Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 9, 2021

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A game after he put up 33 points in a 121-99 loss to the Bulls, Kemba Walker leads the Boston Celtics (35-32) at home against the Miami Heat (36-31) on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The Celtics are favored by 1.5 points in the matchup, which tips off at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN. The point total is 220.5 in the matchup.

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Celtics vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -1.5 -110 -110 220.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Boston's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday's matchup total (220.5 points) in 42 out of 67 opportunities (62.7% of matchups).
  • 24 Miami games this year (35.8% of its matchups) ended with a final point total higher than Sunday's point total of 220.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 220 points per game, 0.5 points fewer than the total of 220.5 for this matchup.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 218.6 points per game, 1.9 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Celtics games is 223.8 points, 3.3 more than the over/under of 220.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 5.6 points more than the average over/under in Heat's games this season (214.9 points).

Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston holds a losing record against the spread this season, going 31-33 ATS.
  • The Celtics have fared well as a 1.5-point favorite, going 19-18 against the spread when favored by at least 1.5 points.
  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over in 56.2% of games (36 out of 64 matchups).

Celtics Key Players

  • Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics scoring 26.3 points per game.
  • Tristan Thompson paces Boston with 8.2 rebounds per game and Marcus Smart leads the team with 5.7 assists per contest.
  • The Celtics are led by Walker from long distance. He knocks down 3.0 shots from deep per game.
  • Boston's blocks leader is Robert Williams III, who collects 1.8 per game. Smart leads the team averaging 1.5 steals a game.

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Celtics Last 10 Games

Celtics Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Celtics Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Bulls 121-99 CHI No Away +13.5 222.5 1500 -5000 Regular Season No Under
5/5/2021 Magic 132-96 BOS Yes Away -25.5 217.5 -10000 2200 Regular Season Yes Over
5/2/2021 Trail Blazers 129-119 POR No Home +3.5 252.5 - - Regular Season No Under
4/30/2021 Spurs 143-140 BOS No Home +8.5 251.5 575 -900 Regular Season Yes Over
4/28/2021 Hornets 120-111 BOS Yes Home -6.5 226.5 -650 450 Regular Season Yes Over
Celtics Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 4-6 5-5-0 226.9 113.1 113.8 +3.3 38.6%

Celtics Injuries

Celtics: Jaylen Brown: Day To Day (Ankle), Robert Williams III: Day To Day (Foot)

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Heat Betting Data

  • Miami has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 29-33 ATS.
  • When they are at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Heat have a record ATS of 22-18.
  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this season -- 28 of 62 (45.2%).

Heat Key Players

  • Jimmy Butler's points (21.6 per game) and assists (7.2 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Heat's leaderboards.
  • Bam Adebayo is at the top of the Miami rebounding leaderboard with 9.0 rebounds per game. He also racks up 18.9 points and adds 5.4 assists per game.
  • Duncan Robinson knocks down 3.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Heat.
  • Miami's leader in steals is Butler with 2.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is Adebayo with 1.1 per game.

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Heat Last 10 Games

Heat Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Heat Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Timberwolves 121-112 MIA Yes Home -9.5 225.5 -750 525 Regular Season No Over
5/4/2021 Mavericks 127-113 DAL No Home +7.5 220.5 375 -500 Regular Season No Over
5/2/2021 Hornets 121-111 MIA Yes Away -8.5 233.5 -500 375 Regular Season Yes Under
5/1/2021 Cavaliers 124-107 MIA Yes Away -13.5 234.5 -2500 1050 Regular Season Yes Under
4/28/2021 Spurs 116-111 MIA Yes Home -4.5 217.5 -250 195 Regular Season Yes Over
Heat Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 5-5 5-5-0 220.1 112.6 107.5 -1.3 36.7%

Heat Injuries

Heat: Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee), Andre Iguodala: Day To Day (Thigh)

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