Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 10/15/2021 Spread Previews and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 10/15/2021 – The Miami Heat have high expectations this year and they hope to send a message to the league in their last NBA preseason game. They will play host to the Boston Celtics this coming Thursday, October 15 at the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida. The tip-off begins at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on television through ESPN2. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. The Boston Celtics have retooled and added a few pieces but they are coming into this game as the underdogs against the Miami Heat according to NBA betting lines.
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 10/15/2021
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 10/15/2021 Betting Odds
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics have been taking care of their trio of Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. They will have a few returning pieces with Al Horford and Enes Kanter sharing the center position once again. Dennis Schoeder is the team’s biggest addition during the off-season and he will take over the starting spot left by Kemba Walker. This team looks to improve and climb back as one of the top contenders in the NBA Eastern Conference and will look to their bench for some boos. Payton Pritchard has shown a lot of potential last season and he is expected to step up this year.
Players to watch: J. Tatum SF 64 GP 64 GS 35.8 MIN 26.4 PTS 0.8 OR 6.6 DR 7.4 REB 4.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.32 PER
J. Brown SG 58 GP 58 GS 34.5 MIN 24.7 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.95 PER
M. Smart PG 48 GP 45 GS 32.9 MIN 13.1 PTS 0.8 OR 2.7 DR 3.5 REB 5.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 2 TO 2.6 PF 2.8 AST/TO 13.8 PER.
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat are looking to rattle the NBA Eastern Conference predictions once again as they acquired key players from the offseason. They were able to get Kyle Lowry from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Goran Dragic. He is expected to be the stabilizer of the Heat’s system and will help share that championship with his teammates. Another experienced player they added was P.J. Tucker from the defending champions, Milwaukee Bucks. He should take the load off Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler at the defensive end. Tyler Herro has been showing in the preseason that he is also ready to step up.
Players to Watch: J. Butler SF 52 GP 52 GS 33.6 MIN 21.5 PTS 1.8 OR 5.1 DR 6.9 REB 7.1 AST 2.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 3.4 AST/TO 26.57 PER
B. Adebayo C 64 GP 64 GS 33.5 MIN 18.7 PTS 2.2 OR 6.7 DR 9 REB 5.4 AST 1.2 STL 1 BLK 2.6 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 22.76 PER
T. Herro PG 54 GP 15 GS 30.3 MIN 15.1 PTS 0.5 OR 4.5 DR 5 REB 3.4 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 1.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 13.42 PER.
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 10/15/2021 Betting Numbers
Celtics are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
Over is 5-0 in Heat last 5 Friday games.
A. Horford C Ques Oct 20 – Illness
V. Oladipo SG Early Nov – Quadricep
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Betting Picks
The Miami Heat are going to make a statement in the league and keep their record unblemished in the preseason. They are the favored team in the best online sportsbook to win over the visiting Boston Celtics.
Moneyline: The Heat with the homecourt advantage has an ML of -350 while the Celtics are +290 if they win.
ATS: It is a wide 8 points between both teams on the ATS with the Heat owning the -8 while the Celtics are on the far side with +8.
TOTALs: The total for this matchup is set at 214.5 points with the Celtics going over and the Heat are under.
Score Prediction: 114 – 111, Heat