Can Heat cover in five straight?

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics – 2/27/16 NBA Picks and Predictions

The Miami Heat look to keep their cover streak alive when they face the Boston Celtics today at 3PM ET. Can Miami keep the game close?

According to oddsmakers at RealBets, the Celtics are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Heat. The over/under total for this game has been set at 211.5 points.

Boston is 34-25 overall, 18-10 at home and 32-26-1 against the spread. Miami is 32-25 overall, 14-13 on the road and 30-26-1 against the spread. These two have met once this season, with Boston getting a 105-95 road win on Nov. 30. The Celtics have covered the spread in seven of the last 10 meetings.

What does the public think about this game?

Despite injuries piling up, Miami has been playing well as of late, winning three of their last four and covering in four straight. The Celtics have alternated wins and losses over their last six and are just 2-4 against the spread in that stretch. A little extra rest should help Miami today, as the Heat have covered in five straight when on two days rest. Look for them to have fresh legs and make a game of it with Boston.

SATURDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: MIAMI HEAT +5.5

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