After being brought back to earth in a disappointing Game 3, the Celtics will look to respond with a far more comprehensive performance in Game 4. Boston owns the best record in the league against-the-spread following a loss, having covered on 70% of these occasions this season. With a smarting Brad Stevens to implement any necessary adjustments, Boston should better contain the impact of Cleveland’s role players and at least keep this close.
Whilst neither of these sides are necessarily setting the world on fire, Baltimore have the slight ascendancy on the mound in this match-up. Hector Santiago has allowed a 30% ground ball rate this year, far below the league average of 44%, and averaged only 3 strike-outs in each of his 3 starts. Unsurprisingly the White Sox have lost all 12 games in which he has appeared, and though Andrew Cashner hasn’t been spectacular himself the Orioles should score enough runs here regardless.