4* NBA Season-opening *BEST BET* (TNT) on Celtics +6.5

4* NBA Season-opening *BEST BET* (TNT) on Celtics +6.5

Boston vs. Miami, 10/30/2012 20:00 EDT, Score: 107 - 120

Point Spread: +6½/-110 Boston

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

4* NBA Season-opening *BEST BET* (TNT) on Celtics +6.5
Tonight will be more about the ring ceremony for the defending champs. The Celtics, meanwhile, will be all business as they look to send a message to the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season. Veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce especially want to show Ray Allen that he made a mistake. Neither has spoken to their former teammate since he rejected a two-year, $12 million offer to return to the Celtics.

Even without Allen, I believe Boston is a better team now that Jeff Green is healthy and sixth-man extraordinaire Jason Terry has been brought aboard.

Boston typically plays Miami tough and is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings as a result. In fact, the Celtics have won or lost by just 4 points in 7 of the last 10 meetings. Take the points.

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