One of the most anticipated opening games in NBA betting history is on Tuesday as the Boston Celtics host the Miami Heat.
The Heat have their big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and a lot is expected from Miami this season but they will not have an easy task on the road in their season opener at Boston. Gamblers making an NBA bet are really excited about this one.
Miami -1 at SBG
Miami is a one point favorite in this game that can be seen on TNT and the total is listed at 192. The Heat is getting much of the attention because of James, Wade and Bosh but the Celtics have the original big three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. And Boston has a little motivation in this game to show Miami that the Eastern Conference is not going to be a pushover.
There has simply never been a game that has had more build up to start a regular season than this one. Not only do both teams have their big three, Boston also added Shaquille O’Neal in the off-season. Boston was very impressive in the preseason as they went 7-1 while Miami didn’t do much as they went 3-4.
Trends Favor Boston
A lot of people are going to make an NBA bet on Miami simply because they have James, Wade and Bosh. The problem with doing that is that Miami has proven nothing and the trends are not in their favor. The Heat is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Atlantic Division. The Heat is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Heat is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.
Boston is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games. They are 8-3 ATS in their las0t 11 vs. the Southeast. In this series, the home team is 4-1 in NBA betting in the last 50 meetings. The Heat is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
Total Trends – This might be a low scoring game. The Under is 13-5-2 in Miami’s last 20 road games. The Under is 5-0 in the Celtics last 5 overall. The Under is 13-5-1 in the last 19 meetings in Boston.