The NBA Finals awaits the Boston Celtics (62-36), as they try to accomplish that goal when they host the Miami Heat (63-35) at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday. In today’s game, the Celtics are 8.5-point favorites against the Heat. 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 +8.5(-110)
- Heat vs Celtics Over/Under: 201 points
The Heat (55-42-1 ATS) went 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games when playing on the road against the Celtics and are 13-7 SU in their last 20 matches. The total has gone UNDER in five of Miami’s last seven outings on the road.
The Celtics (54-42-2 ATS) were 13-5 SU in their last 18 matches at home, even as the total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston’s last 15 games against Miami. Boston regained homecourt advantage by taking Game 5, 93-80, on Wednesday, as they try to end the series despite Marcus Smart (ankle) and Ribert Williams (knee) still questionable to play on Friday.
Miami has listed PJ Tucker (knee), Kyle Lowry (hamstring), and Max Strus (hamstring) as probable for Game 6, while top reserve Tyler Herro (groin) is questionable to play. The Heat need to bounce back from back-to-back losses in the series to save their season and force a Game 7 back to Miami.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread —98 Boston Celtics – 94 Miami Heat
- Over/Under — OVER 201 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Klay Thompson scored 32 points on eight 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors will return to the NBA finals after a two-year absence by ousting the Dallas Mavericks, 120-110, to complete a 4-1 victory in their Western conference finals series.
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