NBA betting market report: Daily picks, advice for Friday 5/27

By Jonathan Von Tobel  (Senior NBA Analyst) 

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Welcome to the daily NBA betting market report, your source for analysis on the betting lines for the day in professional hoops. For updates throughout the day follow me on Twitter, or check out The Edge daily at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

All game lines via VSiN NBA Odds page.

Market Report for Friday, May 27th

*Lines are opening numbers

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics (-8.5, 200.5)

Game 6: Celtics lead 3-2

There are many factors as to why this series has played out the way it has, but the driving force behind Boston’s success has been its overwhelming defense. In five games the Celtics have held the Heat to 101.8 points per 100 possessions in non-garbage time minutes, and an offensive rating of 84.2 in halfcourt settings. Boston has a + 26.2 net rating when Al Horford and Robert Williams are on the floor together, and if Williams is available tonight there is little reason to believe the Celtics will not be punching their ticket to the NBA Finals to face Golden State.

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