Free NBA Pick: Heat vs. Celtics NBA Odds
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2019 NBA Handicapping
(14-5) Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics (14-5)
Date: Wednesday, December 4th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Heat +197 | Celtics -220
NBA Betting Odds: Heat +5.5 | Celtics -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 213
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Wednesday, December 4th finds Eastern Conference rivals the Miami Heat and. Boston Celtics facing each other for the first time in the 2019-20 season.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Celtics winning three of them. The Celtics hold the all-time record having bested the Heat in 73 of their 120 matches.
In their last game, the Heat kept their unbeaten home court streak alive with a 109-106 victory over Brooklyn.
In the win, Jimmy Butler led the way with 20 points while Bam Adebayo dropped a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds.
Goran Dragic scored a team-high 24 points while Kendrick Nunn (11), Justise Winslow (10) and Duncan Robinson (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
On the season, Nunn is the team leader in scoring (16.1), Jimmy Butler tops the ladder for assists (6.3) and steals (2.5) while Bam Adebayo tops the rebounding (10.6), field goal percent (57.5) and blocks (1.3) team leaderboard.
Udonis Haslem missed the previous four games with an illness, but he is likely to play against the Raptors on Tuesday which means he should be available on Wednesday as well.
Likewise, Dion Waiters is available having served his team mandated suspension. Goran Dragic (groin) is out on Tuesday, and likely Wednesday. KZ Okpala (Achilles strain) is out with no timetable for return.
The Celtics are one of four teams who’ve yet to lose on their home court (Heat, 76ers, Raptors). They’ll attempt to extend that streak to eight games in this match.
In their last game, the Celtics took down the Knicks 113-104 in what was a fairly easy victory for Boston. Leading the effort Jayson Tatum scored 30 points with seven assists and six rebounds.
Jaylen Brown wasn’t far behind with 28 points and five rebounds. Two Celtics posted double-doubles as Kemba Walker scored 16 points with 10 assists while Enes Kanter dropped 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Brad Wanamaker was the other player to score in double figures.
On the season, Kemba Walker is the team leader in scoring (21.6) and assists (5.0). Jayson Tatum tops the ladder for rebounds (7.1) and steals (1.5) while Jaylen Brown tops field goal percent (49.5) and Daniel Theis is the blocks leader (1.5).
Marcus Smart is dealing with an abdominal contusion and an illness making him unlikely to suit up Wednesday versus the Heat. Gordon Hayward remains out until late December healing from a broken hand.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Heat are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head contests.
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
- The Heat are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
- The Celtics are 5-12-2 ATS in their last 19 home games.
- Underdog is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
Free Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Both teams will bring a defensive effort but the Heat arrives having played the night prior in Toronto so the Celtics have the rest advantage having last played on Sunday.
Also common between the clubs are deep benches with the potential to switch up the tempo of the game. A scan of the offensive and defensive ratings is almost identical with Miami’s rank 109.5 and 103.5 whereas Boston ranks are 109.6 and 103.4.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Heat plus points
The one discernible difference between the clubs is the Heat score more efficiently from deep and also defend the perimeter better.
Ultimately the game may be decided by the above fact or the fatigue level of a team on two days rest (Boston) facing a team on a back to back. I’m hedging to the Heat even though they are on a back to back – they might not get the win but I like them to keep the score closer than the 5.5 points odds assigned.
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