Upstart Heat Increase as Chalk to Celtics in Eastern Conference Finals

Upstart Heat Increase as Chalk to Celtics in Eastern Conference Finals

September 21st, 2020 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

Following wins in games, one and two Miami had the Celtics on the ropes. Boston is back off the mat after a game three payout. Miami still leads the Boston 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals. But there is a sense that this series is far from over. Defensively the Heat and Celtics are two of the best. Compared to past seasons Boston has shown much-improved offense. Boston’s offense is seen as the potential difference-maker for NBA bets. Miami is an upstart surprise team in the East. Specifically, they have gone much further than expected.

2020 Eastern Conference Finals – Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics

Date and Time:Wednesday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location:ESPN WWOS, Orlando, Florida
Celtics vs. Heat TV COrage:ESPN
Heat vs. Celtics Series SBG Odds:
Celtics-3 (-110)210½ (-110)-155
Heat+3 (-110)210½ (-110)+135
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2020 Eastern Conference Finals Remaining Schedule and TV Coverage

Game 5Wednesday, September 23, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 6Friday, September 25, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN*
Game 7Sunday, September 27, 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN*

*=if necessary

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics SBG Odds Overview

Miami is the sportsbook favorite after winning the first two games. Counter to that is Boston’s improved appeal after a 117-106 game three win. Normally the Celtics would be the public choice. Cause by their status as a legacy franchise. And a large fan base that is generational. Certainly, the Celtics will draw increased handle after their game three wins.

Miami Heat Team Overview

Namely, Goran Dragic and Jimmy Butler have sparked the Miami surprise. Bam Adebayo’s rebounding has been a difference-maker too. Eric Spoelstra is one of the Association’s elite coaches.

Key Heat: PG Goran Dragic 21.3 PTS, 4.3 REB, 4.7 AST, 46.3 FG%, 38.3 3P%, 80 FT%, SF Jimmy Butler 20.6 PTS, 5.6 REB, 4.1 AST, 47.0 FG%, 47.8 3P%, 84.2 FT%, PF Bam Adebayo 17.7 PTS, 11.4 REB, 4.8 AST, 55.7 FG%, 0.0 3P%, 82.4 FT%

Boston Celtics Team Overview

Boston coach Brad Stevens went back to his roots this year. Team basketball and defense are his comfort zone. Kyrie Irving and the star system was an epic failure at the end. Irving’s departure has proven to be positive.

Key Celtics: PF Jayson Tatum 25.3 PTS, 10.3 REB, 4.6 AST, 44.7 FG%, 38.9 3P%, 80.2 FT%, SG Jaylen Brown 21.1 PTS, 7.3 REB, 2.2 AST, 45.7 FG%, 33.3 3P%, 86.0 FT%, PG Kemba Walker 19.9 PTS, 4.4 REB, 4.9 AST, 44.4 FG%, 29.4 3P%, 85.1 FT%

Miami Heat and Boston Celtics Against the Spread

The Heat are:

  • 5-2 against the spread as dogs
  • 4-2 over the total when getting points
  • 3-4 vs. the odds head to head with the Celtics
  • 2-4-1 under the total with Boston
  • 10-2 vs. the line against the Eastern Conference
  • 4-5 under the total in games with the Eastern Conference

The Celtics are:

  • 3-5 against the odds as chalk
  • 3-6 under the total when laying points
  • 3-4 with the odds against Eastern Conference opponents
  • 3-9 under the total versus the Eastern Conference

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics SBG Free Picks

In this situation, the Celtics are a live dog for NBA bets. It took Boston a couple of games to wake up but they have arrived. Miami’s lack of scoring may wear them down over seven games.

Heat vs. Celtics SBG Best Bet: Boston Celtics

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