44-29
15-22 Away
September 15
F/OT
117:114
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MIA 18 37 16 35 11 117
BOS 26 29 28 23 8 114
48-24
26-10 Home
67%
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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?

Tuesday at 6:30 PM ET

Broadcast:

ESPN

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

Betting Odds

Line: Boston -1.5

Moneyline: -122

Over/Under: 209.5

Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its opening figure, displaying no notable movement. Boston has a record of 31-22 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Miami is 12-15 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 48-27 32-44 56-27
Miami Heat 42-34 40-35 52-30

Celtics Preview

Impact Players

Tatum is a major contributor, responsible for 21% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.6 shot attempts. Kanter is a supplier of second chances, he averages 2.8 offensive boards a game and collects 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is run by Smart, who accounts for 21.6% 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 25-21 when they fail to reach their 112.9 scoring average. Miami allows 108.5 a game. The Celtics are 19-23 when they shoot below their 36% season average from three. The Heat allow opponents to shoot 35%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Boston, who has a record of 22-20 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.1 season average. Miami forces 13.6 turnovers a contest.

Trends

Heat Preview

Impact Players

Butler leads the attack, 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 game and collects 23% of his team's rebounds. The Heat offense is conducted by Butler, who is responsible for 23.3% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.2 times a contest.

Insights

Miami is a dismal 15-20 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Boston allows 106.4per contest. The Heat are 19-22 when they shoot below their 38% season average from three. The Celtics allow opponents to shoot 34%. The Heat can win with a less than stellar showing on the boards, sporting a record of 21-20 when they fail to reach their 44.4 rebounding average, Boston allows 44.1 boards per contest.

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
  MIA BOS  
55-31
All
57-30
33-9
Home
28-15
22-22
Away
29-15
41-14
as Fav
47-20
14-17
as Dog
10-10
46-37
ATS
49-34
25-15
ATS Home
21-20
21-22
ATS Away
28-14
49-37
O/U
42-44
27-15
O/U Home
21-22
22-22
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
09/23 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
09/08 @
Bucks logo
MIL
W 103-94
Celtics
Date Opp Result
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
09/11 @
Raptors logo
TOR
W 92-87