NBA betting action continues on Monday night from TD Garden, where the Boston Celtics will host the Miami Heat in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA television schedule shows this 8:00 ET tip happening on ESPN.
Free Basketball Picks: Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics
Date: Monday, March 18th, 8:00 ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
NBA Betting Odds: Miami -5
Heat vs. Celtics Live TV: ESPN
We absolutely hate to be in front of the runaway train known as the Miami Heat right now, but we feel like we have no choice whatsoever but to do so in this one. Boston has been playing well over the course of its last few games, and it has done so without getting much in the way of help from F Kevin Garnett, who is nursing a groin injury. KG is considered “50/50” for this one, which really should add all the more fuel to the Miami fire if he doesn’t play. Miami has a score to settle as well, having lost in this building two months ago, in what, believe it or not, is the second most recent loss that the team has suffered. In that game, Garnett scored 24 points and pulled down 11 boards, and though G Rajon Rondo was out, F Jared Sullinger was in. Now, all three guys might be on the shelf. So why do we like Boston so much in this one? The Heat are playing their second game of a back to back on the road, something that is bound to catch up with teams eventually. Last night’s win in Toronto looked easy, but the Raptors had Miami on the ropes until they were outscored by 14 points in the fourth quarter. Could this be the day that the Heat finally get busted? It’s very, very possible.
Heat @ Celtics Pick: Boston Celtics +5
Heat @ Celtics Prediction: Boston 97 – Miami 95