The Boston Celtics (3-3) and the Miami Heat (3-3) return to the TD Garden on Monday for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Boston Celtics secured a crucial 104-103 victory, leveling the score at 3-3, and creating a winner-takes-all Game 7 on Monday. With the series tied, this final matchup will determine the winning team. Will the home advantage be enough to push the Boston Celtics over the top, or can the Miami Heat pull off an upset and advance?
Form Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics are on fire, continuing their winning streak with a 103-104 win over the Miami Heat. This brought their impressive record to three consecutive triumphs. The TD Garden has seen the home team achieve a 37-14 record this season.
From 101 games this season, the Boston Celtics have scored a solid 117.1 points on average. This gives them bragging rights as one of the NBA’s top-scoring outfits. Defensively, the Boston Celtics have restricted opponents to 110.9 points per game on average and 109.7 points in their own arena.
The Boston Celtics are a strong contender for the NBA championship. Reaching the Eastern Conference playoffs has only confirmed their potential. With an impressive performance on the court, they aim to continue their journey toward the ultimate glory of an NBA title.
Danilo Gallinari and Malcolm Brogdon are both set to miss the game.
Jayson Tatum has been performing remarkably in the playoffs, leading the Boston Celtics team in points with a 27.8 average. He has also collected 10.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.
Form Miami Heat
The Miami Heat are skating on thin ice after a 103-104 loss to the Boston Celtics extended their losing skid to three games. In their last 10 matches, they’ve gone 6-4. The pressure is now on for a team that has posted a 22-28 road record this season.
On average, Miami Heat have scored 109.8 points in the NBA this season and 108.7 points when playing away from home. Defensively, the Miami Heat have restricted opponents to 109.5 points per game on average and 110.4 points on the road.
The Miami Heat have defied expectations by advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals, much to the surprise of those who expected an early playoff elimination. This team has proven its ability to excel on the court, solidifying its status as one of the top contenders in the league.
The Miami Heat will be without both Victor Oladipo and Tyler Herro for their latest game.
Jimmy Butler has been performing exceptionally well during the postseason. The Miami Heat superstar has been scoring 28.2 points in 18 playoff and play-in games, making him a triple threat. On top of his scoring, he has an average of 6.7 rebounds per game and 5.7 assists per game.
After numerous back-and-forth contests between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics during the regular season, the two teams ended up with an even split of two wins each. The Boston Celtics have pulled off a playoff miracle with a comeback for the ages. Down 0-3, they refused to give up and fought back to tie the series at 3-3 with three consecutive wins. Their form has kept fans glued to their seats, awaiting the conclusion of this epic postseason showdown.
Jayson Tatum double-doubled in the most recent encounter. He led the way for the Boston Celtics with 31 points and snagged a further 11 rebounds. Caleb Martin had an outstanding performance himself. The Miami Heat ace snagged a team-best 15 rebounds and scored 21 points.
While the Boston Celtics averaged 110.9 points, the Miami Heat performed an average of 110.4 points in their ten most recent standoffs.
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- Moneyline (ML): Miami Heat (+250) | Boston Celtics (-311)
- Against the spread (ATS): Miami Heat +7.0 (-110) | Boston Celtics -7.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 203.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Boston Celtics to win (1.32) on the moneyline.
The Boston Celtics have been on a roll lately, having won their last three games in a row. They are feeling confident and the oddsmakers are giving them -311 odds to beat the Miami Heat. The odds imply that there is a 76% chance of a home victory on Monday. The Miami Heat are not expected to come out victorious in their next game after suffering a 103-104 defeat against the Boston Celtics in their previous match. Over the last 10 games, they have had a 6-4 record, keeping them in fair shape. Unfortunately, the odds are not in their favor with +250, making them the definite underdogs in this away game.
If you are thinking of betting on the game at the TD Garden, it is suggested to go with the Boston Celtics, offering -311 for a win. Their performance in the last 10 matches stands at 5-5, and they have a total record of 68-33 for the season.
Against the Spread
Go for the Miami Heat +7.0 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet.
The Boston Celtics are expected to win by 7 points over the Miami Heat, making them the clear favorite for the match. The Miami Heat emerged victorious in three of their last five trips to the TD Garden. The average margin of victory was 5.7 points.
The Boston Celtics have gone 29-22 ATS at the TD Garden. Their overall record for the season is 56-44 ATS. The Boston Celtics failed to cover in five of their previous ten rounds, scoring 107.8 points and conceding 106.6 points on average.
On the road, the Miami Heat have gone 22-27-1 ATS. Their record for the season itself is 43-55-3 ATS. In the last ten road matches, the Miami Heat failed to cover on four occasions. They held their opponents’ scoring to 115.0 points on average and scored 107.4 points per game.
Take the Total over 203.0 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
The average number of points tallied across the past 10 Boston Celtics-Miami Heat matchups was 221.3 points, and 230.6 points in the last five at the TD Garden.
The total line for the Boston Celtics-Miami Heat game is set at 203.0, which is 12.0 points lower than the 215-point average the two teams had in their last five encounters. Placing a bet on the Over in the total market will provide odds of -110.
The Boston Celtics are 52-47 O/U this season. Their last three games finished under the total. Exactly half the previous 10 home games went over for the Boston Celtics. The average score was 219.4 points per game. In all, the hosts are 5-5 O/U in their last 10 contests.
On the road, the Miami Heat are 24-25 O/U this season. The total went over in four of their last five away games. The average number of points scored in the past 10 Miami Heat matches was 211.8, with five of these games finishing under the total.