The Boston Celtics are desperately looking for a statement win as they welcome the Miami Heat to the TD Bank Garden today. You can catch all of the information on odds for any game by visiting Bovada sportsbook.
The Heat has won two straight games after dropping the previous two. They blewout the Mavericks in a finals rematch and most recently beat the Raptors by a score of 113-101 on Friday. Miami’s top three players were at their best against the Raptors on Friday as Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh scored 30 points each and LeBron James added 26 in the win. The Heat is 10-6 in the month of March, but of note is that all of their losses this month have come on the road.
The Celtics are on a bit of a roll themselves as they have been winners of the last four games which they have done without Ray Allen who has been injured. In their last game vs. the Timberwolves Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce turned back the clock for a combined 45 points and Rajon Rondo added 17 assists en route to a 100-79 win on Friday night. Defense was also am main story for the Celtics as they held all-world power forward Kevin Love to just 5 of 18 shooting and held him to just 22 points. With as good as Love has been playing lately, that is saying a lot.
The Celtics and Heat have met once this season and the Heat won by a score of 115-107 way back on December 27th. The Heat are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between the two clubs. However, in the last 7 games in Beantown the Celtics are a commanding 6-1 ATS vs. the Heat.
Our guess is with such a reasonable spread that the majority of the public money will probably be on the Heat. With Ray Allen expected to return, the Celtics needing the win more than the Heat, and the motivation of the home crowd we are going to go out on a limb and take the Celtics and the points, thank you very much at best sportsbooks online.