Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, May 23

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM May 23, 2022, 4:30 PM
  • The Celtics are -6.5 favorites vs. the Heat
  • Total (Over/Under): 205.5 points
  • Monday, May 23, 2022 at 8:30pm EDT
  • Watch the game on ABC

The Miami Heat visit TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on May 23. 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 (-115).

So far this NBA season, the Heat are 55-40 against the spread, while the Celtics are 51-41 against the spread.

The Heat vs Celtics Over/Under is 205.5 total points for the game.


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Heat vs. Celtics Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Miami Heat+6.5 -105O 205.5 -110240
Boston Celtics -6.5 -115U 205.5 -110-300

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

  • 55-40 against the Spread (+10.85 Units / 10.26% ROI)
  • 63-33 against the Moneyline (+18.45 Units / 7.35% ROI)
  • 54-42 against the Over for game total points (+7.8 Units / 7.39% ROI)
  • 42-54 against the Under for game total points (-17.4 Units / -16.48% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 50 of their last 75 games (+22.53 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the Moneyline in 56 of their last 84 games (+19.30 Units / 9% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have covered the 3Q Spread in 57 of their last 96 games (+14.97 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 19 of their last 25 games (+12.40 Units / 45% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have hit the 1H Moneyline in 46 of their last 70 games (+12.26 Units / 9% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 33 of their last 91 games (-30.95 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only covered the 4Q Spread in 27 of their last 75 games (-20.33 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the Game Total Under in 38 of their last 91 games (-20.30 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 39 of their last 95 games (-19.99 Units / -19% ROI)
  • The Miami Heat have only hit the Team Total Under in 38 of their last 91 games (-17.75 Units / -17% ROI)
  • Against the spread this NBA season, the Celtics have gone:

    • 51-41 against the Spread (+5.9 Units / 5.59% ROI)
    • 60-36 against the Moneyline (-1.8 Units / -0.74% ROI)
    • 48-47 against the Over for game total points (-3.7 Units / -3.5% ROI)
    • 47-48 against the Under for game total points (-5.8 Units / -5.49% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1Q Spread in 46 of their last 76 games (+17.40 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 3Q Spread in 56 of their last 92 games (+16.19 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 30 of their last 45 games at home (+14.50 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 4Q Spread in 34 of their last 55 games (+13.01 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have hit the 1H Moneyline in 45 of their last 65 games (+12.54 Units / 10% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 39 of their last 96 games (-19.06 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 14 of their last 45 games at home (-18.70 Units / -38% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 14 of their last 41 games at home (-15.45 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the Game Total Under in 13 of their last 38 games (-14.50 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only hit the 1H Game Total Over in 15 of their last 42 games at home (-13.42 Units / -29% 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 23‘s Game, May 23

  • Marcus Smart (Celtics): Smart is questionable for Monday’s (May 23) game against Miami.
  • Jayson Tatum (Celtics): Tatum is probable for Monday’s (May 23) game against Miami.
  • Robert Williams III (Celtics): Williams III is questionable for Monday’s (May 23) game against Miami.
  • Sam Hauser (Celtics): Hauser is expected to miss a few weeks, according to John Karalis the Boston Sports Journal.
  • Max Strus (Heat): Strus is questionable for Monday’s (May 23) game against Boston.
  • Kyle Lowry (Heat): Lowry is questionable for Monday’s (May 23) game against Boston.
  • P.J. Tucker (Heat): Tucker is questionable for Monday’s (May 23) game against Boston.
  • Gabe Vincent (Heat): Vincent is questionable for Monday’s (May 23) game against Boston.
  • Tyler Herro (Heat): Herro is questionable for Monday’s (May 23) game against Boston.
  • Jimmy Butler (Heat): Butler is questionable for Monday’s (May 23) game against Boston.
  • 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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