The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics meet from South Beach tonight in the season opener. NBA odds are available at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Miami Heat are coming off of a championship season and will have their rings presented to them tonight. The big three led by Lebron James are still ever present and will be looking to go back-to-back to solidify their legacies. The big acquisition for the Heat of course was Ray Allen leaving the Celtics and flocking to South Beach. It should be interesting to see how Ray is welcomed back by his old team tonight.
The Celtics although they let go of Ray Allen improved themselves from last season in many people’s eyes. They went out and signed Jason Terry to fill the void left by Allen and also signed another 2-guard in Courtney Lee who could end up being a valuable signing as well. Do not forget also the Celtics will get Jeff Green back from injury and will still look to make a deep playoff run behind the trio of Rondo, Pierce, and Garnett.
If you look in the past, home teams on banner night struggle which many people might find surprising. When you couple that with the Celtics being extra motivated over the Ray Allen issue, we really like the Celtics and will take them as point spread underdogs in this game at the best online sportsbooks.