NBA odds: Conference Finals lines, picks
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Let’s dive into the odds for the conference finals – the Boston Celtics-Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference and the Golden State Warriors-Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference.
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FOX bet Business operations specialist Martin Pascual says the surprising Mavericks will experience an emotional peak after ousting the top-seeded Phoenix Suns, but physical fatigue could be a problem.
“After this grueling seven-game series against the Suns, I don’t know what Dallas has left in the tank,” Pascual said. “I also like Golden State’s experience on them, which I think will make a big difference in this series.”
The Celtics, seeded No. 2 in the Eastern Conference via the tiebreaker, will face the number one seed. Miami has the advantage of more rest after knocking out the Philadelphia 76ers in six games, winning each game by nine points or more.
“It feels like the Heat are a more complete team than the Celtics,” Pascual said. “As we saw in the regular season, although their star players missed so many games (Jimmy Butler played 57 games in the regular season, Tyler Herro 66 and Bam Adebayo 56), they are still the top seed in the game. ‘Est. Also, if they reach a Game 7, it will be played on their home ground.”
PICK: Heat to win the series in six games (+750 on FOX Bet, bet $10 to win $85)
Celtics @ Heat (8:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPN)
Point spread: Heat -2.5 (Heat favored to win by more than 2.5 points, otherwise Celtics cover)
Money line: Heat -138 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $17.25 in total); Celtics +105 underdogs up for grabs (bet $10 to win $20.50 in total)
Over/under total score: 205.5 points scored by both teams combined
ODDS OF SERIES WINNERS
Mavericks @ Warriors (9 p.m. ET Wednesday, TNT)
Point spread: Warriors -5.5 (Warriors favored to win by more than 5.5 points, otherwise Mavericks cover)
Money line: Warriors -227 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $14.41 in total); Mavericks +165 underdogs up for grabs (bet $10 to win $26.50 in total)
Over/under total score: 214.5 points scored by both teams combined
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