the Cavaliers. Cleveland has had good success against the spread though at Boston, covering 5 of the last 6 games. LeBron James has always given the Celtics trouble and this year he may get some help. The Cavaliers added guard Mo Williams from Milwaukee in the off-season. They also picked up center Lorenzen Wright in the off-season. Williams ranked 13th overall in assists per game (6.3) in the NBA.
Here are the basketball betting stats for Tuesday’s game. The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Atlantic according to basketball betting statistics. The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games according to pro basketball betting numbers. The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings between the two teams.
Pro basketball betting stats show that the Celtics are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 home games. The Celtics are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games according to basketball betting stats. The Celtics are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. the Central according to basketball betting numbers.
In terms of the basketball betting total we see that the Under is 8-3 in the Cavaliers last 11 vs. the Atlantic. The Over is 15-6-1 in the Cavaliers last 22 Tuesday games according to basketball betting numbers. The Under is 13-6 in the Cavaliers last 19 overall according to basketball betting numbers. The Over is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 home games according to pro basketball betting stats. The Under is 5-2 in the Celtics last 7 Tuesday games according to basketball betting stats. The Under is 20-9 in the Celtics last 29 vs. the Central according to basketball betting numbers.
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