Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference will meet up in Miami tonight as the Celtics travel to South Beach to play the Heat. For up to the minute odds on this game please go to Just Bet sportsbook.
Head to head the Celtics are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games between the two teams in Miami. The favorite is actually 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meeting and the home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9. The Heat are just 4-10 ATS in the last 14 games vs. teams with a winning record and just 1-4 ATS following a game in which they won by more than 10. The Celtics on the flip side are 4-1-1 in their last 6 road games when they are playing a team with more then a .600 win percentage. They are also an impressive 15-5-2 in their last 22 games overall.
Miami is certainly widely considered to be better than the Celtics and as they should, the Heat have been better overall this season than Boston. With that said the Celtics are actually 17-7 after the all-star break and have over taken the Sixers for first place in the division. The Heat are still winning games, but they have struggled on the road in particular where they have lost by 10 or more points in 4 of their last 10 road games.
Seeing as Miami was pasted in Boston at the start of the month, there is no doubt the Heat has payback in their minds tonight. Having said that, there is a lot at stake in this game and I hardly think Boston will play any less hard, because let’s face it, they hate this Heat team. Miami have only lost three home games all season long, so winning in South Beach is no easy feat. However, Boston is playing better basketball at the moment and they should make a real game of this. We like Boston and the points in this one at the sportsbook.