44-29
15-22 Away
September 25
Final
108:121
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MIA 26 32 25 25 108
BOS 18 33 41 29 121
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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?

Friday at 8:30 PM ET

Broadcast:

ESPN

Jayson Tatum will lead Boston against Jimmy Butler and Miami on Friday.

Betting Odds

Line: Boston -3.5

Moneyline: -160

Over/Under: 213

Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its original figure, showing no swings. Boston has a record of 32-24 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Miami is 14-16 against the spread as underdogs this season.
Celtics vs Heat: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Boston Celtics 49-29 34-45 57-30
Miami Heat 44-35 42-36 55-31

Celtics Preview

Impact Players

Tatum leads the attack, responsible for 21.1% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.7 field goal attempts. Kanter is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.8 offensive boards a game and collects 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is orchestrated by Smart, who accounts for 21.5% of all assists, while turning the ball over 1.7 times a contest.

Insights

Boston can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 25-23 when they fail to reach their 112.7 scoring average. Miami allows 108.6 a game. The Celtics are 20-26 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Heat allow opponents to shoot 35%. The Celtics can win with a less than stellar performance on the boards, sporting a record of 30-19 when they fail to reach their 45.9 rebounding average, Miami allows 42.3 boards 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 player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.4 offensive rebounds a contest and records 23.1% of his team's rebounds. The Heat offense is run by Butler, who accounts for 23.3% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.2 times a contest.

Insights

Miami is just 16-21 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Boston allows 106.6 per game. The Heat are 21-23 when they shoot below their 38% season average from three. The Celtics allow opponents to shoot 33%. 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 13.8 season average, Boston forces 14.1 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


Last Updated on 2020-9-25 1:30 p.m. EDT

Team Records
  MIA BOS  
55-32
All
58-30
33-9
Home
29-15
22-23
Away
29-15
41-14
as Fav
48-20
14-18
as Dog
10-10
46-38
ATS
50-34
25-15
ATS Home
22-20
21-23
ATS Away
28-14
50-37
O/U
43-44
27-15
O/U Home
22-22
23-22
O/U Away
21-22
Leaders
Points
Butler Photo
Miami Heat
1157
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
1547
Rebounds
Adebayo Photo
Miami Heat
735
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
460
Assists
Butler Photo
Miami Heat
350
Tatum Photo
Boston Celtics
200
Last 5 Games
Heat
Date Opp Result
09/25 @
Celtics logo
BOS
L 108-121
09/23 vs
Celtics logo
BOS
W 109-112
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
Celtics
Date Opp Result
09/25 vs
Heat logo
MIA
W 108-121
09/23 @
Heat logo
MIA
L 109-112
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