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Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat

February 11, 2024



The Boston Celtics will travel to Miami, Florida to face the Miami Heat at the Kaseya Center with the game scheduled to start at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on ABC.

The Celtics have the best record in the league at 40-12 and are on a three-game winning streak following Friday’s 133-129 win at home against the Washington Wizards. Boston has been one of the most complete teams in the NBA this season as they are one of the best teams offensively and defensively averaging the 5th most points per game with an average of 120.39 points per game while allowing the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 110.78 points allowed per game. Jaylen Brown has been one of the better players on the Celtics as he is 2nd on the team in scoring and leads the team in steals with an average of 22.1 points and 1.1 steals per game. The Boston Celtics will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they travel to face the Miami Heat.

The Miami Heat are in 8th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 28-24 while having won four of their last five games and are on a two-game winning streak following Wednesday’s 116-104 win at home against the San Antonio Spurs. The success of the Heat this season can be attributed to their defensive play as they are allowing the 5th fewest points per game with an average of 110.78 points allowed per game. However, Miami plays at a slower tempo than the average team in the league which leads them to be one of the lower-scoring teams as they are averaging the 4th fewest points per game with an average of 110.46 points per game. 

Bam Adebayo enters this game averaging a double-double with 20.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while also leading the team in blocks with an average of 0.98 blocks per game. The Miami Heat will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon.

BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 5.5-point favorites on the road against the Miami Heat on Sunday afternoon. The teams have split the last ten while Boston has won two of the previous three meetings. The Heat have covered the spread in seven of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. The Boston Celtics are 24-26-2 ATS overall, 10-12-2 ATS on the road, and 23-25-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Miami Heat are 23-28-1 ATS overall, 11-16 ATS at home, and 8-13 ATS as an underdog on the year.

The Boston Celtics have the best record in the NBA while Miami is in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. Boston has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the previous three contests. However, the Heat have covered the spread in seven of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Miami Heat when they host the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Miami Heat +6