Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, May 21

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM May 21, 2022, 4:30 PM
  • The Celtics are -6.5 favorites vs. the Heat
  • Total (Over/Under): 207.5 points
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8:30pm EDT
  • Watch the game on ABC & ABC

The Miami Heat visit TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on May 21. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30pm EDT in Boston.

The Celtics are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -6.5 (-105).

So far this NBA season, the Heat are 54-40 against the spread, while the Celtics are 51-40 against the spread.

The Heat vs Celtics Over/Under is 207.5 total points for the game.


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Heat vs. Celtics Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

  Spread Over / Under Moneyline
Miami Heat +6.5 -115 O 207.5 -110 220
Boston Celtics -6.5 -105 U 207.5 -110 -275

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

  • 54-40 against the Spread (+9.85 Units / 9.41% ROI)
  • 62-33 against the Moneyline (+16.45 Units / 6.58% ROI)
  • 53-42 against the Over for game total points (+6.8 Units / 6.51% ROI)
  • 42-53 against the Under for game total points (-16.3 Units / -15.6% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 50 of their last 74 games (+23.55 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the Moneyline in 55 of their last 83 games (+17.30 Units / 8% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have covered the 3Q Spread in 56 of their last 95 games (+13.97 Units / 13% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 54 of their last 94 games (+11.76 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 18 of their last 24 games (+11.40 Units / 43% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 32 of their last 90 games (-31.95 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 38 of their last 94 games (-20.99 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only covered the 4Q Spread in 27 of their last 74 games (-19.23 Units / -24% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the Game Total Under in 38 of their last 90 games (-19.20 Units / -19% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the Team Total Under in 38 of their last 90 games (-16.60 Units / -16% ROI)

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

  • 51-40 against the Spread (+7 Units / 6.7% ROI)
  • 60-35 against the Moneyline (+0.6 Units / 0.25% ROI)
  • 47-47 against the Over for game total points (-4.7 Units / -4.5% ROI)
  • 47-47 against the Under for game total points (-4.7 Units / -4.5% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1Q Spread in 46 of their last 75 games (+18.50 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 3Q Spread in 56 of their last 91 games (+17.29 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have hit the 1H Moneyline in 45 of their last 64 games (+14.34 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 29 of their last 44 games at home (+13.50 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 29 of their last 46 games at home (+13.50 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 38 of their last 95 games (-20.06 Units / -19% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 14 of their last 44 games at home (-17.68 Units / -37% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 13 of their last 40 games at home (-16.45 Units / -38% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 1H Game Total Over in 14 of their last 41 games at home (-14.42 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the Team Total Under in 7 of their last 26 games (-13.91 Units / -48% ROI)

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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

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

 

Injury Report: Celtics vs. HeatMay 21‘s Game, May 21

  • Sam Hauser (Celtics): Hauser is expected to miss a few weeks, according to John Karalis the Boston Sports Journal.
  • Gabe Vincent (Heat): Vincent is questionable for Saturday’s (May 21) game against the Celtics.
  • P.J. Tucker (Heat): Tucker is questionable for Saturday’s (May 21) game against the Celtics.
  • Max Strus (Heat): Strus is questionable for Saturday’s (May 21) game against the Celtics.
  • Kyle Lowry (Heat): Lowry is questionable for Saturday’s (May 21) game against the Celtics.

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 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 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

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


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