The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at TD Banknorth Garden.
Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Heat, while the game’s total is sitting at 191½.
The Heat lost to Philadelphia 85-77 as a 7.5-point underdog on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (196).
Jermaine O’Neal led Miami with 20 points, while Dwyane Wade was held to 18 points on 8-of-21 shooting.
Paul Pierce had 37 points and seven boards for Boston in its 127-121 loss to Chicago on Tuesday night.
Chicago cashed as 2-point home underdogs as the game played over the 195.5-point total set by oddsmakers.
Boston has lost 2 straight games.
Miami: 36-30 SU, 31-34-1 ATS
Boston: 50-18 SU, 34-34 ATS
Miami most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Boston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami’s last 9 games
Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 8 games when playing at home against Miami
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami
Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games at home
Miami at New Jersey, Friday, March 20
Boston at San Antonio, Friday, March 20