Cavs’ Mitchell to miss at least 3 more games

Cavs’ Mitchell to miss at least 3 more games

Cleveland star point guard Donovan Mitchell is going to miss at least the team’s next three games with a bone bruise in his left knee.

In 47 games this year, Mitchell is averaging 28.0 points, 6.2 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. He’s made 47.2 percent of his field-goal attempts, 37.1 percent of his 3-pointers and 86.1 percent of his free throws.

Mitchell has a 290/137 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Cleveland (39-21 straight up, 29-31 against the spread) has gone 1-3 both SU and ATS in the four games Mitchell has missed since the All-Star break.

For Tuesday’s home game vs. Boston, Max Strus (12.2 PPG, 4.7 RPG & 3.8 APG) is also ‘out’ due to a right knee strain. Caris LeVert (14.1 PPG, 4.7 APG & 3.8 RPG) and Isaac Okoro (9.4 PPG) are listed as ‘questionable’ against the Celtics.

As of late Monday night, most books had Boston installed as 7.5-point road favorite with a total of 219. The Cavs were +250 on the money line.

After facing the Celtics, Cleveland plays at Atlanta on Wednesday and at home vs. Minnesota on Friday. In a best-case scenario, Mitchell could possibly return for Sunday’s home game vs. Brooklyn.

The Cavs go into Tuesday’s action in third place in the Eastern Conference. They are only one game back of Milwaukee for second place and 3.5 games in front of the fourth-place Knicks.

FanDuel has Cleveland with 25/1 odds to win the NBA Finals. Those are the seventh-shortest odds on the board. The Cavs are +950 to win the East, while Boston is the -120 ‘chalk’, and the Bucks have +320 odds.