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Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics NBA Basketball Betting Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Betting Trends

The year’s NBA basketball betting action continues this Monday night with a thrilling Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics contest. The Heat are on a roll after turning in their winningest month of the and will be looking to make a final push for the playoffs. The Celtics on the other hand, are in a bit of a rut after turning in a 2-5 record in their last 7 matches. So which side should players learning how to bet on sports take this evening? Let’s check up on tonight’s sportsbook odds to find out.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics – Monday, April 1st    

When: 7:30 pm ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: NBATV

Stream: NBA League Pass

NBA Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Heat +7 (-110) 212½ (-110) +240
Celtics -7 (-110) 212½ (-110) -280
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Miami Heat          

The Heat enter tonight’s action sporting a 38-38 record that ranks them as the best team in the Southeast Division. However, in the Eastern Conference, Miami currently ranks 8th overall. Although that would be enough to get them into the playoffs if the season ended today, the Heat unfortunately still have a little while to go. And since the 9th seeded Orlando Magic are right on Miami’s tail, it’s clear the Heat cannot afford any slipups if they want to make the postseason. So what kind of chance do they stand against Boston on the road tonight?

All in all it’s clear that tonight’s NBA basketball betting odds are sticking with Boston decisively here. Similarly tonight’s numbers place Miami at a disadvantage. This is because the Heat are scoring 105.6 while giving up just that, 105.6, on defense. Comparatively Boston is putting up 112.4 while giving up 108.1. If those numbers pan out this evening, Miami’s playoff hopes will come into jeopardy tonight.

Players to Watch: Josh Richardson (16.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.1 apg), Dwyane Wade (14.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.0 apg), and Goran Dragic (14.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.5 apg).

Boston Celtics   

The Celtics leap into tonight’s action sporting a 45-32 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the Atlantic Division. And in the Eastern Conference, Boston currently ranks 4th overall. At the present time Boston is 12 games behind the division leading Milwaukee Bucks. Nevertheless, the club is pretty happy in knowing that they’ve already locked up a spot in this year’s postseason. The only question now is just how much momentum will Boston bring into the playoffs. Furthermore, will they be able to take care of the Heat at home tonight? Judging by the fact that Boston is 7-3 in their last 10 against Miami, it’s clear that the answer is a resounding yes.

Players to Watch: Kyrie Irving (23.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 7.1 apg), Jayson Tatum (15.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Marcus Morris (14.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.4 apg).

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • Miami is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
  • Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Miami
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 11 games

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. Sure Boston is putting up better numbers and is having an all-around better season. However, they are 2-5 in their last 7 while Miami brings much more momentum. Additionally, the Heat have much more to play for tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 107-102 Miami.