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Celtics vs Heat Game 6 Betting

The underdog Boston Celtics will try to eliminate the Miami Heat from the postseason on Thursday night as they hit the hardwood at TD Garden in Game 6 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals.

The Celtics took a 3-2 series lead with a 94-90 road victory in Game 5 of the best-of-seven set on Tuesday night. Kevin Garnett scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Boston in that win.

Supporters of the Heat have seen them go 46-20 and 32-34 ATS so far this season, while the Celtics are at 39-27 and 34-31-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Celtics are 29-37, while the Heat are 25-39-2.

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Celtics sat as 1.5-point underdogs at 5Dimes. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 179.5 at some shops such as TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 17-rated Celtics and the No. 5-rated Heat in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-96 win for the Heat on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 26-ranked offense (91.8 PPG) against a Heat defense that ranks No. 4 at 92.5 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 46% from the field per game, less than the Heat have managed so far this season (46.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Heat own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 95.5 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in home scoring.

Boston won its last outing, a 94-90 result against the Heat on June 5. The Celtics covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 184 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston got 26 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Garnett en route to a 94-90 victory over Miami on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Miami Heat Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Heat at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Miami
Boston is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Boston, Saturday, June 9
Boston at Miami, Saturday, June 9

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