Free NBA Picks Today: Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/1/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/1/23
Wed 1st March 2023

The Boston Celtics (44-18, 24-7 Home) and their potent offense host the Cleveland Cavaliers (39-25, 13-18 Away) and their stifling defense on Wednesday. Cleveland dominated the Toronto Raptors 118-93 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday. Donovan Mitchell had a standout performance with 35 points and six rebounds.

The Cavaliers are the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. Boston dropped their last game on Monday at Madison Square Garden, falling to the New York Knicks 109-94. Malcolm Brogdon had 22 points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steals in the loss, leading the team.

The Celtics are 0.5 games ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks atop the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in first. This marks the last meeting of the season between the teams.

Cleveland will be pursuing a season sweep against Boston after triumphing in both of their earlier games, the last of which was a 114-113 overtime victory at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in November 2022.

Darius Garland led the Cavaliers with 29 points and 12 assists. Jaylen Brown had 30 points in the loss. The Cavs have been led this season by Mitchell, who is averaging 27.2 points per game, eighth-highest in the league.

Meanwhile, Garland is dishing 7.9 assists per game, sixth-most in the league, and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.9 rebounds per game. Jayson Tatum and Brown have been the primary providers of the Celts’ offense, averaging 30.1 and 26.5 points per game, respectively. Tatum ranks sixth in the league.

Tatum also has averaged 8.7 rebounds per game. Marcus Smart has doled out 6.8 assists per game. The Celtics rank as the NBA’s second-best team in offensive efficiency, while the Cavaliers are second in defensive efficiency.

The Cavaliers have struggled in recent visits to TD Garden, losing eight of the last 10. Boston has won four straight at home this season.

In the last 10 games, Cleveland is 7-3 with an average margin of +9.3 (113.9-104.6). Boston has also a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 115.5 points per game on average while allowing 112.3 (+3.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Caris LeVert: 12.0 | 19.4 | -7.4
Points per game:
Evan Mobley: 20.0 | 16.0 | +4.0
Caris LeVert: 4.4 | 11.6 | -7.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Derrick White: 25.6 | 19.1 | +6.5
Points per game:
Malcolm Brogdon: 20.4 | 14.8 | +5.6
Rebounds per game:
Robert Williams: 6.0 | 8.6 | -2.6
Assists per game:
Jayson Tatum: 7.3 | 4.7 | +2.6
Marcus Smart: 3.5 | 6.8 | -3.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Cleveland Cavs (+160)

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