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02/12/2011 7:16 PM
HEAT: (-1, O/U 189.5) Miami has been dominant of late, as they enter today's matchup on an 8 game SU winning streak. The Heat currently have the best record in the Eastern Conference at 39-14 SU and 27-25-1 ATS overall this year. Miami is 19-9 SU and 17-10-1 ATS in road games this season. The Heat are 1-2 ATS as a road favorite of 3 points or fewer this year. Miami has plenty of revenge on their minds today, as they have already lost to the Celtics twice this season. F LeBron James might be having the best season of his career, and appears destined to win yet another NBA MVP award. James is averaging a team high 26.2 PPG, along with 7.4 RPG and 7.4 APG this year. G Dwyane Wade is averaging 25.2 PPG this season, while shooting nearly 50% from the field. The Heat are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record. Miami is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. The Heat are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win. Miami is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as the listed favorite. Miami is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Eastern Conference. Miami is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games as the listed road favorite.
Heat are 6-0 ATS last 6 Sunday games.
Over is 10-1 last 11 road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600%.
CELTICS: Boston is on unfamiliar grounds, as they no longer have the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics have lost 3 of their past 4 games SU, partly due to all the injuries to their roster. Boston is 38-14 SU and 24-26-2 ATS overall this season. Boston is 23-5 SU and 11-15-2 ATS in home games this year. The Celtics are 1-0 ATS as a home underdog of 3 PTS or fewer this season. F Paul Pierce is proving his usual offense for Boston, as he leads the team with 18.9 PPG this year. PG Rajon Rondo is averaging 11 PPG and an NBA high 12.3 APG this season. Boston leads the NBA in scoring defense, allowing a league low 91.5 PPG this season. The Celtics are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. Boston is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as the listed underdog. The Celtics are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest. Boston is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following a SU loss. The Celtics are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games against the Eastern Conference. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Celtics are 10-2-1 ATS last 13 games as a home underdog.
Over is 9-2 last 11 games following an ATS loss.
LAKERS: One strong road trip can change the opinions of millions. Los Angeles has stated just how important this road trip was for them, and they are responding like true Champions. The Lakers were able to beat Boston and New York on consecutive nights, and now they will look to beat the Magic this afternoon. The Lakers are 38-16 SU and 25-28-1 ATS overall this year. Los Angeles is 19-8 SU and 15-12 ATS in road games this season. The Lakers are 1-1 ATS as the listed underdog this season. G Kobe Bryant is averaging a team high 25.5 PPG this season. F Pau Gasol is averaging 18.8 PPG and a team high 10.4 RPG this year. C Andrew Bynum is averaging 11.5 PPG and 7.5 RPG this year for Los Angeles. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600%. Los Angeles is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Los Angeles is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the Eastern Conference. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. Los Angeles is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.
Lakers are 5-0 ATS last 5 road games.
Under is 21-8 last 29 games following a SU win.
MAGIC: (-1.5, O/U 196) Orlando isn't in their finest form right now, and that includes a rare home loss in their latest game against New Orleans. The Magic 34-21 SU and 24-30-1 ATS overall this season. Because of their recent struggles, the Magic have dropped to 5th place in the Eastern Conference. Orlando is 19-8 SU and 13-14 ATS in home games this season. The Magic are 2-2 ATS as a home favorite of 3 PTS or fewer this year. C Dwight Howard is averaging a team high 22.9 PPG this season, along with 13.9 RPG. Howard trails only Kevin Love for the most RPG in the NBA this season. PG Jameer Nelson is averaging 12.4 PPG and a team high 6.4 APG this year. Defensively, Orlando is allowing just 94.6 PPG, 6th fewest in the league. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. Orlando is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. Orlando is 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning SU record.
Magic are 1-4 ATS last 5 home games.
Under is 8-2 last 10 games as a home favorite.
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