The best betting pick from Sunday’s action comes from game four of the NBA Eastern conference finals playoff series between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Tip time from Miami is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with ESPN providing the television coverage. With our NBA best bet we will play on the Boston Celtics +2 points against the Miami Heat. This NBA top pick odds were courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The Miami Heat opened up in the betting circles as a -2 point road favorite with an over under of 179 ½ points. Early money has shown on the Celtics as Miami has been bet down to a -1 ½ point favorite at some sportsbooks while about ½ of the market right now is currently hanging the Celtics as a +2 point underdog. If you bet the Celtics you better get down as soon as possible as one expects the late money to come on the home team in game four. The total has moved up a bit to a current line of 180 points. Those betting the Miami Heat on the money line will earn a return of -130 odds. Bettors who play on the home underdog Boston Celtics on the money line will get back +120 odds for their wager.
The thing we have not been impressed this season with the Miami Heat has been their road record in the 2011-12 season. The Heat is just 21-18 away from South Beach and has a losing spread record in those 39 contests at 17-22. Now if the Heat were a Western conference club then we may be a bit forgiving for this 53.8% road winning percentage. The bulk of their games came against the weak Eastern conference. Then when you take a look at the Miami Heat in their past 16 road games in Boston you find the Celtics are 15-1 straight up in those games. The Boston Celtics are 3-0 straight up against Miami at the TD Garden this season when you count the Celtics win in game three. Miami did not produce enough offense in game three from Dwyane Wade who produced just 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting. Lebron James carried Miami with 34 points but it wasn’t enough as Miami fell behind by as much as 24 points in their game three defeat. Other than Mike Miller and Mario Chalmers in game three we still haven’t seen enough production from the Heat’s supporting cast and It’s badly needed with Chris Bosh out of the lineup with an abdominal injury.
Once this series got to Boston I expected the Celtics work to exploit their advantage in the paint as the Heat defenders are undersized with the loss of Chris Bosh. Boston took full advantage with 58 points in the paint on Friday which resulted in a 50% shooting percentage in victory. With Boston working inside it will create open looks for the Celtics sharpshooters in Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass who came up huge for the team in the Philadelphia series. Take Boston as an underdog tonight and before wagering read sportsbook reviews.