Who Wins Game 7 the Cavaliers or the Celtics?
The Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers have provided a very entertaining Eastern Conference Finals. With both teams dominating at home, the series has gone back and forth. Early in the playoffs the Celtics were disrespected, but that has changed with three great games against the Cavs. LeBron James and the Cavaliers have shown that they are not ready to go home for the off-season with equally impressive wins. Before we talk about where LeBron James could play next season, there is only one question that we need to answer: Who wins game 7 the Cavaliers of the Celtics?
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Point Spread Preview
The odds makers once again made the Celtics a home favorite over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics opened up as small (-2.5) favorites. Â That line quickly shifted a half point and is now at (-2) at many sports betting locations. This line move may not be surprising since it looks as though LeBron is unstoppable when he is in a must win game. Over 53 percent of the early betting is on the Cavs to win game seven and advance to the Finals.
Looking For Love
Kevin Love will not be on the floor for the last game of this series. He has been ruled out for game seven due to a concussion after he banged heads with Jayson Tatum in game 6 and left the game.Â Jeff Green played well in his place, but he will need another big outing if Love is out for game 7. The good news for Cavs fans is that they have a better point margin without Love.
LeBron and Game 7â€™s
Itâ€™s tough to bet against LeBron James and even tougher in a game 7. The last time LeBron lost a game 7 was in 2008 (against the Celtics). He is 5-2 in his career in a game seven and he has won five straight game 7â€™s. In those games he averaged 34.4 points per game and he will once again be looking to carry his team to the finals for the eighth straight season.
Sports Betting Trend Tracker
If you follow the basketball betting trends, you will know that the Cavs are in trouble. The home team is a perfect 6-0 against the spread (ATS) in this series and Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in the last five games in Boston. The Celtics are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games, 25-10-1 ATS in their last 36 games after the failed to cover the spread and 36-15 ATS in their last 51 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Prediction: Who wins game 7 the Cavaliers of the Celtics?
There are only two ways to go in this game. You can bet on LeBron or the Celtics because of how well they played at home. Boston is money makers this year against the spread and Vegas has made Boston a home favorite for a reason. The Celtics have won 6 of the last 7 games against the spread after a loss. The Celtics have the edge in coaching and although LeBron is the best player on the planet, the edge is with the home team.