A sneaky good game on the NBA schedule today is this one between the Heat and Celtics. Both teams have won seven of their last 10 games and with a win, Boston will temporarily take over first place in the Eastern Conference. Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics have been killers on their home court all year and opened as the 5.5-point favorite in a battle with the re-kindled Heat.
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- The Heat are 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the Celtics.
- The Celtics are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home against teams with losing records.
- The Heat are 23-7 SU and 24-6 ATS in their last 30 games.
To illustrate the difference in this Miami Heat team, take a look at their last matchup with the Celtics in December when they closed as 9.5-point dogs in Boston. They’ve come a long way since then and are now in a tight battle to get into the Eastern Conference playoffs with seven teams all within five games of each other from fifth to 11th place in the East.
The Celtics have won three straight games heading into the contest and with three more games in their current homestand, that streak could easily reach six. Boston is in an excellent position to take the first seed in the conference so expect the key role players for Brad Stevens to get heavy minutes in this one.
Hassan Whiteside is questionable for the game and he’s seemed unable to go, the Celtics are an absolute shoe-in.
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Boston battles the Miami Heat, currently with a 35-37 mark (44-28 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 34-36-3 for the Boston Celtics and 33-39 for the Miami Heat. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Miami injuries news.
The Celtics – Heat betting odds would favor the Heat if the lines were set according to power rankings. Boston is rated No. 7 in our latest Odds – Shark poll, while the Miami Heat sit at No. 2.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston’s No. 26-rated NBA squad against Miami’s No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 3 in the league with 12 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 9.82 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Hassan Whiteside scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Heat to victory (they lost 101-84 to Toronto at American Airlines Arena on Thursday).
Isaiah Thomas went off for 34 points and added 2 rebounds leading Boston to a 130-120 win over Phoenix on Friday at TD Garden.
- Miami is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
- Miami is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
- Miami is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
- Miami is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
- Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games
- Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Miami at Detroit, Tuesday, March 28th
Boston home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, March 29th