Going into the season question marks were raised about how Miami would gel and could they be efficient on the offensive end?
Seven games in and everyone’s concerns have been well and truly put to bed, sitting on top of the East with the second-best offensive rating in the league!
Alternatively, Boston has looked disinterested at best, ‘all talent and no heart’ would be the best way to describe their inconsistent start to the season.
The young Celtics squad has found traveling difficult, failing to cover the spread in every game they’ve started as the away underdog, while the Heat has been dominant in Miami covering in all three of their home matches.
The Heat squad don’t look like taking a night off this season, and I am fully expecting them to bully this gutless Boston side out of Miami.
OKC are 1-6 to start the season, with their young core struggling to string together four quarters of competitive ball.
Though Thunder fans may hold some hope here, with their solitary win coming against none other than the Lakers.
I wouldn’t be holding my breath though, after a poor start to the season, the Lakers have gone on to win five of their last six games, with Westbrooke starting to find his feet alongside LeBron and AD.
OKC has looked electric at times this season, they are just lacking the composure and experience needed to close out contests.
The visitors will take confidence out of their first meeting with the Lakers, as such I’m backing them to keep this contest close.