Posted: 5/27/2012 2:03:13 PM
As a non-delusional Celtics fan, I must admit I don't see any way possible short of a D Wade/Lebron injury that the C's can take this series. Ray is NOT healthy (he would have had surgery to remove those bone spurs in his ankle were it not playoff time). Not only is he a complete defensive liability, his ankle issues are clearly affecting his shot. No Avery Bradley, a defensive menace who actually developed a somewhat reliable jump shot this season, is also a huge blow. And if all else fails, the tried and true theory of the Association wanting the most marketable teams to advance will certainly play a role. Not that there aren't plenty of Celtics fans, but the coveted storylines involve the Heat making the Finals.
All that said, I would not put my bankroll on the Heat series. -550 is entirely too much to lay in my opinion. I'd go with a series prop bet like the Heat in 6 if anything.