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MIA 28 19 37 22 106
BOS 31 29 17 24 101
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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?

Thursday at 7:00 PM ET

Broadcast:

ESPN

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

Betting Odds

Line: Boston -2.5

Moneyline: -141

Over/Under: 208

Movement Analysis: The total is holding at its original mark, displaying no major swings. Boston has a record of 31-22 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Miami is 12-15 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Celtics vs Heat: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Boston Celtics 48-27 32-44 56-28
Miami Heat 42-33 40-35 53-30

Celtics Preview

Impact Players

Tatum powers the attack, responsible for 21.1% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.7 shot attempts. Kanter is a supplier of second chances, he averages 2.8 offensive boards a game and grabs 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is run by Smart, who accounts for 21.5% 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 25-21 when they fail to reach their 112.9 scoring average. Miami allows 108.6 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 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 powers the attack, accounting for 17.8% of the Heat total offense, while taking an average of 13.1 shots per game. Adebayo is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.4 offensive rebounds a contest and collects 23% of his team's rebounds. The Heat offense is orchestrated by Butler, who accounts for 23.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.2 times a contest.

Insights

Miami can win with a less-than-excellent scoring output, sporting a record of 18-21 when they fail to reach their 112.1 scoring average. Boston allows 106.5 a game. The Heat are 19-22 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 14.3 turnovers per 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
  MIA BOS  
56-32
All
58-31
34-9
Home
29-15
22-23
Away
29-16
41-14
as Fav
48-21
15-18
as Dog
10-10
47-38
ATS
50-35
26-15
ATS Home
22-20
21-23
ATS Away
28-15
51-37
O/U
44-44
28-15
O/U Home
22-22
23-22
O/U Away
22-22
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
09/27 vs
Celtics logo
BOS
W 113-125
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
Celtics
Date Opp Result
09/27 @
Heat logo
MIA
L 113-125
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