Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat
The Miami Heat will be looking to take a commanding three game lead in their series with the Celtics on Friday. The Celtics are -1.5 point favorites over the Heat with an over/under point total set at 179.
The Boston Celtics gave the Heat a run for their money on Wednesday, but Boston just didn’t have the legs in the end to take out Miami. Boston held the lead for the first half, but Miami came out of the locker room red hot, taking the lead back from the Celtics. To their credit Boston didn’t give in easily, but in the end James and company were just too much for Boston. Leading the Celtics on the night was Rajon Rondo who was outstanding, finishing the night with 44 points and ten assists.
The Miami Heat defeated the Celtics in their last outing on Wednesday by the score of 115-111 in overtime. Leading the Miami Heat against Boston was LeBron James who had a monster night finishing with 34 points and ten rebounds. D-Wade also was solid for Miami as Wade finished the night with 23 points.
The Celtics have just two wins in their last six games, but Boston is 11-1 in their last 12 games at home. The Miami Heat are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against Boston.
The Boston Celtics have their backs to the wall here on Friday as this is a make or break game for Boston essentially. Miami is the better team, but the Celtics showed that they can run with the Heat, and with the Celtics being at home, I’ll back Boston here.
Boston Celtics -1.5 Miami Heat