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Cavaliers vs. Celtics: Predictions and odds for Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 5

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics are set to play in a high-stakes battle in a crucial Eastern Conference semifinals Game 5 at the TD Garden on Wednesday. Boston currently holds a 3-1 lead in the series, and will be looking to close out the series. 

Jayson Tatum, the star of the show, led Boston in Game 4 with a remarkable 33 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists in the 109-102 victory. Not to be outdone, Jaylen Brown also made a significant contribution with 27 points and eight rebounds in the win.

Darius Garland scored 30 points for Cleveland in Game 4, while Caris LeVert and Evan Mobley both contributed 19 points despite the loss at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Additionally, the Cavaliers may be without Donovan Mitchell again, who is considered day-to-day with a calf injury.

This pivotal game will determine whether the Celtics secure a spot in the Eastern Conference finals by winning Game 5 or Cleveland could extend the series with a win.

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East Semifinals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 5 predictions

Fox Sports: Celtics 119 – Cavaliers 105

Staff writes: “Boston has a 5-2 record in the last seven head-to-head games against Cleveland. The Cavaliers have an advantage against the spread (4-2-1) when squaring off against the Celtics.”

Bleacher Nation: Celtics 119 – Cavaliers 105

Staff writes: “The Celtics have scored at a much higher clip in home games than on the road in the 2023-24 season (123.1 at home versus 118.0 on the road), though they have surrendered fewer points in home games than in road games (107.9 opponent points per home game versus 110.5 on the road).”

ESPN: Celtics have a 67% chance to win

According to ESPN’s Matchup Predictor, the Boston Celtics have a 67.2% chance to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5.

East Semifinals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 5 betting lines, odds

The Boston Celtics are favored to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5, according to the BetMGM odds.

  • Spread: Boston (-15.5)
  • Moneyline: Boston (-1600); Cleveland (+900)
  • Total Over/Under: 205.5

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East Semifinals: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics schedule

Games Location Date/Time TV/Streaming
Game 1 TD Garden, Boston, MA Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. ET TNT, Fubo
Game 2 TD Garden, Boston, MA Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. ET ESPN, ESPN+
Game 3 Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH Saturday, May 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET ABC, ESPN+
Game 4 Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. ET TNT, Fubo
Game 5 TD Garden, Boston, MA Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. ET TNT, Fubo
Game 6(If necessary) Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH Friday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET ESPN, ESPN+
Game 7(If necessary) TD Garden, Boston, MA Sunday, May 19 at TBD TBD

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