Looking to win big? The Heat and Celtics face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN. The Celtics are hosting the game at TD Garden in Boston, MA. The odds for this Eastern conference game currently have the Celtics as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 217 points.
MIAMI HEAT VS BOSTON CELTICS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Miami Heat +8
This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:30 ET on Friday, October 27th.
WHY BET THE MIAMI HEAT:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 108-107 in favor of the Heat.
- Our projections have Jimmy Butler finishing with Jimmy Butler points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Heat finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will the Heat Win in Boston?
In their previous game, Miami played the Pistons and emerged victorious with a final score of 103-102. The total combined score for the game was 205, which was lower than the over under line of 217.5. Despite being favored by 10 points, the Heat failed to cover the spread.
Leading the Heat against the Pistons, Bam Adebayo made 7 out of 13 field goal attempts for the Miami Heat. Jimmy Butler scored 19 points, ranking second in scoring for the team.
Miami is coming off their most recent game against the Detroit Pistons, where they attempted 22 three-point shots and made 8 of them, resulting in a three-point field goal percentage of 36.4%. They also made 21 out of 26 free throw shots, giving them a free throw percentage of 80.8%. Additionally, the Heat had 16 offensive rebounds in the game.
Defensively, the Miami Heat allowed 103 points, recorded 11 steals, and forced 7 turnovers in their most recent game against the Detroit Pistons.
Can the Celtics Lock in a Home Win?
Boston’s most recent game came against the Knicks, resulting in a 108-104 victory for the Celtics. The total combined score of the game was 212, falling short of the over under line of 223. Despite being favored by 4.5 points, the Celtics failed to cover the spread.
Boston’s leading scorer was Jayson Tatum, who scored 34 points in the most recent game. Kristaps Porzingis, the second leading scorer, recorded 8 rebounds and 30 points.
Having just attempted 12 three-point shots, the Boston Celtics successfully made 3 of them, resulting in a three-point field goal percentage of 30.8%. They also attempted 22 free throws, successfully making all 22, resulting in a free throw percentage of 84.6%. Additionally, they obtained 7 offensive rebounds during the game.
On defense vs. the Knicks, the Boston Celtics recorded 6 steals and 39 defensive rebounds in their most recent game. They also allowed 104 points.