Celtics vs. Heat Betting Preview: Celtics to Continue Their Home Domination

Betsperts analyst Ron Klos previews his best bets for the Celtics vs the Heat.

The Boston Celtics will host the Miami Heat on Wednesday night at the TD Garden with tipoff set for 7:30 PM ET. The Celtics can stretch their home winning streak to 10 games with a victory. Despite being without injured players Jaylen Brown and Al Horford, the Celtics blitzed the Charlotte Hornets 140-105 on Monday night. Miami is 2-7 away from home this season but posted a rare road win by beating the Atlanta Hawks 106-98 on Sunday night. The Heat had lost seven straight road games before that victory. Boston recorded a 111-104 road win over the Heat on Oct. 21. For Miami, Jimmy Butler is currently listed as “out” for the game while other key players like Tyler Herro, Caleb Martin and Max Strus are listed as questionable. For Boston, the only injury concern remains Jaylen Brown who is battling neck stiffness and is also questionable.

Celtics vs. Heat Betting Odds

  Celtics Heat
Spread -9 +9
Moneyline -380 +310
Over/Under 223.5  

*Lines accurate at time of publication


Celtics vs. Heat Best Bets

Celtics -9 (-105 DraftKings)

Coming off their most dominant performance of the season, the Celtics are home tonight where they are 10-1 on the season. At the Garden, they are 8-3 ATS this year with the largest average home margin of victory in the entire NBA at 12.4 points per game. Boston is also one of the best teams in the league and have won 13 of their last 14 games. Miami, on the other hand, has been one of the worst road teams in the league with a 2-7 record on the season.

The Heat are also 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings versus Boston. With Jaylon Brown trending towards playing tonight for the Celtics and Jimmy Butler (21 ppg, 7 rpg ) out for the Heat (and Herro listed as questionable), laying single-digit points with Boston seems too obvious.

Risk: 1.05 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)


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Celtics vs. Heat Game Total Under 223.5 Points (-110 DraftKings)

While the Celtics are the most efficient offense in the league, both teams are in the bottom half of the league in pace per game. Both teams also rank in the top 10 in turnover rate which will further limit transition opportunities. Miami has the 7th best defense and will attempt to slow down the machine that is the Boston offense. The under is 4-0 in the Heat’s last four road games. With Butler, and potentially Herro and Brown out for this game, the under is very appealing at this number.

Risk: 1.1 Units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)


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