Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game on NBA TV. The Celtics are looking to win their 5th game in a row as they host the Miami Heat, winners of three games in a row. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Celtics have looked unstoppable over their last 4 games, even when Jayson Tatum isn’t playing this team is really hard to beat. They are coming off a 35-point blowout win over the Charlotte Hornets, Tatum scored 35 points in his return following a minor injury, as Jaylen Brown took the night off. Brown is listed as day-to-day here, but he should be able to return and play.
The Celtics will need him, after all playing the Miami Heat is much harder than playing the Charlotte Hornets. Boston has the edge in head-to-head meetings winning 6 of the last 10 games, they are also 7-1 SU in their last 8 games vs East teams. Only once in 11 games this season did the Celtics lose at TD Garden, so you have to like their chances here.
Rating Miami’s chances is a bit trickier here, as they have so many injuries to their roster it’s unclear who will be able to suit up. Their best player Jimmy Butler is out with a knee problem, they’ve really struggled on the road winning just twice in 9 attempts this season.
As underdogs they are only 1-6 SU which isn’t something you want to hear when you face a team against who you’re averaging just 100 points per game over the last 10 meetings. Bam Adebayo appears to be the only bright spot for the Heat at the moment. But the question is – can he put this team on his back and lead them to an unlikely road upset?
I don’t think so. Boston has been dominant, they are winning games at home by double digits against everyone and the injury prone Heat will be no exception. Back the Celtics to dominate here.
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Predictions & Odds
Even if Miami sticks to their average of 100 points per game from the last 10 meetings, there’s still a good chance for the over to land here. Boston has been on fire lately, scoring at will against everyone at home. Their last 4 offensive stat lines read 125, 122, 130 and 140 points scored, so even the defensive-minded Heat will have their hands full trying to stop Boston from scoring here.
The O/U stats are also pointing to an over here with 6 of the last 8 meetings at TD Garden cashing on that bet. Boston’s offensive rating is at 120.9 entering tonight’s game, the next best team is at 115.9 which is the only stat you need to know ahead of tonight’s game. Boston scores 120+ here and land us over the total.