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Underdogs Hot When Celtics, Heat Meet

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The Miami Heat have rebounded from the departure of LeBron James faster than many anticipated and have officially vaulted themselves back to the top of the Eastern Conference this season. The Heat will be looking to collect their fifth victory in six games Monday evening when they welcome the Boston Celtics to South Beach.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the Celtics and Heat.
  • The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Miami.
  • The UNDER is 14-3 in the Heat's last 17 games.

When the Celts and Heat collide it’s the underdogs that have been cashing spread bets, as pups have gone a perfect 10-0 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the clubs. Miami covered in three of their four meetings against Boston last season as dogs in each game.

Both sides enter the tilt struggling at the betting window, going 2-5 ATS in their last seven games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Miami Heat installed as -4.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 196.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 2-0 result in favor of the Heat. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Heat sit at 10-5 (7-8 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Boston Celtics are currently 9-8 (8-9 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Miami is 2-13 OU and Boston is 7-10 OU. This season the Miami Heat are 10-5 overall and 7-8 ATS against the number, while the Boston Celtics are 9-8 and 8-9 ATS. As for the totals, Miami is 2-13 on the OU, and Boston is 7-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Boston injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 2-rated Boston Celtics taking on the No. 14-rated Miami Heat in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Miami's No. 25-ranked offense (96.33 PPG) against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 8 at 97.65 PPG. The Miami Heat have averaged 44.73% from the field per game, more than the Boston Celtics have managed so far this NBA season (42.9% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Celtics endured a 110-91 loss at the hands of the Magic on Sunday, despite a 20-point effort from Isaiah Thomas at Amway Center.

The Heat got 25 points from Gerald Green as Miami ran past New York 97-78 on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games
  • Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
  • Miami is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Miami's last 14 games
  • Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Sacramento, Thursday, December 3rd
Miami home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, December 3rd