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
Jayson Tatum will lead Boston against Jimmy Butler and Miami on Tuesday.
Line: Boston -1.5
Over/Under: 209.5Movement 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boston : 112
Miami : 108
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