Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics look to close out the series against the Miami Heat in Game 6 tonight. The Heat are -1.5 point favorites over the Celtics with an over/under point total set at 179.5.
Head to head, the Heat are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Boston, while the home team is 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Conference Finals games and 15-5-2 ATS in their last 22 games as a home underdog of 0.5-4.5. The Heat on the other hand are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 playoff games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5, but just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Conference Finals games.
If I told you last week that the Thunder were going to hand the Spurs four straight losses to advance to the NBA finals and the Celtics were on the brink of doing the same to the Heat, you would not have believed me in the slightest. However, that could very well be a possibility if the Celtics can close the series out tonight. I’m torn on who I want to win because nothing would be better than seeing Miami get knocked out early again, however a Thunder v Heat series would be better to see. Whatever happens tonight, I don’t think anyone is getting past Kevin Durant and company.
Now this is a knock out game for Miami obviously, however I’m not putting too much stock into that because the last thing Boston wants to do is head back to Miami for a Game 7. While the Heat have the talent to still win this series, the fact of the matter is they are a bunch of front runners and when the going gets tough, they are no where to be seen. The Celtics have been the better team in this series and they are going to be playing in front of a very rowdy crowd tonight, so why can’t they close out the series?
Boston Celtics +1.5 Miami Heat