Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics: Point Spread, Predictions and Sports Pick Preview

Joe DuffyAnalyst IFebruary 13, 2011

Miami-Boston is a great matchup, but even better for point spread investors
Miami-Boston is a great matchup, but even better for point spread investorsMike Ehrmann/Getty Images Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers has a Sunday NBA winner on the Miami Heat (-2) at Boston on ABC.



Doc Rivers’ Boston Celtics are a mentally tough team that has certainly been able to step it up at times in big spots, but I just don’t see them getting it done today.

First place in the Eastern Conference is on the line, and with the way LeBron James and his teammates have struggled at times, it’s quite astounding they are in this position.

The Miami Heat have not been the greatest team ever, which some believed they would be, but for them to still be at the top of the conference with all of the early losing shows truly how great this team is.

King James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are as good of a threesome as there is out there. Boston isn’t chopped liver with Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, but they are not as talented as the Heat, and after blowing that last game to the Lakers, the Celtics should be up against it tonight.

Erik Spoelstra’s boys are flying high right now and are the best team in the NBA. Playing in Beantown at the Boston Garden against this experienced Celtics team is not going to be easy at all, but at this near pick-em price, it’s still a deal.

The crowd will be rocking for this litmus test, and I think that the C’s will compete for the duration.

But the bottom line is that Miami is the class of the NBA, and the Heat should be able to beat anybody anywhere right now. To get them and pretty much only have to win the game in order to grab the cash is a bit too good to pass up, period. 


The Pick

Miami Heat, from the real Matt Rivers.


For More Information

A high quality 3-1 yesterday, including yet another 400,000* winner on Nebraska, with ease. Right around 500,000* of profit on Saturday alone, and now I continue the assault with a pair of winners on the hardwood, including a rare bomb in the NBA.

The game may stink, but who cares, as it all counts the same in the end. A third straight 400,000* winner is here involving Washington and Cleveland, along with a 300,000* Providence and Connecticut.

2-0? For sure. Rivers' entire card is up.