Last night we entered the battle for our highly-coveted but long-lost Parlay Blog Championship Belt, hiding behind Chucky and the Cats, and used the Joker card to help us regain our glorious big gold belt.
And it worked.
Dear parlay blog readers, we’ve finally regained our Championship belt, cradling it like Michael Jordan cradled the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 1991. We weren’t nearly as sweaty as 23 was back in 91.
Last night, we rolled with the South Beach vibes, and Sergei Bobrovsky paid us in kind, posting a shutout and helping the Florida Panthers match the Miami Heat, taking a 3-0 series lead over the Carolina Hurricanes with a 1-0 win in game three.
That’s a win on leg one of yesterday’s parlay.
We doubled down when we played the Joker card, taking the Denver Nuggets as the road underdog despite having a 3-0 series lead. While the Lakers played tough, and the four-game series was far closer than the sweep suggests, the Nuggets, as the underdog, were too good of a pick to pass up.
We also picked the Nuggets to cover the spread (+3), which they did in their 113-111 victory.
As LeBron James was doubled-teamed in the dying seconds of game four, we breathed a sigh of relief, then suddenly realized the mountain we had just climbed.
With Monday’s parlay win, our parlay record improves to 1-1, while our record on individual picks improves to 5-1 this week.
With our big gold belt secured around our waist and South Beach vibes everywhere, we feel feisty and have a specific game in mind for our same-game parlay.
Let’s go to South Beach and bury the Boston Celtics, shall we?
Miami Heat over Boston Celtics (-120)
We are not betting against Playoff Jimmy, especially against a Boston Celtics team that has been untrustworthy throughout the season and who appeared to quit in game three, according to NBA all-time legend Magic Johnson.
Once upon a time, the Boston Celtics were “the best team in the Eastern Conference,” yet they’ve struggled on their way to the Eastern Conference Finals. Moreover, the Celtics shot poorly, played uninspired, and quit in game three’s blowout.
A team that performs like that in the biggest game of their season can’t be the best in any conference and likely has their post-season vacation plans secured, with flights out of Boston as soon as they can get on the plane.
Miami holds a 5-2 advantage in the head-to-head season series, having won the last five games.
Boston has a 4-6 record in the last ten games, while Miami is 8-2 in the previous ten.
The Celtics have a 29-19 road record, while the Heat has a 34-15 home record. Miami is 2-0 against the Celtics in South Beach this season.
The Celtics should be dead and buried after game four, with Playoff Jimmy and the Butlerettes standing over the grave, holding the shovels, with some expert-level trolling to make it hurt a little more.
We’re taking Playoff Jimmy and the Butlerettes to finish the Boston Celtics season.
Miami Heat -1.5 over Boston Celtics (-110)
The Celtics might be 4-1 ats in the last five meetings in Miami, but the first three games of this series haven’t been close.
Boston has a 53-44-1 ats record this season, while Miami has a 42-52-2 ats record.
The closest final score point spread between these two teams was three points back on January 24th.
We’re taking the Heat to win by at least a bucket.
Boston Celtics versus Miami Heat Over 216.0 (-110)
The over is 3-0 in this series and 5-2 in the head-to-head series this season. Only the January 24th meeting ended with a total points score under 216 points, while game two of the Eastern Conference Finals finished with 216 total points.
Miami has a 52-44 over/under record, while Boston has a 54-43-1 over/under record.
We’re taking game four to hit the over, expecting about 220 to 230 total points scored.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.