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Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat

The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 101-93 loser as they battled the Nets at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Miami was a 103-98 winner on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Boston:
Team record: 40-38 SU, 35-40-3 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 10 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 9 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 9 games on the road
is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games

When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Brooklyn are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Miami:
Team record: 62-16 SU, 43-35 ATS
Current streak: won 4 straight games.

is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games at home
is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 9 games when playing Boston

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 8-2
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Next up:
Boston at Orlando, Saturday, April 13
Miami home to Chicago, Sunday, April 14