Boston Celtics (1-0) vs Miami Heat (1-0)
Game Info: Friday, October 27, 2023 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -7.5 -- Over/Under: 218 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Miami Heat invade the TD Garden to do battle with the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Miami Heat Betting Preview
The Miami Heat will be hoping to make it two straight wins to start the season after sneaking past the Pistons in a 103-102 home win on Wednesday. Bam Adebayo led the team with 22 points, eight rebounds and three assists, Jimmy Butler added 19 points with 13 rebounds and four assists while Tyler Herro chipped in with 16 points on seven of 24 shooting. As a team, the Heat shot just 40 percent from the field and eight of 22 from the 3-point line as they dominated the first half to build a 19-point lead, which proved to be just enough to hold off the Pistons who cut the lead to within one point.
Boston Celtics Betting Preview
Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics are also aiming for a second straight victory after taking down the Celtics in a thrilling 108-104 road win on Wednesday. Jayson Tatum looked to be in midseason form as he led the way with 34 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, Kristaps Porzingis poured in 30 points, eight rebounds and four blocks while Derrick White chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Celtics shot 48 percent from the field and 12 of 39 from the 3-point line as they held the Knicks to just 18 points in the first quarter to build a 12-point lead, but they didn't put the Knicks away and needed some heroics from Porzingis to get over the line.
The Heat will be feeling good about getting the win in their season opener, but they could easily be coming into this game fresh off a loss to the Pistons. You could almost say the same thing about the Celtics who were somewhat lucky on Wednesday, but they were good enough to get the job done and they would've taken so much confidence from the win, especially the newly acquired Porzingis. The line seems a little hefty, but the Celtics' new lineup already looks great and I think they earn their first home win in this spot.