Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 11, 2021

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The Miami Heat (37-31) are just 2-point favorites as they attempt to continue a three-game road win streak when they visit the Boston Celtics (35-33) on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at TD Garden. The game airs at 7:30 PM ET on NBCS-BOS. The point total for the matchup is set at 222.5.

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Heat vs Celtics Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Heat-2-110-110222.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Miami's matchups this season, the Heat and their opponents have gone over Tuesday's point total of 222.5 points 24 times (35.3% of opportunities).
  • In 57.4% of Boston's games this season (39 of 68), the total points scored was higher than Tuesday's 222.5-point over/under.
  • The total for the game of 222.5 is 2.0 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Heat (107.6 points per game) and the Celtics (112.9 points per game).
  • This game's point total is 3.3 fewer points than the 219.2 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the over/under in Heat games is 7.0 points fewer than the over/under of 222.5 points in this matchup.
  • Celtics' games have a total points bet of 224.2 points this season, 1.7 points more than the over/under for this game.

Heat Betting Data

  • Miami has failed to beat the spread more often than not this season, going 29-34.
  • When they play as at least 2-point favorites, the Heat have a record ATS of 18-19.
  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in only 46% of games (29 out of 63 matchups).

Heat Key Players

  • Jimmy Butler leads the Heat in points and assists. He puts up 21.6 points per game while tacking on 7.2 assists.
  • Miami is led in rebounds by Bam Adebayo's 9.0 per game.
  • The Heat are led by Duncan Robinson from long distance. He hits 3.5 shots from deep per game.
  • Miami's blocks leader is Adebayo, who collects 1.0 per game. Butler leads the team averaging 2.1 steals a contest.

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Heat Last 10 Games

Heat Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHeat MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/9/2021Celtics130-124 MIAYesAway-8.5240.5-50001350Regular SeasonNoOver
5/7/2021Timberwolves121-112 MIAYesHome-9.5225.5-750525Regular SeasonNoOver
5/4/2021Mavericks127-113 DALNoHome+7.5220.5375-500Regular SeasonNoOver
5/2/2021Hornets121-111 MIAYesAway-8.5233.5-500375Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/1/2021Cavaliers124-107 MIAYesAway-13.5234.5-25001050Regular SeasonYesUnder
Heat Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-66-4-0225.1114.3110.8-2.338.1%

Heat Injuries

Heat:Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee)

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has a losing record against the spread, going 32-33 ATS (covering just 49.2% of the time).
  • When they are at least 2-point underdogs, the Celtics have fared well, going 16-15 against the spread.
  • Boston has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 56.9% of matchups this season (37 out of 65 chances).

Celtics Key Players

  • Jayson Tatum is at the top of the Celtics scoring leaderboard with 26.3 points per game. He also collects 7.3 rebounds and racks up 4.4 assists per game.
  • The Boston leaders in rebounding and assists are Tristan Thompson with 8.3 rebounds per game (he also adds 7.6 points and 1.3 assists per game) and Marcus Smart with 5.7 assists per game (he also tacks on 13.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game).
  • Kemba Walker is reliable from three-point range and leads the Celtics with 2.9 made threes per game.
  • Boston's leader in steals is Smart (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Robert Williams III (1.8 per game).

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Celtics Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalCeltics MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/9/2021Heat130-124 MIANoHome+8.5240.51350-5000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/7/2021Bulls121-99 CHINoAway+13.5222.51500-5000Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/5/2021Magic132-96 BOSYesAway-25.5217.5-100002200Regular SeasonYesOver
5/2/2021Trail Blazers129-119 PORNoHome+3.5252.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
4/30/2021Spurs143-140 BOSNoHome+8.5251.5575-900Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-65-56-4-0232.5115.9116.6+3.339.8%

Celtics Injuries

Celtics:Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist),Robert Williams III: Day To Day (Foot)

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