NBA Betting Preview: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
Favorite: Boston Celtics (48-24)
Underdog: Miami Heat (44-29)
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?
Wednesday at 8:30 PM ET
The Boston Celtics, led by Jayson Tatum, will face off against the Miami Heat in an NBA matchup on Wednesday.
Line: Boston -3
Over/Under: 210.5Movement Analysis: The over/under is static at its initial figure, indicating no major swings. Boston has a record of 32-23 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Miami is 13-16 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Tatum powers the attack, responsible for 21.1% of the Celtics total offense, while taking an average of 18.6 field goal attempts. Kanter is a force in the low block, he averages 2.8 offensive boards a contest and grabs 16.1% of his team's rebounds. The Celtics offense is orchestrated by Smart, who is responsible for 21.5% 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 25-22 when they fail to reach their 112.8 scoring average. Miami allows 108.6 per game. The Celtics are 20-25 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 23-21 when they turn the ball over more than their 13.2 season average. Miami causes 13.6 turnovers per game.
Butler powers 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 grabs 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 16-21 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Boston allows 106.5per contest. The Heat are 20-23 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.
Boston : 112
Miami : 108
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Last Updated on 2020-9-23 1:30 a.m. EDT