The Celtics bounced back to win Game 3 on Saturday as they routed Miami and easily covered the odds in NBA gambling at Sports-Gambling. Now the Celtics will try and even the series on Monday.
NBA playoffs odds list Boston as a two-point favorite on the basketball betting line on Monday night in this game you can see on TNT television. The Celtics are coming off a 97-81 win on Saturday and now trail the best-of-seven series 2-1.
The Celtics got a big game from Kevin Garnett who had 28 points and 18 rebounds and Rajon Rondo showed toughness even after dislocating his elbow. He had 11 assists in the game and even scored a couple of baskets playing with the injury in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce added 27 points as the Celtics won a game they had to have.
Dwyane Wade had 23 points and seven assists to lead Miami but the Heat didn’t get much out of LeBron James and they got next to nothing out of Chris Bosh. Some people had written the Celtics off after they lost the first two games in Miami but Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra knew that it was not going to be easy against a team like Boston with their talent and their experience.
The Celtics dominated the Heat in the second half on Saturday and proved the series will not be easy for Miami. Rondo was the inspirational leader for Boston while Kevin Garnett was the inside force. He dominated Chris Bosh all night long as he had 28 points and 18 rebounds.
Miami has not played well in Boston recently and oftentimes it has been ugly. Three of their worst point totals in road games this season have come in Boston. The Heat are 0-6 vs. the odds in NBA gambling in the last 6 meetings in Boston and the home team in this series is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Miami has been going under the NBA playoffs odds on the road recently with four of their last five going under the total. Boston has also been going under the total at home with five of their last six staying under the total vs. the NBA playoffs odds. In this series, 16 of the last 22 games in Boston have gone under.