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Cavaliers and Celtics Retooled for 2017-18 Season

The Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers will open the 2017-18 NBA Season on Tuesday when they meet at Quicken Loans Arena. The game will be televised by TNT. Tip-off is set for 8 pm.

Cleveland’s trade of Kyrie Irving to Boston for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, rookie center Ante Zizic and two draft picks in August was the league’s biggest deal of the summer. It adds a lot of intrigue to the first game of the NBA’s season.

The Cavs and Celtics were already the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is the team that  bounced Boston from the conference finals last season. It only took 5 games, also.

Oddsmakers opened the Cavaliers as -5.5-point favorites versus the Celtics, while the game’s total opened at 216.5. The line has moved to where the Cavaliers are now a 4-point favorite. The total has dropped to 212.

Celtics Added Hayward as well to Revamped Lineup

The Celtics added Irving,who is a four-time All-Star. He averaged a career-high 25.2 points and shot a career-best 47.3 percent last season. They also picked up Gordon Hayward. He averaged a career-high 21.9 points for the Utah Jazz last season. The Celtics signed him to a four-year, $128 million free agent contract.

To get Irving and Hayward into the fold, and make the salaries work under the salary cap, the Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas and Crowder to Cleveland. They also dealt Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons for forward Marcus Morris.

Cavaliers Added Firepower as well

Cleveland not only added Thomas and Crowder. They also added Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, who is a 12-time All-Star, and former Celtic Jeff Green as rotation players. Thomas has a right hip injury that is expected to keep him out for two months.

James sprained his left ankle in training camp. Tyronn Lue said Monday he still didn’t know if the superstar would play in the opener.

James has never missed a season opener in his first 14 years in the league.

The Cavs are planning a video tribute to Irving. He made the game-winning 3-pointer in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals to hand the organization its first championship.

 

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Boston 62-38 52-47-1 107.51 105.87 1.64 22-29 30-18-1 48-48-4 29-19-3 19-29-1
Cleveland 64-36 44-51-5 111.40 107.36 4.04 22-25-2 22-26-3 60-38-2 30-17-2 30-21
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
BOS 25.54 12.72 2.01
CLE 22.55 13.12 1.72
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
BOS 9.13 32.09 41.22
CLE 9.38 34.13 43.51
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
BOS 45.46 45.45 0.01
CLE 47.43 45.76 1.67
Team Records

Boston Celtics

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 62-38 35-16 27-22 52-47-1 22-29 30-18-1 107.51 105.87 1.64
Last 10 3-7 2-3 1-4 5-5 2-3 3-2 102.20 113.70 -11.50
vs Div 11-5 6-2 5-3 4-12 1-7 3-5 108.31 104.50 3.81
vs EAST 45-25 25-11 20-14 37-32-1 16-20 21-12-1 107.49 105.81 1.68
vs WEST 17-13 10-5 7-8 15-15 6-9 9-6 107.57 106.00 1.57

Cleveland Cavaliers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 64-36 37-12 27-24 44-51-5 22-25-2 22-26-3 111.40 107.36 4.04
Last 10 5-5 2-2 3-3 4-5-1 1-3 3-2-1 117.60 111.00 6.60
vs Div 12-8 8-2 4-6 7-12-1 4-6 3-6-1 108.40 106.70 1.70
vs EAST 47-18 24-8 23-10 32-29-4 13-17-2 19-12-2 112.69 106.25 6.44
vs WEST 17-18 13-4 4-14 12-22-1 9-8 3-14-1 109.00 109.43 -0.43

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 107.51 9 107.36 20
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 105.55 9 105.27 18
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 40.02 29 42.00 12
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 111.40 4 105.87 15
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 113.45 4 104.73 10
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 44.33 13 44.67 20

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Boston 2-8 4-5-1 6-4 103.90 61.70 50.36 43.90 134/343 7.30
Cleveland 8-2 5-4-1 6-4 118.70 48.90 44.99 37.40 112/322 7.20

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
May 25, 2017 CLE 135 BOS 102 9.5 CLE 213.5 O CLE BOS CLE 75 57 56.5 43 38 39 19/41 11/30 13 7
May 23, 2017 BOS 99 CLE 112 -15.5 BOS 216 U CLE CLE Push 57 47 44.3 59.5 29 37 10/31 10/22 7 5
May 21, 2017 BOS 111 CLE 108 -16 BOS 214 O BOS CLE BOS 50 66 46.2 45.7 38 46 18/40 16/39 10 5
May 19, 2017 CLE 130 BOS 86 5 CLE 219 U CLE CLE CLE 72 31 56.5 37.2 45 39 19/39 8/27 10 7
May 17, 2017 CLE 117 BOS 104 4 CLE 218.5 O CLE CLE BOS 61 39 48.1 46.6 44 40 11/31 12/38 9 4
Apr 5, 2017 CLE 114 BOS 91 -4 CLE 222 U CLE CLE CLE 57 42 46.7 40.7 51 38 11/36 7/33 7 6
Mar 1, 2017 CLE 99 BOS 103 -1.5 BOS 224 U BOS BOS BOS 50 49 40.7 46.2 41 47 10/33 13/31 3 4
Dec 29, 2016 BOS 118 CLE 124 -6 Push 217 O CLE CLE CLE 59 66 50.6 51.8 29 46 12/37 14/38 15 7
Nov 3, 2016 BOS 122 CLE 128 -10.5 BOS 207 O BOS CLE CLE 51 68 48.4 48.2 38 44 11/32 14/34 4 6
Mar 5, 2016 BOS 103 CLE 120 -8 CLE 210 O CLE CLE Push 54 55 46.3 51.2 37 47 10/23 10/30 8 8

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Boston Celtics

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
May 25, 2017 CLE 102-135 L 9.5 213.5 L/O 43.02 73.91 11 H
May 23, 2017 CLE 99-112 L 15.5 216 W/U 44.30 95.00 10 A
May 21, 2017 CLE 111-108 W 16 214 W/O 46.15 75.00 18 A
May 19, 2017 CLE 86-130 L 5 219 L/U 37.21 93.33 8 H
May 17, 2017 CLE 104-117 L 4 218.5 L/O 46.59 55.56 12 H

Cleveland Cavaliers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jun 12, 2017 GS 120-129 L 9 231.5 P/O 53.41 65.22 11 A
Jun 9, 2017 GS 137-116 W 5 227 W/O 52.87 67.74 24 H
Jun 7, 2017 GS 113-118 L 3.5 227 L/O 44.44 84.00 12 H
Jun 4, 2017 GS 113-132 L 9 221.5 L/O 45.00 78.95 8 A
Jun 1, 2017 GS 91-113 L 7.5 225 L/U 34.88 80.00 11 A

Next up:
Boston home to Milwaukee Wednesday, October 18
Cleveland at Milwaukee Friday, October 20

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