Miami Heat 14-5 (12-5-2 ATS) are playing Boston Celtics 14-5 (11-6-2 ATS) on Dec 4, 2019, 7:30pm ET at TD Garden. The Celtics opened at -5.5 in Vegas and the current line is BOS -5.5.
Miami is pacing the Southeast division in first place at 14-5. Led by All-Star J. Butler who's avg 18 pts/gm, 6 assists while his defensive prowl grabs him almost 3 steals per game. This leads the Heat to scoring 111 pts/gm while giving up 105 defensively which ranks 8th in the league. K. Nunn has been a pleasant surprise who contributes 16 pts/gm. What's been a huge factor has been the depth of the bench. PG G. Dragic, J. Winslow, T. Herro along with K. Olynyk all have been starters or could start for teams right now. With this Heat squad, Miami has gone 7-0 ATS vs teams with a losing record. Miami has been on fire lately against lesser competition which nets them 7-3 ATS last 10 games. Boston doesn't have a losing record which Miami is 0-2 SU against teams with a winning record. This will be a challenge and see where Miami stands against the elite in the Eastern Conference.
Boston sits second in the Atlantic at 14-5. Led by newly acquired star PG K. Walker who came in to replace former star PG K. Irving has the Celtics striving only behind first place Toronto by 1 game. Boston scores 110 pts/gm and defensively give up 104. The starting five for Boston has a lot of young talent including J. Brown, OKS standout M. Smart, Duke star J. Tatum and of course Walker. The Celtics don't quite have the star name depth like Miami but are adequate to keep the team in games. Boston has only played 3 home games in there last 10 which they went 1-1-1 ATS all being favorites. Both these teams have the exact same record and each are led by Superstars. This should be a good game to watch.
Key Betting Trends:
Miami is 5-5-1 ATS away
Miami is 0-2 ATS as underdogs recent games
Miami is 0-2 SU vs teams winning record
Miami is 8-2 SU last 10
Boston is 4-2-1 ATS home
Boston is 1-1-1 last 3 home games as favorites
Miami PG G. Dragic quest Wed
Boston SG M. Smart doubt Wed
Betting Prediction and Pick:
No doubt Miami is a good overall team but watching them play against teams that win they simply can't win. Playing against Philly they got demolished. I took the 76ers that game covering the 7 easily. They beat up bad teams but Boston is no slouch. The Celtics also best the bad teams but against teams with a winning record they are .500. I see Boston has the upper hand. They've played away from the Garden these last 2 weeks so I think with a more experienced team and finally being home again I'll take Boston and lay the 6 pts.
Very similar style of play and very similar style of coaching too , Butler playing really good! Miami will be missing their head coach (Erik Spoelstra) for tonight game. That is the advantage boston has for tonight game.!! Will take boston money line! Not sure if boston will cover the points but i'm sure they can come out with the victory at home!
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