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Boston Celtics Betting Favorite by -5 Against Miami Heat on Saturday

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the Heat of Miami hit the hard court against the Celtics of Boston.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Boston Celtics as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 208 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Celtics to win this game 111-108. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics sport a record of 34-25 and 31-26-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Miami Heat sit at 32-25 and 30-26-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 31-27-1 for the Boston Celtics and 21-36 for the Miami Heat. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Miami injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Boston Celtics and the No. 22-rated Heat in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Miami Heat rank No. 13 in the league with 44.02 per game. That compares with Boston's No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA's No. 10-ranked team at 9.07 per game, while the Miami Heat rate No. 28 with 5.96 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami got 32 points from Dwyane Wade en route to a 118-112 loss at the hands of Miami on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Celtics grabbed a 112-107 win over the Bucks on Thursday, behind a 27-point effort from Isaiah Thomas at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Miami is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at New York, Sunday, February 28th
Boston home to Utah, Monday, February 29th