Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 5/17/2023 – On Tuesday night, the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics will meet at TD Garden for Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Miami Heat is 44-38 on the table after their series against the New York Knicks last time out. The Boston Celtics, on the other hand, played the Philadelphia 76ers and are 57-25 on the season as of now. Miami is coming here with the hope to start the finals off on the right note. However, the stronger Boston Celtics are predicted to win this matchup by the latest NBA playoffs betting odds.
|When:||Wednesday, May 17, 3:30 PM ET|
|Where:||TD Garden Boston, MA|
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Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat is coming here after defeating the New York Knicks with a final score of 96-92. In this basketball season, the Heat is scoring an average of 113.3 points in each game with 46.9 percent shooting. The lead scorer for the Heat is Jimmy Butler who is dunking an average of 31.1 points in each game, with 6.6 boards per matchup. Bam Adebayo is contributing to the team with 18.1 points in every game played. On defense, the Heat is allowing their opponents to shoot 33.8 percent from the deep end.
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Players to watch: Joel Embiid C 8 GP 8 GS 37.3 MIN 24.8 PTS 1.9 OR 8.1 DR 10 REB 2.9 AST 0.8 STL 2.9 BLK 3.9 TO 3 PF 0.7 AST/TO, James Harden SG 10 GP 10 GS 38.6 MIN 21.4 PTS 0.5 OR 5.7 DR 6.2 REB 8.4 AST 1.8 STL 0.3 BLK 3 TO 2.7 PF 2.8 AST/TO, Tyrese Maxey PG 10 GP 10 GS 38.1 MIN 20.9 PTS 0.9 OR 4.1 DR 5 REB 2.1 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 0.7 TO 2.4 PF 3 AST/TO
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics are here on a two-game winning streak against the Philadelphia 76ers, winning the last game with 112-88. The Celtics are scoring an average of 115.5 points in each game with 48.7 percent shooting. The Boston offense is being headed by Jayson Tatum who is putting up an average of 28.2 points in each game with 10.6 rebounds in every game played. Jaylen Brown is contributing with 24.6 points in each game. Defense-wise, the Celtics are allowing 35.3 shooting from the deep end.
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Players to watch: Jayson Tatum SF 12 GP 12 GS 39.3 MIN 26.3 PTS 1.4 OR 9 DR 10.4 REB 5.2 AST 1 STL 1.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2 PF 2.1 AST/TO, Jaylen Brown SG 12 GP 12 GS 37.5 MIN 24.6 PTS 0.9 OR 4.3 DR 5.3 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3.2 TO 3.1 PF 1.1 AST/TO, Marcus Smart PG 12 GP 12 GS 33.3 MIN 16.6 PTS 1.3 OR 2.8 DR 4.2 REB 5.2 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 1.9 PF 2.3 AST/TO
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Betting Numbers
Philadelphia are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games.
Philadelphia are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games.
Philadelphia are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Boston.
76ers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Philadelphia are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Boston are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games.
Boston are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games against Philadelphia.
Boston are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games at home.
Boston are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.
Embiid C Is probable Thursday vs Boston, Knee
Danilo Gallinari SF Is out indefinitely, ACL
|31-49-2||Against the Spread||45-36-1|
|109||Points per Game||117|
|–||Points Allowed per Game||–|
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Boston Celtics are bound to easily win this game, being the much stronger team in this pairing. The Miami Heat will be struggling to take control of this matchup right from the first moment and will fail in this opener. Take the Celtics to win as per the NBA handicapping picks. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!
Moneyline: +230 is the ML set for the Heat is this game and the ML set for the Celtics is -275.
Spread: A spread of +6.5 (-110) is out for Heat and a spread of -6.5 (-110) is out for Celtics.
TOTALs: 200.5 o (-105) will go over for the Heat and the same will go under for the Celtics.
Score Prediction: 112-105 Celtics win.