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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 9/17/2020 Previews Picks and Predictions

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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 9-17-2020 Previews Picks and Predictions

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 9/17/2020 – The Miami Heat prevailed in an overtime thriller against the Boston Celtics to take the early 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven series. Game 2 will be held on Thursday, September 17 at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida located inside β€œThe Bubble? It will be ESPN that will cover the match and the live telecast will begin at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore are the places where you can catch the online live streaming of the game. It is seen by NBA Betting that it will be the Boston Celtics that will be evening out the series against the Miami Heat after that tough Game 1 loss.

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 9/17/2020

When: September 17, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: AdventHealth Arena, Wesley Chapel, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 9/17/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Miami Heat +2.5 (-110) 208.5 o (-110) +120

Boston Celtics
-2.5 (-110) 208.5 u (-110) -140
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Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat fought back on a collective team effort as they outsmarted the Boston Celtics to win Game 1, 117-114, in overtime. Jimmy Butler came up huge in the clutch as he forced overtime and finished the game with 20 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals. Goran Dragic led the team in scoring with 29 points along with seven rebounds, four assists and a block while Jae Crowder followed through with 22 points and dropped five three-pointers. Bam Adebayo came up with one of the biggest blocks in NBA history and had 18 points, nine assists, six rebounds and two blocks.

Players to watch: G. Dragic PG GP 10 GS 10 MIN 35.1 PTS 21.9 OR 1 DR 3.7 REB 4.7 AST 4.6 STL 1.1 BLK 0.2 TO 2.1 PF 3.2 AST/TO 2.2 PER 18.92

J. Butler SF GP 10 GS 10 MIN 36.1 PTS 21.6 OR 2.1 DR 3.4 REB 5.5 AST 4.3 STL 2.1 BLK 0.5 TO 3.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 1.3 PER 22.98

B. Adebayo PF GP 10 GS 10 MIN 36.1 PTS 16.4 OR 2.9 DR 8.2 REB 11.1 AST 5.2 STL 0.9 BLK 0.9 TO 2.7 PF 2.8 AST/TO 1.9 PER 20.61.

Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics came up short as the breaks of the game did not favor them losing Game 1 against the Miami Heat by three points. Jayson Tatum came up with huge numbers doing 30 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, three steals, two assists and four three-pointers while Marcus Smart did 26 points and had six triples. Kemba Walker contributed with 19 points, six assists and three rebounds. Jaylen Brown chipped in with 17 points while Brad Wanamaker did 11 points six assists and five steals coming off the bench. All five Celtic starters had logged in at least 70 minutes of playing time.

Players to Watch: J. Tatum PF GP 12 GS 12 MIN 40.1 PTS 25.7 OR 1.5 DR 8.9 REB 10.4 AST 4.3 STL 1 BLK 1.3 TO 2.6 PF 2.2 AST/TO 1.7 PER 22.11

J. Brown SG GP 12 GS 12 MIN 39.2 PTS 20.7 OR 1.2 DR 6.3 REB 7.4 AST 2 STL 1.5 BLK 0.6 TO 2.3 PF 2.8 AST/TO 0.9 PER 15.58

K. Walker PG GP 12 GS 12 MIN 38 PTS 19.6 OR 0.2 DR 3.8 REB 4 AST 5.3 STL 1 BLK 0.5 TO 1.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO 3 PER 17.42.

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 9/17/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Miami Heat

Miami are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
Heat are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.
Miami are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against Boston.
Miami are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games against Boston.
Heat are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Miami are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Miami are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games this season.
Heat are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami’s last 12 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Boston Celtics

Boston are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games.
Boston are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games.
Celtics are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Boston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Miami.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston’s last 14 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Boston are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Boston are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games played in September.

Injuries

Miami Heat

Chris Silva SG Hip is out indefinitely

Boston Celtics

Gordon Hayward SF Ankle is doubtful Thursday vs Miami
Javonte Green PG Knee is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Miami

Head-to-Head
Miami Heat Boston Celtics
45-36-2 Against the Spread 49-31-4
47-34-2 Straight Up 37-46-1
113 Points per Game 108
105 Points Allowed per Game 101
46.67 Offensive FG% 45.91
78.67 Offensive FT% 80.21
37.98 Offensive 3PT% 36.07
44.73 Defensive FG% 43.66
78.04 Defensive FT% 76.96
34.74 Defensive 3PT% 33.64

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks

This is going to be another cerebral game between head coaches Brad Stevens and Erik Spoelstra. Top Online Sportsbook sees this as another close match but this time, the Boston Celtics come out as the winner against the Miami Heat.

Moneyline: The Celtics are handed an ML of -140 as the favored team while the Heat are at +120.

ATS: Just 2.5 points across the spread between both teams. Celtics take the -2.5 while the Heat are at +2.5.

TOTALs: The given total for both teams to reach in Game 2 is 208.5 points with the Heat going over and the Celtics are under.

Score Prediction: 104 – 103 Celtics