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(3-2) Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat (2-2)
Date: Saturday October 28
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: AmericanArlines, Miami, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics 1.5
NBA Betting Total: 206.5
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The Boston Celtics get together with the Miami Heat, in what should be an entertaining early season Eastern Conference matchup. The Boston Celtics are off to a 3-2 start, despite a gruesome injury to newly acquired guard Gordon Heyward. The Miami Heat are sitting at .500 through four games so far this season.
Last season, the two teams matched up seven times on the year. Boston won the season series, 4-3. The Celtics beat the Heat in their most recent contest, April 13th in Boston, 99-89. Expect this game to be another close game in Miami.
The Boston Celtics are putting the Gordon Heyward injury to rest, and moving on with their season. The Celtics most recently beat the Milwaukee Bucks the night before last, 96-89. The Celtics Kyrie Irving had 24 points on 10 of 18 shooting from the field in the win.
Irving bested Bucks superstar in the making. The “Greek Freak” finished the game with 28 points on 10 of 21 shooting, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the loss. Boston veteran Al Hortford finished the game with 28 points and nine rebounds.
Without Heyward, the Celtics offense is ranked 20th in the NBA at 101.4 points per game. Second year guard Jaylen Brown, has stepped in well for the Celtics. He is averaging 16.8 points per game. Brown looks to be developing into a solid second scoring option for Boston.
At 3-2, the Celtics are in a good spot. Losing Heyard at the beginning of the season, instead of during a deep playoff push is a blessing. Boston is 1-1 at home this year. Their most recent home game came against the Knicks. Boston got the win, 110-89.
If the Celtics are going to get it done tonight, it’s going to go through Kyrie Irving. He is 20.8 points per game this year.
The Miami Heat are sitting at 2-2 through the first two weeks of the season. The Heat most recently were destroyed at home against the San Antonio Spurs, 117-100. The Heat were led by guard Tyler Johnson. Johnson had 23 points in the loss. Veteran James Johnson also chipped in 21 points and nine rebounds in the blowout loss.
Despite the loss, the Heat are 2-1 at home this season. Miami beat the Pacers and Hawks before losing to the Spurs in home games this year. Miami is averaging 106 points per game this season. Good enough for 16th in the league though the first two weeks.
The Heat are still struggling to find an identity. Point guard Goran Dragic leads the team in scoring with 19.8 per game, but would be a second scoring option on a contender. Miami has some key pieces, but are lacking star power in South Beach.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-2 in BOS last 11 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Under is 18-6-2 in BOS last 26 road games.
- BOS are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast.
- MIA are 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- MIA are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Sat. games.
- Underdog is 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat NBA Prediction:
Expect the Celtics to come out scoring the ball early. Kyrie Irving should have no issues scoring at will against the Heat. Rookie Jayson Tatum could be the X factor in this game for Boston.
The Heat will be looking to get above .500 this year. Dragic and Whiteside will be the primary go to scorers for Miami tonight. Whiteside could have a big game against the Celtics weak interior.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics – 1.5
This game will be close in Miami, but in the end, take the Celtics for the road win. Irving will be too much down the stretch.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 115 – Heat 104
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