Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game 4 NBA Preview (5/13/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 13, 2024
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Celtics Vs. Cavaliers Preview

The Boston Celtics are scheduled to play against the Cleveland Cavaliers on May 13, at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and will be broadcast on TNT. This matchup is a key event for NBA bettors, with the Celtics coming in as favorites with a point spread of 8.5 and an over/under set at 207.0. Betting odds favor the Celtics at -356, while the Cavaliers are at +281.

Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game 4 pregame odds

The upcoming NBA game between the Celtics and the Cavaliers is drawing attention from bettors and fans alike. Sportsbooks are offering various NBA betting odds, with a focus on the point spread and over/under totals, essential for NBA betting strategies. Notably, the Celtics are favored across several Massachusetts sportsbooks, reflecting their current standing and performance expectations against the Cavaliers.

  • DraftKings: Celtics -8.5, over/under 207.0
  • FanDuel: Celtics -8.5, over/under 207.5
  • Caesars: Celtics -9.0, over/under 207.0
  • BetMGM: Celtics -8.5, over/under 207.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Celtics vs. Cavaliers.

Celtics projected starting lineup

  • PG: Jrue Holiday
  • SG: Derrick White
  • SF: Jaylen Brown
  • PF: Jayson Tatum
  • C: Al Horford

Cavaliers projected starting lineup

  • PG: Darius Garland
  • SG: Donovan Mitchell
  • SF: Max Strus
  • PF: Isaac Okoro
  • C: Evan Mobley

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Celtics vs. Cavaliers injuries for Game 4

Celtics: Kristaps Porzingis, Center, has been out with a calf injury since April 29. Luke Kornet, Center, is probable with calf tightness for the next game.

Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen, Center, has been questionable with a rib injury since April 30. Donovan Mitchell, Shooting Guard, is questionable due to a strained left calf. Ty Jerome, Point Guard, and Craig Porter Jr., Point Guard, are out with ankle injuries.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Boston Celtics team standings & stats

The Boston Celtics led the Eastern Conference with a strong record of 64-18, dominating the Atlantic Division. Their performance is notable, especially in their recent Game 3 against the Cleveland Cavaliers where they secured a win with 106 points, shooting at a 51.2 FG% and a 38.2 3PT%. Season stats highlight their offensive strength with 120.6 points per game and a defensive resilience, allowing only 109.2 points per game against them. Key season stats for bettors include:

  • FG%: 48.7
  • 3PT%: 38.8
  • Points per game: 120.6
  • Points allowed per game: 109.2
  • Rebounds per game: 46.3
  • Assists per game: 26.9

Cleveland Cavaliers team standings & stats

The Cleveland Cavaliers held a 48-34 record, finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division. In their latest matchup, they lost to the Celtics 106-93. Struggling from three, they shot 33%, which is below their season norm. Seasonal averages include:

  • FG%: 47.9
  • 3PT%: 36.7
  • Points per game: 112.6
  • Points allowed per game: 110.2
  • Rebounds per game: 43.3
  • Assists per game: 28.0

Player stats for Celtics vs. Cavaliers

We should see another dominating performance from Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell, who lead their respective teams in scoring.

Boston Celtics leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been instrumental for the Celtics, delivering standout performances that gave them a 2-1 series lead. Here are the leaders from Boston’s previous outing against the Cavaliers:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 33 PTS, 13 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 28 PTS, 9 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 18 PTS, 8 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Derrick White (SG): 12 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Al Horford (C): 2 PTS, 7 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season leaders for the Celtics show impressive averages, highlighting their scoring and defensive capabilities.

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 23.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Derrick White (SG): 15.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 12.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.8 APG
  • Al Horford (C): 8.6 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 2.6 APG

Cleveland Cavaliers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Despite the Game 3 loss, Donovan Mitchell led the Cavaliers in scoring. Evan Mobley followed that up with 17 but it was not enough. Here are the top five Cleveland performers from their last outing against the Celtics:

  • Donovan Mitchell (SG): 33 PTS, 6 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Evan Mobley (PF): 17 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST
  • Caris LeVert (SF): 15 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST
  • Darius Garland (PG): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Max Strus (SG): 6 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS

Donovan Mitchell is the leading scorer for the Cavaliers on the season, followed by Darius Garland:

  • Donovan Mitchell (SG): 26.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 6.1 APG
  • Darius Garland (PG): 18.0 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 6.5 APG
  • Evan Mobley (PF): 15.7 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 3.2 APG
  • Caris LeVert (SF): 14.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Max Strus (SG): 12.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.0 APG
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