With our NBA best betting pick from Friday we select from the Eastern conference playoff game three in the best of seven series between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Start time from Boston is set for 8:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN delivers the television broadcast nationally. The NBA best bet is playing on the Boston Celtics -2 points against the Boston Celtics. The odds from this pro basketball playoff pick came courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The game three betting odds opened at a pick with the over under lined at 180 ½ points. Money has steamed heavily in game three on the side of the Celtics as Boston is lined as low as a -2 point favorite and many sportsbooks are posting Boston as a -2 ½ point favorite. To bet Boston at -2 you better hurry up because that number may not be available much longer. The game over under has moved down to a current line of 180 points. Those wagering on the home favored Boston Celtics on the money line will lay -140 odds. Bettors who like the Miami Heat to win game three outright can take back +130 odds for their money line wager.
This is a must win situation for the Boston Celtics as they host the Miami Heat down 0-2 in this series. I expect the Boston Celtics to be able to slow down the tempo and force a half-court game as the scene moves to TD Garden tonight. Boston has had tremendous success on their home court against the Miami Heat with 14 straight up wins in their past 15 meetings. That explains the 2 ½ point line move. We still have Boston here under one possession and the Celtics are a good free throw shooting team with the ability to extend leads late. The Boston energy level is not so much of a concern tonight as the club in game two was heavily depended on the play of point guard Rajon Rondo. I expect the Celtics on their home court to work their inside game and take advantage of the lack of size in the low post of the Miami Heat. Look for Kevin Garnett, Greg Stiemsma and Brandon Bass to work inside and force good looks around the bucket at home.
The Miami Heat was simply a two man team since Chris Bosh went down due to injury in the clubs first series against the Knicks. Lebron James has played heavy minutes and the team has been extremely dependent on he and Dwyane Wade in this post season. We saw some step up games from Udonis Haslem and Marion Chalmers at home in game two but I expect a correction to the norm tonight while facing a desperate Boston Celtics team as a game three host. Miami is just 21-17 straight up on the road this season and has playoff road defeats in the playoffs to the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers. Boston goes aggressive inside and forces the Heat into a half-court game tonight and cover this -2 point spread so before wagering pick up sportsbook promo codes.