On Monday night, the NBA playoffs continue with Game 1 of the much anticipated Eastern Conference Finals. Join us for our free NBA picks for the first duel in South Beach between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics.
NBA Matchup: #4 Boston Celtics @ #2 Miami Heat Game 1
Date: Monday, May 28th, 8:30 ET
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
NBA Playoffs Odds: Miami -8
NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
The oddsmakers know what’s up in this first game of this series. There’s a reason that the Celtics are such tremendous underdogs when push comes to shove on Monday night. They are an old team, and they definitely have looked it here in the second season for the most part. This isn’t a series against the 76ers or the Hawks. This is a significantly bigger and badder Miami team that is going to run up and down the court with its two tremendously superior athletes. The Celtics just don’t stand a chance against LeBron and D-Wade on just one day of rest with the travel time this late in the season. Look for Wade and James to find the matchup that is the best on offense quite a bit, and that means exploiting Ray Allen, who looks to basically be at the end of his career on both sides of the court.
NBA Free Pick: Miami Heat -8