Expect a strong fightback from the Boston Celtics (60-36), who are out to protect home court and tie the series when they host the Miami Heat (63-33) at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday. In today’s game, the Celtics emerge as 7-point favorites against the Celtics. See more predictions in the Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Heat +7 (-110)
- Heat vs Celtics Over/Under: 207.5 points
The Heat (55-40-1 ATS) went 6-3 SU in their last nine games played in May and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 matches on the road. The total has gone OVER in five of Miami’s last six outings when playing on the road against Boston, even as the Celtics were 4-1 ATS in their last five contests.
The Celtics (52-42-2 ATS) were 13-5 ATS in their last 18 matches and are 12-5 SU in their last 17 at home, even as the total has gone OVER in four of Boston’s last five contests against Miami. Boston hopes to see Jayson Tatum (cervical strain), Marcus Smart (ankle), and Robert Williams (knee) on the floor after sustaining injuries in Game 3.
Miami bucked the absence of Jimmy Butler (knee) in the second half to take Game 3, 109-103, on Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in the series. But the Heat will need a healthy Butler in Game 4, along with Kyle Lowry (hamstring), PJ Tucker (knee), Tyler Herro (groin), and Max Strus (hamstring), who are listed as questionable for Monday.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread —113 Boston Celtics – 101 Miami Heat
- Over/Under — OVER 207.5 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Stephen Curry led a spirited comeback with 32 points on six 3-pointers along with eight rebounds while Kevon Looney provided the spark with a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors rallied in the second half to beat the Dallas Mavericks, 126-117, to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference finals series.
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