The 28-12 Miami Heat will be the road club when they travel to play the 20-23 Boston Celtics in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Boston is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC.
The odds from this NBA game has the road team Miami Heat favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 188 points. There has been no line movement in this NBA game since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The teams met back on December 30th with Miami posting the 120-107 home win against the Celtics as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 187 ½ points.
Miami is 10-9 straight up on the road this season. The team wins their fourth straight game following a 110-88 home win on Friday night to the Detroit Pistons as a -9 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 192 points. The Heat got it done in the second half by outscoring Detroit 50-37 in the win. Miami shoots nearly 56% from the floor and connect on 19 of 23 free throws. They force 19 Pistons turnovers. Dwyane Wade had 29 points and 7 assists on 12 of 20 shooting. The Heat is the top shooting team in the league hitting on 49.1% from the floor.
The Celtics are running bad right now with six straight losses. They come off the 123-111 road overtime loss on Friday night to the Atlanta Hawks as a +5 ½ point underdog. The total landed over 185 ½ points. Boston chokes away a 29-10 lead after one quarter in the loss. The Celtics hit on 45% from the floor and give away the game with 21 turnovers. Kevin Garnett led the team with 24 points and 10 rebounds on 11 of 18 shooting. Boston is a bottom third team in the league in points scored and three point shooting as they average 95 points a game and 33.5% from three. Their lack of size down low to help Garnett hurts this club as they rank 29th and second to last in the NBA in rebounding.