When: May 9, 2021
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Point Spread: Miami -1.0
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 221
Road Record: 16-16
Home Record: 21-13
Miami Heat Vs Boston Celtics Game Day Preview
In what is arguably the biggest game of the year for both teams, the Miami Heat will face off against the Boston Celtics.
The Heat, who come in as a 6th seed with five games to play, will look to pick up a crucial win against Boston.
Tyler Herro is back healthy and in the lineup. Herro is coming off a 27 point performance against Minnesota. In the game, Herro shot 6-of-8 from downtown and shot 76% from the field.
Jimmy Butler, like Herro, is also coming off a lethal game. In Friday night’s game against Minnesota, Butler had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists. But will he contiue the All-Star stuff?
Well, while we will have to wait for tipoff, it is certain that Miami will play hard, and specifically Jimmy Butler. The Heat want to avoid the 7th seed, which would be the play-in tournament.
The Celtics, who come in as a 7th seed with five games to play, will look to avoid the play-in tournament with wins down the stretch. And no better win would come against Miami, who are one game ahead of the Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings.
However, Boston will be without All-Star Jaylen Brown.
Heat Vs Celtics Facts
- Heat are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Boston.
- The Celtics are 20-18 against conference opponents.
- The Heat are 20-17 against conference opponents.
- Miami has a 25-12 record against opponents below .500.
- The teams meet for the second time this season. The Celtics won 107-105 in the last matchup on Jan. 6.
Miami Heat Vs Boston Celtics Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
Heat 108 Celtics 105
10 PT Pick: Jimmy Butler OVER 23.5 PTS
9 PT Pick: Bam Adebayo OVER 10.5 Rebounds
8 PT Pick: Boston Celtics will NOT WIN by OVER 1.5 PTS.
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