Cleveland Cavs vs Boston Celtics (By: Stanioooo)
Game four in the Eastern Conference Finals and Cleveland host Boston in a match they are required to win.
Firstly, there are no interesting and easy tennis matches in the start of the tournaments in France, Germany or Switzerland..football is almost in the same situation, so I will concentrate on one basket pick in NBA. If I have to be honest, I watch NBA matches from time to time and I'm not the biggest fan for sure, but here I found a match and pick I can't miss with big chance for success in my eyes.
Boston lead 2:1 against Cleveland and they won their matches with 25 and 13 points difference, while Cleveland shorten the distance with 30 points win two day ago. It's obvious home games mean a lot in these finals and both teams use them perfectly till now with impressive performances in front of home crowd. This is more than required match for Cleveland to level the games and try to find the way to break and win one of the games in Boston to have chances for the big final. I don't know but have the strange feeling Cleveland will find the way to win the series 4:3. That's not so important now, it's still far away, but in case of a loss Eastern finals can finish in two days which is excluded for me as an option, Cleveland led by LeBron James won't give up so easy.
Cleveland won every single part of Games 3, which was amazing for me. They led by 15 points after the 1st period and then just increased their lead without giving any chance to Boston. If we look at what's happening in both semifinals(together with Golden State-Houston), in the last three matches we see one of the teams to win not only with double margin, but with shocking difference from 22 to 41 points. There are a lot of people who understand basket much more than me and watch matches more regularly, but that's too much at this SF stage for me. Such difference in home games between the best four for the season is ridiculous.
Shane Larkin from Boston has problem with his shoulder and will miss the game almost for sure. Out of the team are also Kyrie Irving(knee), Daniel Theis(knee) and Gordon Hayward(ankle).
Cleveland led by LeBron James+ the support of Kevin Love and Kyle Korver can level the games for sure. They don't have the best defense, that's the reason it's not the best idea to look for points AH in their matches, but I think they will win one more time with double margin. I think the line starts with -6.5AH, but I choose closer one -7.5 AH for the home side. If LeBron is once again on fire, I have no doubt it will be correct without much problems!
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Cleveland Cavs vs Boston Celtics prediction
|Cavs -7.5 points AH||Pinnacle||2.05||9||111-102 WON (+9.45 units)|