When: 7:00 PM EST, January 10, 2021
Where: T.D Garden, Boston, MA
Point Spread: Celtics +2.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 217.5
Road Record: 1-2
Home Record: 3-1
Miami Heat Vs Boston Celtics Game Day Preview
The Miami Heat faced the Boston Celtics a few days ago, and the result was a close, down to the wire win for the Celtics. Rookie Payton Pritchard got the offensive rebound and put-in with two tenths of a second left. The Celtics won 107-105.
The Heat now look for revenge in Boston and the setting for this game is simple. Miami will be playing its second game in as many days while Boston has been ravaged by COVID-19.
Great game by G Goran Dragic last night who had 21 points on seven 3-pointers. Other key contributions game from Tyler Herro who scored a career-high 31 points and Jimmy Butler who nearly had a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Although the Heat gave up 71 fist half points to a shorthanded Washington Wizards team, they went on to WIN the game 128 – 124.
“Everybody could see it,”’ Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We were not defending with enough energy and connection in the first half. In the third quarter, it was much more committed defensively.”
Despite Celtic COVID-19 concerns, look for Miami to defend better if they want to exact a little revenge on Boston.
Just 10 games into the season, the Celtics have already been dramatically affected by COVID-19.
Forward Jayson Tatum and center Robert Williams have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days. Center Tristan Thompson and forward Grant Williams were told to quarantine for seven days starting on Friday due to being in close contact with the virus.
Now, swingman Jaylen Brown, forward Semi Ojeleye, and guard Javonte Green were placed on the Celtics’ injury report Saturday due to health and safety protocols. All three players are questionable for Sunday’s game against the Heat.
If Brown fails to play, the Celtics will be low on depth. Boston would have to rely on key bench players including Jeff Teague.
Heat Vs Celtics Facts
- Heat are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games.
- Over is 4-1 in the last 5 MIA Vs BOS meetings.
- Heat are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Boston.
Miami Heat Vs Boston Celtics Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
Heat 107 Celtics 109
- 10 PT Pick: Boston Celtics OVER 11.5 Three Pt FGS
- 9 PT Pick: Any Boston Celtic Will Have A Double Double
- 8 PT Pick: Miami Heat OVER 6.5 Steals