Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, May 17

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM May 17, 2022, 4:30 PM
  • The Heat are -2.5 favorites vs. the Celtics
  • Total (Over/Under): 203.5 points
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 8:30pm EDT
  • Watch the game on ESPN & ESPN

The Boston Celtics visit FTX Arena to take on the Miami Heat on May 17. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30pm EDT in Miami.

The Heat are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -2.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Celtics are 50-39 against the spread, while the Heat are 53-39 against the spread.

The Celtics vs Heat Over/Under is 203.5 total points for the game.


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Celtics vs. Heat Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Boston Celtics+2.5 -110O 203.5 -115115
Miami Heat -2.5 -110U 203.5 -115-140

Against the spread this NBA season, the Celtics have gone:

  • 50-39 against the Spread (+7.1 Units / 6.94% ROI)
  • 59-34 against the Moneyline (+0.6 Units / 0.25% ROI)
  • 45-47 against the Over for game total points (-6.7 Units / -6.55% ROI)
  • 47-45 against the Under for game total points (-2.5 Units / -2.44% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1Q Spread in 25 of their last 33 away games (+19.64 Units / 54% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 3Q Spread in 55 of their last 89 games (+17.39 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have hit the 1H Moneyline in 23 of their last 29 away games (+17.23 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1H Spread in 22 of their last 29 away games (+15.36 Units / 48% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the Spread in 29 of their last 45 away games (+13.60 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 37 of their last 93 games (-19.96 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 35 of their last 86 games (-19.55 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the Team Total Under in 12 of their last 35 away games (-12.37 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the Game Total Under in 13 of their last 35 games (-11.20 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 42 of their last 92 games (-10.75 Units / -11% ROI)
  • Against the spread this NBA season, the Heat have gone:

    • 53-39 against the Spread (+9.95 Units / 9.71% ROI)
    • 61-32 against the Moneyline (+16.6 Units / 6.73% ROI)
    • 51-42 against the Over for game total points (+4.8 Units / 4.69% ROI)
    • 42-51 against the Under for game total points (-14.1 Units / -13.78% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 48 of their last 72 games (+21.55 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the Moneyline in 54 of their last 81 games (+17.45 Units / 8% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have covered the 3Q Spread in 55 of their last 93 games (+14.12 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 54 of their last 92 games (+14.05 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the 1H Moneyline in 45 of their last 67 games (+13.56 Units / 10% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 32 of their last 88 games (-29.66 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 36 of their last 92 games (-22.99 Units / -23% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the Game Total Under in 38 of their last 88 games (-17.00 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the Team Total Under in 37 of their last 88 games (-16.51 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the 4Q Game Total Under in 9 of their last 28 games (-11.95 Units / -39% ROI)
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    Boston Celtics: Keys to the Game vs. the Miami Heat

    Miami Heat: Keys to the Game vs. the Boston Celtics

    The Heat are 27-10 (.730) when shooting 80% or better from the free throw line this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .555

    The Heat are 19-7 (.731) when they win the turnover margin this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .561

    The Heat are 23-8 (.742) when scoring more second chance points than their opponent this season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .535

    The Heat are 12-4 (.750) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points this season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .524

    Injury Report: Heat vs. CelticsMay 17‘s Game, May 17

  • Kyle Lowry (Heat): Lowry is out for Tuesday’s (May 17) game against the Celtics.
  • Caleb Martin (Heat): Martin is questionable for Tuesday’s (May 17) game against the Celtics.
  • P.J. Tucker (Heat): Tucker is questionable for Tuesday’s (May 17) game against the Celtics.
  • Max Strus (Heat): Strus is questionable for Tuesday’s (May 17) game against the Celtics.
  • Gabe Vincent (Heat): Vincent is questionable for Tuesday’s (May 17) game against the Celtics.
  • Marcus Smart (Celtics): Smart is questionable for Tuesday’s (May 17) game against Miami.
  • Sam Hauser (Celtics): Hauser is expected to miss a few weeks, according to John Karalis the Boston Sports Journal.
  • Boston Celtics Offensive Stats & Trends

    The Celtics had 20.6 free throw attempts per game last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

    The Celtics are shooting 82% from the free throw line (773/946) this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 77%

    The Celtics averaged 1.33 points per shot (4,061 points/3,058 shots) in the second half last season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.28

    The Celtics have averaged 10.5 offensive rebounds per game (1,244 rebounds/118 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

    Miami Heat Offensive Stats & Trends

    The Heat averaged 8.0 offensive rebounds per game (579 rebounds/72 games) last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

    The Heat are shooting 37% from three (605/1,617) this season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

    The Heat have made 605 three-pointers this season — 7th most among NBA teams

    The Heat attempted 2,606 threes last season — 10th most among NBA teams

    Boston Celtics Defensive Stats & Trends

    The Celtics have blocked 259 shots this season — 4th most among NBA teams

    The Celtics have averaged 5.4 blocks per game (315 blocks/58 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

    The Celtics blocked 374 shots last season — 6th most among NBA teams

    The Celtics have blocked 633 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams

    Miami Heat Defensive Stats & Trends

    The Heat have averaged 3.6 blocks per game (217 blocks/61 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

    The Heat have averaged 3.7 blocks per game (436 blocks/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

    The Heat have averaged 3.3 blocks per game (150 blocks/45 games) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

    The Heat averaged 4.0 blocks per game (286 blocks/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9


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