Cavaliers vs. Boston Game 5 preview: Prediction, picks, odds and player props for NBA Wednesday

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The Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of their Eastern conference semifinals series at TD Garden on Wednesday. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET, with the Cavaliers needing a win to keep their season alive.

Cavaliers vs. Celtics preview

With star players such as Evan Mobley, Darius Garland, and Jarrett Allen, the Cavaliers are up against a Celtics side that boasts Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Derrick White.

The below predictions and best bet for Wednesday’s NBA matchup between the Cavaliers and Celtics is from, a dependable source for sports betting predictions.

Check out all the important details on today’s game, as well as the best odds sourced from the top sportsbooks in the country.

Game details

Key information on the Cavaliers vs. Celtics matchup, including where the game is and what time it tips off.


The latest and best odds for the NBA battle between the Cavaliers and Celtics.

  • Spread: Cavaliers +15.5 (-105), Celtics -15.5 (-115)
  • Moneyline: Cavaliers +980, Celtics -1600
  • Total: Over/Under 204.5 (-110/-110)

The odds and lines presented in this article are the best available from selected sports betting sites at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Expert prediction: Cavaliers vs. Celtics

Leveraging cutting-edge data analysis and advanced algorithms, Dimers has executed 10,000 simulations of Wednesday’s Cavaliers vs. Celtics matchup.

According to Dimers’ independent predictive analytics model, the Celtics are more likely to defeat the Cavaliers at TD Garden. This prediction is based on the model giving the Celtics an 88% chance of winning the game.

Elsewhere on the betting board, Dimers predicts that the Cavaliers (+15.5) have a 56% chance of covering the spread, while the over/under total of 204.5 points has a 52% chance of going over.

As always, these predictions and probabilities are accurate at the time of publication but are subject to potential changes.

Cavaliers vs. Celtics best bet

Our top pick for the Cavaliers vs. Celtics game on Wednesday is to bet on the Cavaliers +15.5 (-105).

This betting advice is formulated through world-class modeling and valuable betting intelligence, designed to assist you in making more informed investments.

Score prediction for Cavaliers vs. Celtics

Dimers’ predicted final score for the Cleveland vs. Boston game on Wednesday has the Celtics winning 110-96.

This expert prediction is based on each team’s average score following 10,000 game simulations, offering a glimpse into the potential outcome.

NBA player props: Wednesday

NBA player props present a great way to wager on the Cavaliers vs. Celtics matchup without necessarily betting on the outcome of the game itself.

Dimers, armed with the most reliable information available, projects individual points, assists, and rebounds for each team.

Evan Mobley is expected to lead the Cavaliers with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists. For the Celtics, Jayson Tatum is projected to have 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Cavaliers Celtics prop picks

To get a better idea of how each player might impact the game, here is a breakdown of the projected box scores for both teams:

Cleveland Cavaliers prediction

  • Evan Mobley: 20 PTS, 10 REB, 4 AST
  • Darius Garland: 20 PTS, 3 REB, 8 AST
  • Jarrett Allen: 15 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
  • Caris LeVert: 14 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST
  • Max Strus: 12 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST

Our top prop bet for the Cavaliers is on Evan Mobley to record over 3.5 assists. Our analysis projects him to put up 4 assists, giving us an edge of 13.6% on the +138 odds offered by the sportsbooks.

Boston Celtics prediction

  • Jayson Tatum: 33 PTS, 10 REB, 7 AST
  • Jaylen Brown: 29 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST
  • Derrick White: 15 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
  • Jrue Holiday: 13 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
  • Payton Pritchard: 9 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST

Our best prop bet for the Celtics is on Jayson Tatum to record over 5.5 assists. Our analysis projects him to put up 7 assists, giving us an edge of 11.0% on the +124 odds offered by the sportsbooks.

NBA today: Cavaliers vs. Celtics

We emphasize that all of the NBA predictions and NBA best bets in this article are based on 10,000 data-driven simulations of the Cavaliers vs. Celtics matchup, and they are accurate at the time of publication to help you make better decisions when placing bets at online sportsbooks.

It is important to gamble responsibly and consult trustworthy sources for accurate and up-to-date information when making online betting choices.


Mac Douglass |

Mac Douglass is the Senior Sports Betting Editor at Cipher Sports Technology Group. In addition to covering the sports betting industry for several news sites across the US, Mac provides Formula 1 analysis and betting tips for Dimers, and tennis commentary for Stats Insider.

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