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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
October 27, 2023
This game features a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals when the Miami Heat travel to Boston Massachusetts to face the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden with the game starting at 7:30 PM ET on Friday evening and airing on ESPN.
The Miami Heat enter this game with a record of 1-0 this season following a 103-102 win at home against the Detroit Pistons while failing to cover the 9.5-point spread as a home favorite on Wednesday evening. Bam Adebayo led the team in scoring and blocks with 22 points and two blocks. Jimmy Butler led the team in rebounds and assists with 13 rebounds and four assists. Miami is averaging 103 points per game this season which is the 5
lowest in the NBA while allowing an average of 102 points per game which ranks 4
in the NBA. Bam Adebayo leads the team in scoring and blocks this season with an average of 22 points and 2 blocks per game. Jimmy Butler leads the team in rebounds and assists this season with an average of 13 rebounds and 4 assists per game. Tyler Herro leads the team in steals with an average of 3 steals per game this season.
Boston enters this game with a record 1-0 following a 108-104 win on the road against the New York Knicks on Wednesday while the game ended in a push. Jayson Tatum led the team in scoring and rebounds with 34 points and 11 rebounds. Jaylen Brown led the team in assists with five assists. Jayson Tatum and Derrick White were tied for the team lead in steals with two steals apiece. Kristaps Porzingis led the team in blocks with four blocks.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 108 points per game this season which ranks 17
in the NBA while allowing an average of 104 points per game which is tied for the 6
lowest in the league this season. Jayson Tatum leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 34 points and 11 rebounds per game this season. Jaylen Brown leads the team in assists with an average of five assists per game on the year. Jayson Tatum and Derrick White are tied for the team lead in steals with an average of two steals per game apiece. Kristaps Porzingis leads the team in blocks with an average of four blocks per game.
BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 7.5-point favorites at home against the Miami Heat on Friday evening. Miami has won six of the last ten and has won by an average margin of 2.1 points per game in those meetings while Boston has won two of the last three games, however, Miami has outscored Boston by an average of 101 to 99.33 points per game in those contests. The Heat are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series.
Miami has been the better team overall in the last ten games in the series, winning six of the last ten. The Heat have also been the better team at covering the spread going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Miami Heat when they travel to face the Boston Celtics on Friday evening.
Spooky Express Pick: Miami Heat +8
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