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Celtics vs. Heat NBA Betting, Odds Picks and Analysis – January 10, 2021

NBA Preview: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Betting odds and picks

At the onset of this new season did Miami face a lot of doubts.  Gamblers are not convinced about their legitimacy as Eastern Conference champions.  Boston might disagree.  Consider the Celtics were upset by the Heat in last season’s playoffs. Boston was the strong NBA betting favorite in that series.  However, the Heat proved to be the stronger team.  At least at that time.  Boston is off to a more impressive start for 2020-21.  This leads to the theory of many gamblers.  Miami caught lightning in a bottle at the NBA Bubble.  Encompassing that is the word “fluke.”

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Betting Information

Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV Coverage: NBA TV

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Betting Odds

Heat -8 (-110) 212 (-110) -330
Celtics +8 (-110) 212 (-110) +270
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Miami Heat at Boston Celtics CashBet Wagering Analysis

Squares are going to prefer the home favorite Celtics.  It fits their comfort zone.  Sharps will certainly consider the potential sportsbook value of Miami.  It follows that the Heat knows they can beat Boston.  For this reason, they won’t be intimated at Boston.  A lack of fans in the stands plays into that theory as well.  Also, Miami is one of the NBA’s best defensive teams.  Boston has not been consistently effective on offense. Sharps will take that into account as well.  Counter to that is casual money bet on the Celtics brand.

Miami Offense has No Heat

At the onset of the season, the Heat are 3-3 straight up and vs. the odds.  Four of those games stayed under the betting on NBA total.  Miami ranks 27th in the NBA for scoring offense and 8th for points allowed.

Namely center Bam Adebayo leads the Heat with 19.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.  Guard Tyler Herro adds 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.  Miami’s lack of secondary scoring is a problem.

Coach Eric Spoelstra won considerable respect for Miami’s 2019 playoff run.  Extending that is the strong work ethic of the Heat defense.

Boston Wins While Trying to Get Into Sync

Boston has a pro basketball betting record of 5-3 straight up, 4-4 against the spread, and 5-3 over the total.  Overall, the Celtics rank 11th in the NBA for scoring offense and 20th for points allowed.

Guard Jaylen Brown leads the Celtics with 26.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.  And then forward Jayson Tatum averages 26.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest.

So far, the Celtics are not playing complimentary basketball.  But coach Brad Stevens has the team that he wants.  He is much happier with the team approach of his current roster.  Last season was indicative of that.

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Against the Spread

Miami has been one of the best basketball betting values on the NBA board.  To illustrate the Heat are 55-38-4 against the spread.  As road dogs, they’re 12-4 on the board.  And in Eastern Conference games Miami is 36-38-3 vs. the odds.

Overall, the Heat are 46-50-1 under the total.  As road dogs Miami is 7-9 to the under.  In Eastern Conference games the Heat are 33-33-1 over and under.

To summarize the Celtics are 55-38-4 against the spread.  As home favorites, Boston is 15-13-1 vs. the odds.  In Eastern Conference matchups the Celtics are 36-28-3 on the board.

Boston is 46-50-1 under the total in all games.  As home chalk, they’re 15-14 to the over.  And against the Eastern Conference, the Celtics are 33-33-1 over and under.

Miami has covered five of their last seven games against Boston.  And the last four games in this series cleared the total.  At Boston, the Heat has paid in four of their last five visits.  Three of those five games stayed under.

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier the Heat has shown strong NBA gambling value at Boston.  To be exact their defense should keep them within the numbers.

Heat at Celtics CashBet Best Bet: 

Miami Heat


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