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Betting On The Heat vs. Celtics In Game 7 Of The NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat being defending by Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics

Game 7 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals tips off tonight in Boston’s TD Garden, where the Celtics hope to win their fourth game in a row and move on to face the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Finals.

What was once a seemingly insurmountable 3-game lead for the Miami Heat has now evaporated, as the Boston Celtics have rebounded and evened up the series heading into tonight’s Game 7.

NBA betting sites have posted game lines for tonight’s contest that favor the Celtics to complete their four-game comeback and send the Heat packing.

Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 Betting Line

  • Miami Heat Point Spread: +7.0
  • Miami Heat Money Line Odds To Win: +240
  • Boston Celtics Point Spread: -7.0
  • Boston Celtics Moneyline Odds To Win: -290
  • Over/Under: 203.5

Combining the point spread and the over-under suggests that the final score will be:

Boston Celtics 105
Miami Heat 98

The perfect time to bet on the Celtics was after their Game 3 loss, as online NBA Playoff sportsbooks were offering odds of +800 in their series prices lines.

NBA Eastern Conference Finals series prices are now offered in the Game 7 betting lines, as there is no difference between the Game 7 winner and the series winner at this juncture.

Boston’s moneyline odds to win tonight are set at -290, a far cry from what betting sites we’re offering just a handful of days ago.

Consider this. No NBA team in the history of the league has ever recovered from a 0-3 defecit to win the series. When you bet on Boston to win, just know that you are placing a wager on something happenening for the first time in the history of the game.

We also mention this fact to counter the rediculous Miami Heat odds that are being offered for betting on the NBA Finals. Have a look at the futures odds below and how pathetic the Heat’s chances are of winning despite being one victory away from reaching the NBA Finals.

NBA Futures

  • Denver Nuggets -130
  • Boston Celtics +125
  • Miami Heat +1400

We always take note of four-figure moneylines when a team is one win away from entering a championship game or series. The same thing happened in April when the XFL entered the playoffs.

The Arlington Renegades were 4-6, but they were one win away from the XFL Championship Game and were receiving +1000 odds. Sure enough, Arlington ended up winning it all and delivering 10-to-1 paydays to bettors that laid some action.

Much like when Boston was down 0-3, now is the best time to bet on the Miami Heat to win it all. Their +1400 odds will reward basketball gamblers with 14-to-1 payouts if the Heat can win their first NBA Championship since 2013 when LeBron James was still with the team.

There are also dozens of NBA prop bets posted for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, with odds available for most player and team statistical outcomes.

If you aren’t sure which side you intend to place your wager on, you can take advantage of live, in-game betting the keeps game lines open as late as the fourth quarter. Just be aware that live NBA betting lines feature odds that can shift at any time.

Sources – New York Post, USA Today, NBC Sports, Bovada.LV (Bovada Review)

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