The Miami Heat Prepare For A Pivotal Game 4 As The Online Betting Underdogs
The NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals have been as good as advertised. The Miami Heat opened up a quick 2-0 series lead in this best-of-seven clash. The Boston Celtics cut that lead in half with an inspired victory in Game 3.
The series moves to Game 4 in the NBA’s Orlando bubble. Tip-off is set for Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. (ET). ESPN will carry the national broadcast. SportsBetting.ag has listed Boston as a three-point favorite with the total set at 214 points.
How Are The Miami Heat Preparing For A Pivotal Game 4 As The Betting Underdogs?
Miami has closed as an underdog in all three games. The Heat won the series opener 117-114 in overtime as two-point underdogs. In another tight matchup, they came out on top 106-101 in Game 2 as three-point underdogs on the closing line.
Following the win in Game 2, Miami had posted a straight-up 10-1 record in 11 previous postseason games. It opened the playoffs with an efficient four-game sweep of Indiana. This was followed by an improbable 4-1 series win against the No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks.
For any bettors along for this impressive ride, they were rewarded handsomely with a matching 10-1 record against the spread.
That run finally came to an end in Game 3. Boston needed a pair of overtime periods to get the 117-106 win. The Heat closed as 3 ½-point underdogs in that game.
The Celtics are still down in this series. However, Wednesday’s Game 4 could be seen as a must-win situation for Miami. Sunday’s loss may have created a major shift in momentum back towards Boston. The Heat do not want this to turn into a best-of-three scenario. That could create too much momentum to overcome.
US Sportsbook Update The Basketball Betting Series Price
Following Bovada updated series price, Boston opened as a -135 favorite. Miami’s odds to win this series as an underdog were +115. The 2-0 lead shifted things heavily in the Heats’ favor. However, with Sunday’s loss, the odds have been tempered a bit.
The current series price odds after the first three NBA Betting games is a complete reversal. The Heat are listed as -135 favorites with Boston set as a +115 underdog. This means you should bet Miami now if you think it wins Wednesday night’s game. If you have Boston winning Game 4, this becomes a wait-and see bet. The Heat would still be in position to win this series.
The same holds true if you are a Boston fan. Bet the Celtics now if you have them winning Game 4. They will once again become series favorites with the games tied 2-2. A loss on Wednesday would create a 3-1 deficit, which are hard to overcome.
Either way, this promises to be an extremely exciting series. The early results produced one overtime game, one double-overtime game and a tight five-point win. The teams matchup extremely well against one another.
This comes down to big-time players making big plays at the right time. The key for Miami could be Jimmie Butler. The key for Boston could be Jayson Tatum.