NBA playoffs odds expectations are high for the Miami Heat as they have played far better the past 2 months and are the most talented basketball betting commodity in the league.
The Boston Celtics will host the Miami Heat on Saturday night in game 3 of their best of seven Eastern Conference semifinals series with a telecast on ABC set to start at 8 PM ET. Be sure to have your Sports Gambling account open and ready for action on this huge showdown as both side and total odds will be available.
The Celtics are considered to be the best defensive team in basketball gambling and are known to suffocate teams at home during the playoffs. Keep in mind that last year the Celtics had the Lakers on the ropes 3-2 in the NBA Finals before losing the series on the road.
While Miami is loaded with plenty of offensive weapons the Celtics will be press the point as a host and make the Heat earn every bucket.
Miami performed much like the Los Angeles Lakers with the NBA lines this year as they were an overlay at home and brought their best value on the road as they paid out in 24 of their 41 away games on the season. The Heat draw a considerable amount of public money, just like the Lakers, but not as much on the road as the public tends to prefer home teams.
Getting lost in the shuffle and news is the Miami defense, which ranked 6th in the NBA this year for points allowed while the offense ranked a solid 8th to make for one of the better balanced teams in the league. In this potentially pivotal game 3 defense is likely to be a major factor in deciding who gets the money.
Boston has dominated this head to head series prior to this series with the NBA playoffs odds the Celtics paid out in 14 out of 20 games with the Heat. Miami has had major problems on the road against the Celtics with just 6 payouts in their last 18 games at Boston as the Celtics won the last 5 matchups over Miami as a host.