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Scott Foster Trends Favor Heat Over Celtics in Game 4

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NBA referee Scott Foster has been at the forefront of plenty of betting angles.

There’s the Chris Paul trend; and the James Harden slant; we covered another one a few weeks ago early in the second round between the Grizzlies and Warriors.

Entering Monday’s Game 4 between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, the road team is in a spot it’s fared extremely well in previously with Foster officiating.

The Heat are 19-8 straight up and 18-9 against the spread in the playoffs when Foster is part of the officiating crew.

Foster, who’s been in the league for 25 years, has also spurned bettors.

The public is 66-86-1 against the spread in playoff games reffed by Foster, the worst of any official in the NBA.

At the time of writing, we’ve logged 59% of the spread tickets on none other than the Celtics.

As a reminder, these stats and angles — while entertaining — aren’t sufficient enough to blindly back the Heat as a bet.

Miami’s covered four of the last five, and gets Eastern Conference Finals MVP favorite Jimmy Butler — who missed half of the Game 3 upset win — back in the fold.

Boston, meanwhile, is banged up.

Yet, there’s not much respect in the market for Miami, which is catching seven points Monday night.

The Celtics have generally bounced back after a loss. Since March 16 — a span of 27 games — they’ve only dropped consecutive games once.

Monday’s Game 4 tips at 8:30 p.m. ET. The over/under is 206.5.

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