Another NBA season kicks off on Tuesday night – aka an 8 month distraction until the Cavs and Warriors duke it out in the Finals for a fourth time. Of course, what happens in the NBA Predictions Celtics Cavs 10/17/17 is very different from what goes down in June. There’s a team that wants to throw a wrench in the inevitable rematch plans though, and they have the skills to do it. We’re looking at a possible, if not probable, glimpse at the Eastern Conference Finals as the Celtics take on the Cavs.
Cleveland is a four point favorite at home despite the fact that LeBron James is iffy for the opener with an ankle injury. Surprisingly enough, there’s only about 55% of the public on the Cavs in this one. Points can sometimes be hard to come by early in the season, but the total is set at 212.5.
The Celtics are different entering into the 2017 NBA season, but only time will tell if they’re better. Boston added Gordon Hayward in free agency and brought in Kyrie Irving via a trade and Jayson Tatum through the draft. However, they did lose Jae Crowder, Avery Bradley, and Isaiah Thomas – staples of their recent success.
The Cavs are definitely a veteran team – and this offseason they got older. Newcomers to the squad include Jose Calderon, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, Isaiah Thomas, and Dwyane Wade. Thomas will likely be out until the new year but the Cavs have two very solid five man lineups. Cleveland’s depth may be key for the NBA Predictions Celtics Cavs 10/17/17 as starters get accustomed to their regular season legs.
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It may take some time for both teams to gel, so don’t expect the best basketball in the world tonight. If James misses the game, a definite advantage goes to the Celtics, obviously. If James does go, his limits will have to obviously be limited. Boston will use this game to set the tone for the next coming weeks. They want to let the basketball world know that Warriors / Cavs IV isn’t set in stone. Irving would love to stick it to James and Co. in the NBA Predictions Celtics Cavs 10/17/17 and Hayward will shine in his first game back with Brad Stevens, who coached him at Butler.