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Celtics and Heat Clash for First in Eastern Conference

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Betting Information

First-year NBA coaches can face an uphill climb at the start of their tenures.  Certainly, that was the case for Celtics coach Ime Udoka in the initial two months of NBA betting action.  Boston stumbled out of the gate and was out of sync in those initial weeks of play.  Since New Year’s, the Celtics have been one of the best teams in the Association.  From a gambling perspective, Boston has become a favorite of players due to its high rate of profitability.  By contrast, the Heat are no longer printing money.  Miami is now in the red.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV Coverage: ESPN

Heat vs. Celtics Betting Odds

Heat +4½ ( -110 ) 214½ ( -110 ) +165
Celtics -4½ ( -110 ) 214½ ( -110 ) -190
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Miami Heat at Boston Celtics CashBet Wagering Analysis

To begin with, this online sportsbook matchup gives us two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.  Squares were turned off by the Celtics’ poor start and are not yet back in the fold.  Miami has been a popular team with casual gamblers since making the 2020 NBA Finals.  Although sharps don’t usually like power home teams, they’ll make an exception here.  Boston will get a price break from oddsmakers based on Miami’s popularity at the betting window.  In fact, it will be hard to get a better price on the Celtics at home than on Wednesday.

Heat is Going Cool Down the Stretch  

Late on, Miami has gotten the cash in just one of its last nine games.  Four of the Heat’s most recent five games have gone over the betting on NBA total.  Now Miami stands at 47-28 straight up, 40-34-1 against the spread, and 44-31 over/under.  Overall, the Heat has NBA metrics of 17th for scoring offense, 21st for offensive rebounds, 5th for points allowed, and 2nd for defensive rebounding.

First among Miami scorers is forward Jimmy Butler, with 21 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.  Center Bam Adebayo adds 19.0 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest.

Celtics Stay Green in Dog Days of Season

Boston has been one of the most reliable teams on the NBA board lately.  To show, the Celtics have paid in seven of its last ten games.  Five of the Celtics’ previous seven games cleared the pro basketball betting total.  As a result, the Celtics are 46-28 straight up, 39-34-1 against the spread, and 34-38 under the total.  Boston has NBA metrics of ranks 16th for scoring offense, 5th for offensive rebounding, 1st for points allowed, and 14th for defensive rebounding.

Above all, forward Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics with 27.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest.

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Against the Spread

Specifically, on the road, Miami is 61% against the spread.  As an underdog, the Heat is 71% vs. the line.  In Eastern Conference games, the Heat are 53% on the board.  On the road, Miami is 62% over the total.  While as an underdog, the Heat is 67% over the total.  In Eastern Conference games, the Heat is 51% under the number.

At home, Boston is 45% against the spread.  And then, as a favorite, the Celtics are 51% vs. the line.  In Eastern Conference games, the Celtics are 50% on the board.  While at home, Boston is 45% over the total.  As a favorite, the Celtics are 54% under the number.  In Eastern Conference games, the Celtics are 52% under the total.

Fashion that head-to-Head Miami is 4-5 against Boston vs. the spread.  The Heat and Celtics are 6-2 over the total.  At Boston, the Heat is 4-2 vs. the number

Also, this series is 5-1 over the basketball betting total in Boston.

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics CashBet Free Pick  

As was previously noted, the Celtics are in far better NBA gambling form than Miami.  Boston will get a fair price at home for this marquee opponent.

Heat at Celtics CashBet Best Bet: 

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