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    Cleveland Cavaliers versus Boston Celtics Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-22-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 20-20 Boston Celtics will be the road team as they face the 10-32 Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Cleveland is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the road team Boston Celtics favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line of 191 points. There has been no line movement since the betting odds opened up a few hours ago.

    The teams met back on December 19th and it was Boston with the 103-91 home win as a -9 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 191 points.

    Boston is 7-12 straight up on the road this season. The team has lost three straight games following a 103-88 road defeat on Sunday to the Detroit Pistons as a -2 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 184 points. The Celtics shot just 39% in the loss and hit on only 4 of 15 three pointers. Their lack of size has been hurting this club as they are the worst rebounding team in the NBA. They get out rebounded by Detroit by a 50-42 margin. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and seven boards on 5 of 11 shooting.

    The Cavaliers are 4-12 on their home court on the 2012-13 season. They have lost four of their past five games in a 109-98 road defeat at the Utah Jazz as a +8 ½ point underdog. The over under came in at over 199 points. Cleveland just concluded a five game road trip in the loss to the Jazz. They have been held under 100 points in six of their past seven games. The Cavs allowed Utah 50% shooting from the floor in the loss. Off the bench Dion Waiters led Cleveland with 23 points. Kyrie Irving had 18 points and dished out 9 assists. A big injury for Cleveland as center Anderson Varejao is out for the year with a blood clot on his lung. The Cavs are bad on both sides of the court ranking 29th in the NBA in shooting at 41.9% from the floor. They allow opponents 47.3% shooting from the floor which is 30th and last in the NBA.