Celtics vs Cavaliers Point Spread Pick 3/6/23

by | Last updated Mar 6, 2023 | nba

Boston Celtics (45-20 SU, 32-31-2 ATS) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (40-26 SU, 37-28-1 ATS)
When: Monday, March 6th, 7:00 PM (ET)
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, OH, Cleveland

Point Spread: Bos +3.5/Cle -3.5
Total: 217.5
Money Line: Boston Celtics +138/-165

Notable Injuries


  • Danilo Gallinari (Out) Knee
  • Malcolm Brogdon (Questionable) Ankle
  • Robert Williams III (Out) Hamstring


  • Donovan Mitchell (Questionable) Finger

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Boston is 45-20 overall. When taking to the road, Boston has a mark of 20-11 and a win percentage of 65%. Currently, the team is 2nd in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 32-31-2 vs. the spread. Boston travels to take on the Cavaliers, hoping to avoid their 3rd straight loss.

In their last game, Boston was defeated by the Knicks with a score of 131-129. Despite Jayson Tatum scoring 40 points, the team was unable to come out on top. Going into the game, the Celtics were 7-point favorites.

Heading into the game, Cleveland is 40-26 overall. When playing at home, Cleveland has a mark of 27-7 and a win percentage of 79%. Currently, the team is 4th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 37-28-1 vs. the spread. In Cleveland’s last five games, the Cavaliers have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 3-2 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 6-4 and 6-4 ATS.

In their last game, Cleveland defeated the Pistons (114-90) as 16-point favorites. Darius Garland led the team with 21 points on 72.7% shooting. The Cavaliers also covered the spread with the victory.

The Historicals

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Cavaliers picked up the win 132-123 win over the Celtics. Heading into the game, Cleveland was the 7.0-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Cavaliers have a record of 2-1 vs. the Celtics. The level of competition has been tight in the five most recent games between the Celtics and Cavaliers, with just 2 points per game separating the teams. Cleveland has the ATS edge in this span at 3-2. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 222 points in these games.

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For the season, Boston has put together one of the top-scoring offenses in the NBA at 117.7 points per game. When looking at their style of play, the team is currently near the league average in pace, averaging 99.5 possessions per contest. Boston’s offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 6th in 3-point shooting percentage at 37.7%. Defensively, the Celtics have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 104.48 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 33.86%.

Coming into today’s game, Jayson Tatum is the leading scorer for Boston at 30.3 points per game. This season, Tatum has a field goal percentage of 46.0%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Jaylen Brown at 26.5 points per contest.

This season, Cleveland averages just 112.0 points per game, which places them 25th in the league. A major reason for these low numbers is the fact that they play at one of the slower paces in the NBA, at just 95.8 possessions per game. Cleveland heads into the game as one of the top 3-point shooting teams in terms of percentage. So far, they have hit 36.4% of their looks from deep. However, they are currently ranked just 23rd in 3-point attempts per contest. Defensively, the Cavaliers have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 105.67 points per game. So far, they have allowed a 3-point shooting percentage of 35.29%, placing them 16th in the NBA.

Heading into the game, Donovan Mitchell is listed as questionable on the injury report. This season, he leads the team with a per-game scoring average of 27.4. Currently, Darius Garland is 2nd on the team in scoring at 22.0 points per game.

Betting Trends

  • The Celtics are 9-0 ATS in their last nine games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
  • The Celtics are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games playing on 0 days rest.
  • The Cavaliers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win.
  • The Cavaliers are 19-6-2 ATS in their last 27 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

With the Celts coming off an emotional double OT loss last night at home and having to travel to Cleveland to play a Cavs team with a strong home court advantage, we’ve got a perfect storm for a Best Bet on Cleveland!