Miami Heat

  • The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 118-107 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • The Miami Heat’s odds to win the Eastern Conference Finals shifted from +175 to -140.
  • Teams that are favored to win the conference finals without homecourt advantage have won 11 straight series.

MIAMI – After going into the Eastern Conference Finals as an underdog, the Miami Heat showed dominance in Game 1 of the series taking down the Boston Celtics with a 118-107 final score.

Following their convincing win, legal online betting sites have shifted the series price odds. Miami opened up with +175 odds to win the series, but have now seen their odds shift way up to -140.

Miami Heat Vs. Boston Celtics Series Price

  • Miami Heat -140
  • Boston Celtics +120

Streak Vs. Streak

With Miami’s win, they have come one step closer to extending two of their playoff trends. The first one being their seventh straight successful Eastern Conference Finals series dating back to 2006. The second one is an even more impressive, 14 straight playoff series wins when going in with a home-court advantage.

On the other side though, Boston has a trend to uphold as well. That is when a team goes into the conference finals with favored NBA odds, but does not have home-court advantage, the favored team has won 11 straight series. The 1998 Los Angeles Lakers are the last favored team to lose a series without home-court advantage after being swept by the Utah Jazz.

A Shift In The Finals Odds

2022 NBA Finals Odds

  • Golden State Warriors +125
  • Miami Heat +275
  • Boston Celtics +300
  • Dallas Mavericks +600

Aside from the shift in the Eastern Conference Finals odds, there has also been a huge shift in the NBA Finals odds. Prior to the conference finals starting, Boston opened with the second shortest odds to win the title at +200 while Miami was right behind them at +450.

After Miami’s Game 1 win, they jumped the Celtics on the odds board and now see their odds sitting at +275 while Boston has shifted back to +300.

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