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The best bets and analysis are hot to trot when Miami and Boston go head to head in game one of the Eastern Conference Final.
boston @ miami
may 18th 10:30am
Prepare the popcorn, make sure the edge of your seats is sturdy and have a blood pressure monitor nearby.
Miami Heat gets set to host Boston Celtics at FTX Arena on Wednesday morning in game one of the Eastern Conference Final.
After capturing a 4-2 victory over Philadelphia in the semi-final, Miami has a few extra days to freshen up and prepare for this momentum-building clash.
The Heat have shown what whole-team contribution means in the playoffs despite a substantial 32-point effort in the 99-90 win in game six against the Sixers.
Miami had five players score double-figure points as it continued to share the load around its playing roster.
Boston will have to be wary about Miami’s ability to slam down points in the paint.
The Heat scored 62 points in that area against a Sixers team with Joel Embiid as the cornerstone of its rim defence.
Ime Udoka has seen his side lift its defensive end as the playoffs have progressed.
Boston restricted Milwaukee to only 81 points in the barn-storming game with seven wins to secure its spot in the Eastern Final.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown might have found a new string to their bow in the form of Grant Williams, who has timed his form spike perfectly.
Williams hit 27 points against the Bucks on Monday can; Miami must keep tabs on his influence.
So, now for the tip.
The few extra days off for Miami will help it immensely here, with the Celtics coming off a brutal series against the Bucks.
Miami Heat -1.5 at $1.90
Total points under 204.5 at $1.85
Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Miami -1.5
Leg 2: Total points under 204.5
Leg 3: J. Butler 24.5 points or more
Combined odds = $6.5