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(15-15) Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics (26-7)
Date: Wednesday December 20
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -5
NBA Betting Total: 210
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Miami lost to in Atlanta on Monday night to start the week. It wasn’t a particularly surprising loss considering the team is ravaged by injury.
Hassan Whiteside remains out. He’s missed ten consecutive games and isn’t yet ready to return. James Johnson will also be out for at least another week. Neither of those guys are traveling with the team. So there’s your starting power forward and center.
Point guard Goran Dragic missed his first game of the season with a stiff shooting elbow. Evidently it tightened up on him after Miami’s previous game. It doesn’t sound like the Heat has a good read on how long Dragic could be out.
Justise Winslow also missed his third straight game with a bad knee. He is questionable for this game on Wednesday but it feels like the team is leaning toward doubtful.
It could have been worse, Dion Waiters was sick in the morning but fought through to play. Miami dressed nine players and played all of them, though only seven got double-digit minutes.
If it won’t do in Atlanta, it won’t do in Boston.
The last two minutes of the Celtics and Pacers on Monday night were incredible. Boston let a five-point lead turn into a five-point deficit before Kyrie Irving came to the rescue. He hit two huge three-pointers and Marcus Smart dropped in a floater on a run to get Boston to within one.
Indiana inbounded in its own half-court and Bojan Bogdanovic tried a jumping pass over the top of a double team. Terry Rozier read it immediately and swept in for the steal and game-winning dunk.
ESPN Stats & Info pulled a stat that NBA teams were 0–379 this season when trailing by five or more points with 30 seconds to go. Boston is the first team to mount such a comeback this season.
It’s been that kind of year for the Celtics, who can do no wrong. Boston gave up a 19-point lead, Victor Oladipo scored 38 points and the C’s still found a way to win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- MIA are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Wed. games.
- Under is 19-7 in MIA last 26 overall.
- Over is 11-5 in MIA last 16 Wed. games.
- Over is 7-2-1 in BOS last 10 Wed. games.
- Over is 8-3 in BOS last 11 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Head to Head: Underdog is 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
- Head to Head: MIA are 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
Free Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction: the Celtics cruise at home.
The Heat are just way too undermanned to take on one of the deepest teams in the NBA in its home building. Even if it gets Dragic and/or Winslow back, Miami will have to depend on some young and limited big men that the Celtics should pick apart.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics -5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Miami 98 – Boston 112
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