Point Spread: -1.50 | -110.00 Boston (Home)
Not to take away anything from the Heat, but looking at their previous playoffs matchups they first defeated a depleted Pacers side, and something was just not right with the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks ever since entering the Orlando bubble.
The Celtics had a tough series with Toronto but came through with a meriting Game 7 win on Friday. Sure, the series went the distance, but they've had plenty of time to rest and recover without losing a step. Miami has not played since Sep 8 when they knocked out the Bucks and might have lost the playoff mode mentality and cooled off during their week off from competitive games.
Miami is scrappy, but Boston has more star power and I'm backing the Celtics to take Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
10* play on Boston Celtics.