48-24
22-14 Away
September 19
Final
117:106
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BOS 31 32 26 28 117
MIA 22 28 24 32 106
44-29
29-7 Home
67%
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33%
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NBA Betting Preview: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics

Favorite: Boston Celtics (48-24)

Underdog: Miami Heat (44-29)

Arena:

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

When does the game start?

Saturday at 8:30 PM ET

Broadcast:

ESPN

The Boston Celtics, led by Jayson Tatum, will battle with the Miami Heat in an NBA matchup on Saturday.

Betting Odds

Line: Boston -3

Moneyline: -144

Over/Under: 206

Movement Analysis: The over/under is holding at its opening figure, displaying no major swings. Boston has a record of 31-23 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Miami is 13-15 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Heat vs Celtics: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Boston Celtics 48-28 32-45 56-29
Miami Heat 43-34 40-36 54-30

Celtics Preview

Impact Players

Tatum is a major contributor, accounting for 21.1% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.6 shot attempts. Kanter is a player to watch, he averages 2.8 offensive boards a contest and records 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is conducted by Smart, who accounts for 21.6% of all assists, while turning the ball over 1.7 times a game.

Insights

Boston can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 25-22 when they fail to reach their 112.7 scoring average. Miami allows 108.5 per contest. The Celtics are 23-23 when they shoot below their 46% season average from the field. The Heat allow opponents to shoot 45%. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Boston, who has a record of 22-21 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.1 season average. Miami causes 13.6 turnovers per contest.

Trends

Heat Preview

Impact Players

Butler is a major contributor, accounting for 17.8% of the Heat total offense, while taking an average of 13.1 field goal attempts. Adebayo is a supplier of second chances, he averages 2.4 offensive rebounds a contest and collects 23% of his team's rebounds. The Heat offense is run by Butler, who accounts for 23.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.2 times a contest.

Insights

Miami is a dismal 16-20 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Boston allows 106.5 a game. The Heat are 20-22 when they shoot below their 38% season average from three. The Celtics allow opponents to shoot 34%. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Miami who have a record of 23-17 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.9 season average, Boston causes 14.2 turnovers a game.

Trends

Prediction

Boston : 112

Miami : 108

Previous Betting Results (Regular Season)

Celtics vs Heat previous results: straight up, ATS, Over/Under
Date Home Home Score Away Away Score Spread Cover Over/Under Result
08-04-2020 Heat 112 Celtics 106 +4.5 Y 218.5 U
01-28-2020 Heat 101 Celtics 109 -1.5 N 219 U
12-04-2019 Celtics 112 Heat 93 -5.5 Y 209 U
04-03-2019 Heat 102 Celtics 112 -1 N 214.5 U
04-01-2019 Celtics 110 Heat 105 -7 N 213 O
01-21-2019 Celtics 107 Heat 99 -9 N 214 U
01-10-2019 Heat 115 Celtics 99 +3.5 Y 213 O
Team Records
  BOS MIA  
57-29
All
54-31
28-15
Home
32-9
29-14
Away
22-22
47-19
as Fav
41-14
10-10
as Dog
13-17
49-33
ATS
45-37
21-20
ATS Home
24-15
28-13
ATS Away
21-22
41-44
O/U
48-37
21-22
O/U Home
26-15
20-22
O/U Away
22-22
Leaders
Points
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
1547
Butler Photo
Miami Heat
1157
Rebounds
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
460
Adebayo Photo
Miami Heat
735
Assists
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
200
Butler Photo
Miami Heat
350
Last 5 Games
Celtics
Date Opp Result
09/19 @
Heat logo
MIA
W 117-106
09/17 vs
Heat logo
MIA
L 106-101
09/15 vs
Heat logo
MIA
L 117-114
09/11 @
Raptors logo
TOR
W 92-87
09/09 vs
Raptors logo
TOR
L 125-122
Heat
Date Opp Result
09/19 vs
Celtics logo
BOS
L 117-106
09/17 @
Celtics logo
BOS
W 106-101
09/15 @
Celtics logo
BOS
W 117-114
09/08 @
Bucks logo
MIL
W 103-94
09/06 vs
Bucks logo
MIL
L 118-115