15* Celtics/Heat TNT Tuesday No-Brainer on Boston +10
Boston vs. Miami,
12/27/2011 20:00 EDT,
Score: 107 - 115
Point Spread: +10/-110 Boston
The Boston Celtics get the nod Tuesday as a double-digit underdog to the Miami Heat. This line is simply an overreaction from Miami's blowout victory over Dallas in the opener, coupled with Boston's narrow 2-point loss at New York. Miami is overrated while Boston is underrated coming into the season.
These teams met nine times last year. Boston won four and Miami won five. The Heat only beat the Celtics by more than 11 points once in those nine contests. That sentence alone shows that this line is way inflated.
The Heat are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Miami is 4-13 ATS in home games after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons. The Heat are 13-28 ATS after leading in their previous game by 20 or more points at the half since 1996. Roll with the Celtics Tuesday.