Boston Celtics at Miami Basketball Betting

January 15th, 2024 Live NBA Betting Lines

Basketball betting on Sunday includes a great matchup in Miami that will be on NBA-TV as the Miami Heat host the Boston Celtics. NFL action will get a lot of attention on Sunday but this NBA betting game has the potential to be one of the best games of the day.

Basketball betting has seen the Celtics own this series against the Heat lately.  Boston has won 8 of the last 10 against Miami and they are a profitable 7-3 in NBA betting in those games. The teams met four times last season and the Celtics won three of the four although the teams split against the basketball betting odds.  The teams split their two games in Miami as the Celtics won 98-83 while the Heat won by a score of 107-99.  Three of the last four meetings between the two teams overall have gone over the basketball betting total.   That may not be the case in this NBA betting contest since both teams are playing well defensively this season.

Boston has a good overall record straight up but they have not been a good team against the basketball betting pointspread.  Boston has a defense that is in the Top 5 in the league but so far this basketball betting season the Boston offense is below average.  Paul Pierce has led the Boston Celtics in scoring this season and he is getting a lot of help from Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and others.

Miami has been a pleasant surprise this basketball betting season.  The Heat have played better defensively this season as they are in the Top 10 in the league in fewest points allowed. Dwyane Wade is having another excellent season and the Heat have proven they can win against anyone in the league.  They beat Orlando on the road earlier this week in basketball betting. The Heat have not been that great against the NBA betting odds this season though as they are right around the .500 mark. This is a fun Miami to watch in basketball betting. In addition to Wade they have Michael Beasley who won the game against Orlando, Jermaine O’Neal, James Jones, Mario Chalmers and Udonis Haslem.  It should also help them in basketball betting when they get Quentin Richardson back.

This basketball betting matchup on Sunday should be entertaining as the Celtics meet Wade and the Heat in Miami.


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