5/11/2010 8:00:00 PM
Only one second round series remains on the NBA playoff schedule, with Game 5 of the Celtics, Cavaliers series tipping at 8 p.m. (ET) tonight from Cleveland.
Sports betting fans have multiple sports to choose from tonight. On the hardwood, LeBron James and the Cavaliers host Boston in Game 5 of their NBA Playoffs series.
The series is tied two wins apiece thanks to a super-human effort in Game 4 by Boston's Rajon Rondo. The Celtics guard scored 29 points and dished out 13 assists, the sixth time this postseason Rondo has reached double digits in assists. Rondo completed the triple-double with 18 rebounds.
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Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers (-7½, 193½)
Quicken Loans Arena – 8 p.m. (ET) TNT
Boston came away with a 97-87 victory in Game 4, knotting the series at two games apiece. The Celtics covered as 1½-point underdogs, giving them their sixth win against the spread in their past 10 games on NBA odds.
The series shifts back to Cleveland now, and Boston is just 5-5 against the spread in its last 10 road games.
The Cavaliers have let down sports betting fans over the past few weeks. Despite racking up some wins, LeBron James and Co. have covered just four of their past 10 outings. In fact, Cleveland is just 7-13 in its last 20 games against the spread.
The Cavaliers have actually been worse on their home turf, going 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
This series has been a dogfight, and there’s no reason to believe that will change now. Boston will keep it close enough to cover.