Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 5/9/2021 Picks Previews and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 5/9/2021 – The Miami Heat won a critical matchup during their last match to solidify their playoff position. They have a chance to chase teams at a distance by taking a win over the Boston Celtics this coming Sunday, May 9. This game will be held at the TD Garden located in Boston, Massachusetts and will be covered live by ESPN at exactly 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass holds the rights to show the match through an online live stream. The Boston Celtics have been struggling in their past games and they are the underdogs in NBA odds against the resilient Miami Heat.
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 5/9/2021
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 5/9/2021 Betting Odds
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat have won four of their last five matches and this team was able to bounce back from a loss against the Dallas Mavericks with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves during their last match, 121-112. The Miami Heat got a big boost having Jimmy Butler back in the lineup and the team captain tallied 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals. Tyler Herro came off the bench with 27 points along with six three-pointers, four assists and three rebounds. Goran Dragic added the scoring punch doing 23 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Players to watch: J. Butler SF 49 GP 49 GS 33.8 MIN 21.6 PTS 1.9 OR 5.2 DR 7 REB 7.2 AST 2.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 3.4 AST/TO 26.46 PER
B. Adebayo C 60 GP 60 GS 33.5 MIN 18.9 PTS 2.3 OR 6.8 DR 9 REB 5.4 AST 1.2 STL 1.1 BLK 2.7 TO 2.3 PF 2 AST/TO 22.88 PER
T. Herro PG 49 GP 14 GS 30.6 MIN 15.1 PTS 0.5 OR 4.3 DR 4.8 REB 3.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 1.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 13.26 PER.
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics have been struggling to keep their head afloat and have only won once in their last three games. The Chicago Bulls were their recent opponents and lost that match by 22 points, 99-121. Kemba Walker tried to carry the team doing 33 points, four rebounds, three assists and six three-pointers. Evan Fournier also contributed well with 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and three triples. Jayson Tatum had a tough night shooting only 20% from the field and finished with 9 points, six rebounds, three assists and went 0-7 from the three-point line. Jaylen Brown did not play in this game.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum SF 60 GP 60 GS 35.9 MIN 26.3 PTS 0.8 OR 6.6 DR 7.3 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.7 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.09 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 20 PER
K. Walker PG 41 GP 41 GS 31.5 MIN 18.9 PTS 0.4 OR 3.6 DR 3.9 REB 4.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 17.6 PER.
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 5/9/2021 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami’s last 8 games.
Boston are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Andre Iguodala SF Thigh is “?” Sunday vs Boston
Jaylen Brown SF Ankle is “?” Sunday vs Miami
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Boston Celtics even with the home court advantage are seen as a team holding the advantage over the Miami Heat. Online betting sees this game to be a close one but the Celtics are the safer pick.
Moneyline: The Celtics in their home court are given an ML of -125 while the visiting Heat are at +105.
ATS: It is 1.5 between both teams on the ATS with the Heat getting -1.5 while the Celtics take +1.5.
TOTALs: The given total in this game is set at 216.5 with the Heat going over and the Celtics are under.
Score Prediction: 113 – 111, Heat