Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Prediction
This Saturday, the Boston Celtics (2-3) will visit the Miami Heat (3-2) in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Boston Celtics are fighting hard to try to become one of the few teams to come from behind and win. Their victory in Game 5, with a score of 110-97, has reduced their deficit against the Miami Heat to 3-2. After suffering two defeats in a row, it’s time for the Miami Heat to rediscover their winning form. Taking on the Boston Celtics, they are determined to put an end to their losing streak.
Form Miami Heat
The 110-97 defeat to the Boston Celtics was a bitter blow for the Miami Heat. The loss stung, leaving the team with a 56-44 season record. They’ll be desperate to regain their composure and mount a comeback.
The Miami Heat have had a difficult time in offensive production this season, averaging a mere 109.9 points per game. Defensively, the Miami Heat have restricted opponents to 109.6 points per game on average and 108.7 points in their own arena.
Many have been taken aback by the Miami Heat reaching the Eastern Conference Finals. Now the question that remains is, can they keep up their amazing journey and make it even further? Fans are waiting with bated breath to see how far the 56-44 hosts can really go.
The Miami Heat enter their latest game with 3 players sidelined: Victor Oladipo, Gabe Vincent, and Tyler Herro.
Jimmy Butler has been a triple threat in the postseason. In addition to leading the Miami Heat in scoring with 28.5 points from 17 playoff and play-in games, he also boasts an impressive average of 6.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists.
Form Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics improved their 10-game record against the Miami Heat to 4-6 after winning 110-97. This season they have won 67 out of 100 games, with 30 of these being away games.
On Saturday, the Boston Celtics head to the Kaseya Center with a great scoring average of 117.2 points across their 100 matches this season. Defensively, the Boston Celtics have restricted opponents to 111.0 points per game on average and 112.4 points on the road.
Danilo Gallinari and Malcolm Brogdon are both out injured for the Boston Celtics.
Jayson Tatum has been immense for the Boston Celtics over the postseason. He leads the team in scoring with 27.7 points per game and is also averaging an impressive 10.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists.
After numerous back-and-forth contests between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat during the regular season, the two teams ended up with an even split of two wins each. The Boston Celtics were at risk of elimination in the playoff series but managed two crucial victories, setting the score at 3-2. First, they triumphed in Game 4 by 99-116 then conquered the Miami Heat in Game 5 by 110-97.
Duncan Robinson stole the show in the previous matchup, scoring 18 points and shooting 70.0%. The Miami Heat player also connected on two of his three-point attempts at 66.7% accuracy. The Boston Celtics had Derrick White lead the way in scoring. He shot 72.7% from the field and had a three-point shooting percentage of 75.0%, leaving him with 24 points.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Miami Heat managed 108.9 points on average per game, while the Boston Celtics put 108.3 points on board.
Odds for Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat is provided by Bet365.For a full list of odds for the match visit Bet365.com
- Moneyline (ML): Boston Celtics (-140) | Miami Heat (+120)
- Against the spread (ATS): Boston Celtics -2.5 (-110) | Miami Heat +2.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 211.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the Boston Celtics to win (1.71) on the moneyline.
The Miami Heat are the +120 underdogs going into their next game against the Boston Celtics on the moneyline. Although they lost to the Boston Celtics with a score of 110-97 in their most recent matchup, the hosts have been playing well when at the Kaseya Center, going 8-2 SU in their last ten games. The Boston Celtics boast an impressive two-game winning streak. When they play on the road, they usually shine, with six of their last ten away games ending in a victory. The odds of -140 imply a 58% chance of them winning again.
We’re all in on the Boston Celtics! Even though the Miami Heat have the home-court advantage, the Boston Celtics are a slam dunk choice, especially after their impressive victory with a score of 110-97 in their last match.
Against the Spread
Go for the Boston Celtics -2.5 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet.
The oddsmakers are siding with the Boston Celtics, with a 2.5-point spread in their favor. This suggests the contest should be a close one, with the possibility of an away win, albeit a narrow one. In their last five encounters, the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics experienced a difference of up to 13.8 points in the final result.
This season, the Miami Heat have gone 42-55-3 ATS in all games. Their record at the Kaseya Center is 20-28-2 ATS. In their last ten games, the Miami Heat have covered six times. When it comes to Eastern Conference matchups, their spread record is 69-68.
The Boston Celtics have gone 27-21 ATS on the road. Their overall record for the season is 56-43 ATS. The Boston Celtics had success with spread betting, having covered in their last two outings. They have a 5-5 record across their previous ten matchups home and away matches combined.
Take the Total over 211.0 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
It appears that the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are preparing for a highly competitive, low-scoring matchup, as their prior clashes have been characterized by this. The ten encounters between them have yielded an average of 217.2 points.
The total line for the Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics game is 211.0, 10.4 points lower than the average 221.4-point total for their last five matchups. A bet on the Over in the total market offers an odds of -110.
The Miami Heat have a 50-48 O/U record for the season. Their last two games ended up below the total. The total went under in three of the last five home games, averaging 206.8 points. The Miami Heat are 5-4 O/U across their last ten games overall.
The Boston Celtics have a 52-46 O/U record for the season. Their last two games ended up below the total. The last five Boston Celtics games surpassed the total on three occasions, averaging 214.6 points per game. The Over is 6-4 in the past 10 contests.