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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?

Wednesday at 8:30 PM ET

Broadcast:

ESPN

The Boston Celtics, led by Jayson Tatum, will face off against the Miami Heat in an NBA matchup on Wednesday.

Betting Odds

Line: Boston -3

Moneyline: -138

Over/Under: 210.5

Movement 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.
Heat vs Celtics: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Boston Celtics 49-28 33-45 57-29
Miami Heat 43-34 41-36 54-31

Celtics Preview

Impact Players

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.

Insights

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.

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 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.

Insights

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.

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 2020-9-23 1:30 a.m. EDT

Team Records
  BOS MIA  
8-3
All
4-7
4-1
Home
3-3
4-2
Away
1-4
5-2
as Fav
3-4
3-1
as Dog
1-3
7-4
ATS
4-7
4-1
ATS Home
3-3
3-3
ATS Away
1-4
6-5
O/U
6-5
3-2
O/U Home
2-4
3-3
O/U Away
4-1
Leaders
Points per Game
Brown Photo
Boston Celtics
25.8
Herro Photo
Miami Heat
17.6
Rebounds per Game
Thompson Photo
Boston Celtics
8.8
Adebayo Photo
Miami Heat
8.8
Assists per Game
Brown Photo
Boston Celtics
3.9
Herro Photo
Miami Heat
3.8
Last 5 Games
Celtics
Date Opp Result
01/03 @
Pistons logo
DET
W 122-120
01/01 @
Pistons logo
DET
L 93-96
01/15 vs
Magic logo
ORL
W 97-124
01/08 vs
Wizards logo
WAS
W 107-116
01/06 @
Heat logo
MIA
W 107-105
Heat
Date Opp Result
01/16 vs
Pistons logo
DET
L 120-100
01/14 @
76ers logo
PHI
L 108-125
01/12 @
76ers logo
PHI
L 134-137
01/09 @
Wizards logo
WAS
W 128-124
01/06 vs
Celtics logo
BOS
L 107-105