Heat Looking to Hammer Home Advantage
The Eastern Conference Championship hangs in the balance on Monday as we take a close look at the Heat vs Celtics game betting odds.
Miami Enjoying Road Swing
With a spirited 109-103 victory on Saturday, the Miami Heat demonstrated why they are the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
Bam Adebayo put up a standout performance, scoring 31 points and making the largest impact for the Heat, who had to play with Jimmy Butler for a long period.
They’re hoping to keep the momentum going on Monday, but the NBA betting odds don’t think so. The Heat are +225 to win outright, which is a sizable line given their performance on Saturday.
Expectations are higher for the Boston Celtics but the Heat are now playing with house money, knowing they have regained home-court advantage.
Our only worry is the Miami Heat injury report, which could see Butler sidelined with knee inflammation. His status has a big impact on the Heat vs Celtics game betting odds, so it pays to keep tabs on Butler’s availability.
Celtics Hoping to Bounce Back
The Boston Celtics’ fate would be sealed if they lost consecutive home games, so everything is on the line at TD Garden.
Jayson Tatum has shown up when the Celtics need him the most, but he was absent in Game Three. They’ll need more from their scoring superstar after he finished with 10 points on 3-14 shooting.
His effort in the second half was disastrous. He failed to score a bucket and the game was there for the taking.
“Six turnovers, and no field goals in the second half – that is unacceptable,” Tatum said. “Honestly, I’ve got to play better. I feel like I left the guys hanging tonight. That’s on me.”
NBA odds have the Celtics at -6½, so expectations are high that they will bounce back and even the series at 2-2.
If Tatum can produce the goods and Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown live up to expectations, the Celtics should have the edge.
Remember, this is the Eastern Conference Finals and anything can happen. Boston Celtics latest news suggests they’ll be healthy and ready to go, which is where they could have the advantage.
Heat vs Celtics Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings in Boston, so we’re surprised the Heat vs Celtics game betting odds are so heavily favored to Boston.
The Heat are also 5-1 ATS in their last six Monday games and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games, however, the betting trends are in support of the Celtics as well.
They are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss and 5-0 ATS following a loss.
The over is 5-1 in the last six games in Boston.Follow us on Twitter