20* Celtics/Heat ESPN Game 1 No-Brainer on Boston +8.5

20* Celtics/Heat ESPN Game 1 No-Brainer on Boston +8.5

Boston vs. Miami, 05/28/2012 20:30 EDT, Score: 79 - 93

Point Spread: +8½/-109 Boston

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

The Boston Celtics are getting no respect from oddsmakers in Game 1 tonight. I'll take full advantage and back the Celtics at this inflated number Monday. Boston is a tough match-up for Miami, especially considering the Heat are still without Chris Bosh.

Doc Rivers is a defensive genius of a head coach. He knows how to stop superstars, and he'll have the perfect game plan to defend Lebron James and Dwyane Wade by double-teaming them often, making other players try and beat them. Boston has proven in the past that they know how to stop these two.

Boston is 8-1 ATS after a combined score of 160 points or less this season. The Celtics are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Boston is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings with Miami. The Celtics won three of four meetings this season with their lone loss coming by 8 points. Bet Boston in Game 1 Monday.

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