Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [5/9/2024]

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [5/9/2024]

The Boston Celtics will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2024 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on Thursday, starting at 7:00PM ET.'s full preview of Thursday's Cavaliers vs. Celtics matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Cavaliers vs. Celtics Prediction: Who Will Win Game 2

We have used trusted machine learning and data to simulate the result of Thursday's NBA Playoffs game between the Cavaliers and Celtics 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NBA picks.

Our famous predictive analytics model currently gives the Celtics an 83% chance of defeating the Cavaliers. Our predicted final score has the Celtics winning 111-100.

According to our model, the Cavaliers (+13) have a 56% chance of covering the spread, while the 213-point over/under has a 51% chance of going over.

The NBA Playoffs is an annual postseason tournament held to decide the league's champion.

A total of 16 teams, including the Cavaliers and Celtics, reached the NBA Playoffs 2024, which includes four rounds: the First Round, Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals, and NBA Finals.

Each round is played as a best-of-seven series, with the first team to four wins moving on to the next round until a champion is crowned.

Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 2 Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Cavaliers Celtics
Spread +13 (-108) -13 (-110)
Moneyline +640 -800
Total o213 (-108) u213 (-112)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 2 Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, combined with the current odds, reveal the top betting picks for every game, including Cavaliers vs. Celtics. Our best NBA bets for Thursday are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

With an edge of 4.3%, a pick from the Cavaliers vs. Celtics game is featured in today's best bets on Dimers Pro.

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Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 2 Player Props

Betting on Cleveland vs. Boston NBA player props? We uss the best information available to project key individual stats for each team, such as points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers.

Donovan Mitchell is expected to lead the Cavaliers with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, while Jayson Tatum is projected to finish with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the Celtics.

Cavaliers Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Cavaliers:

Donovan Mitchell 27 6 6 3
Evan Mobley 18 10 4 1
Jarrett Allen 18 10 3 0
Darius Garland 17 3 7 3
Max Strus 11 5 4 2

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Celtics Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Celtics:

Jayson Tatum 30 9 6 4
Jaylen Brown 27 7 4 3
Derrick White 15 4 5 3
Jrue Holiday 12 5 5 2
Payton Pritchard 10 3 4 2

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out Thursday's NBA prop picks.

Cavs vs. Celtics Game 2 Information

Thursday's Game 2 between the Celtics and Cavaliers in the NBA Playoffs is scheduled to commence at 7:00PM ET.


Our full coverage of the Cavaliers vs. Celtics includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.

Calling Our Shot: Free NBA Picks

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We predict the Celtics, with an 83% win probability, will likely beat the Cavaliers on Thursday.

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