The Miami Heat are one win away from the NBA Finals, and they’ve done it in dominant fashion as a No. 8 seed, losing just three games in the playoffs.
The Heat blew out the Boston Celtics in Game 3 in Miami, and now they have a trend in their favor that suggests a sweep is possible in this series.
Boston has looked completely out of sorts against Miami, getting dominated on the defensive end of the floor and struggling to contain role players like Caleb Martin and Gabe Vincent.
After coming into the series as +400 underdogs, the Heat are favored to win the series, and Game 4, the first time they’ve been favored to win a game in the Eastern Conference Finals this season.
Does Erik Spoelstra’s bunch get it done?
Here’s a look at the latest odds for Game 4:
Celtics vs. Heat odds, spread and total for Game 4
Celtics vs. Heat prediction and pick
All series long, the Heat haven’t left anything to chance, coming back from double-digit deficits on the road and leaving no doubt in Game 3 at home, winning by 26.
I expect that to continue in Game 4.
The Celtics look defeated, and head coach Joe Mazzulla openly admitted that his team wasn’t ready to play in Game 3.
That is damning for a team that entered the season as the favorite to win the NBA Finals.
Miami’s offense has been humming, scoring over 110 points in every playoff game it has played that wasn’t against the New York Knicks.
If Boston’s stars (Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown) continue to wilt in the big moments, there’s no reason Miami can’t close this game out at home, where it hasn’t lost all playoffs.
Back the Heat at this short price on the moneyline.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.