This has been a contentious series with both teams playing a physical type of basketball. The Heat are slight basketball betting favorites in this Sunday matchup.
NBA betting in this series has been exciting with close, physical games. Kevin Garnett was even ejected in Game 1 and suspended for Game 2. That is one reason ABC picked this game for Sunday. The Celtics are no longer a dominant NBA team but they still have enough talent to win this series against Miami. This is a key game though on Sunday. The Celtics could get worn down in a long series as they have older players like Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. The Heat are the younger team and if they get this win on Sunday they may have a chance in this series.
The Celtics were far better this season on the road than they were at home. People just believed that this was still the same Boston team that was dominant and that simply was not the case. At home they were almost always overvalued. On the road the Celtics were a much better wager against the NBA betting odds. That doesn’t mean the Celtics were great on the road though. But at least they have a winning record against the point spread on the road and that is something that can’t say about their home mark. Boston also has had some success at Miami. In the regular season they had won six of the last ten at Miami. They were an even better 7-3 against the spread. For some reason the road team in this series has done pretty well over the past couple of seasons.
Miami was not that great at home this season either so this game could set up well for Boston in terms of basketball betting trends. The Heat had a losing record during the regular season at home vs. the point spread. Miami plays excellent defense but oftentimes they don’t get enough offense to cover the number in home games. Miami had the second best defense in the league during the regular season. Boston was not far behind at 5th in the league so this game on Sunday has the potential to be low scoring.