NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Sunday

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The NBA playoffs continue Sunday May 13th with a single game set over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The Eastern conference finals get underway at 3:30PM Eastern Time on ABC TV with the Boston Celtics the home team in Game 1 facing the Cleveland Cavaliers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Cleveland Cavaliers favored by -1 ½ points with the total lined at 204 points.

Cleveland advances into the Eastern conference finals after a four game sweep of the Toronto Raptors in the second round. They closed out strongly with a 128-93 home victory. Cavaliers shot well in this series against the Raptors. But Toronto is a team that the Cavaliers had owned this season and in the past. In the first round the Cavaliers needed seven games to eliminate the Indiana Pacers as their defense struggled. It was only a 105-101 victory in Game 7 to advance the Cavaliers to face Toronto. Cleveland and Boston met in last year’s Eastern conference finals with the Cavs winning in five games. They opened the series at Boston and it was the Cavs posting a Game 1 win by 13 and in Game 2 it was a 44 point victory. The difference in the Raptors series is LeBron’s supporting cast contributed. Kevin Love found his scoring touch and was grabbing rebounds. Cleveland shot over 50% in their series with the Raptors. They needed to outshoot the Raptors because the Cavaliers defense needs improvement.

Boston opened the playoffs beating the Milwaukee Bucks in seven games. They lost every road game. But a key player was missing early in that series in Marcus Smart. But once he returned to the lineup midway in that series the Celtics surged offensively. In Game 7 it was a 112-96 victory against Milwaukee by Boston. Celtics faced Philadelphia is in the second round and eliminated the 76ers in five games. Boston played great defense as they stifled a hot Philadelphia team taking a 3-0 lead. The Celtics are getting offensive production out of Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum. Defending LeBron James will be the Celtics main task in this series. Cleveland is favored by -300 odds to win this series with the Celtics returning +250 odds. Cleveland won two of three in the regular season. Each team had a win at home with the Cavaliers capturing a win in Boston.

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