Celtics vs Heat Prediction NBA Picks 1/25/24

Miami Heat (24-20) vs Boston Celtics (34-10)

Game Info: Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat +7 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning 5 of their last 6 games. The Miami Heat are riding a 4-game losing streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat prediction.

Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics rebounded from a loss to the Nuggets with wins over the Rockets and Mavericks. The Boston Celtics are averaging 120.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.1 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Derrick White is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks this season.
  • Jayson Tatum ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (27.0) this season.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat recently lost to the Raptors, Hawks, Magic and Grizzlies during this streak. The Miami Heat are averaging 110.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Tyler Herro is averaging 22 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Bam Adebayo is averaging 21.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jaime Jaquez Jr. is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Heat will take on the Knicks, Suns, and Kings after this one.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 8th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.6) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.4).
  • The Heat rank T1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.4).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+9.7).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (47.4).

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat prediction

The Miami Heat are the ultimate troll team in the regular season, as they have countless ugly losses and then decide to show up in the big games just to remind people what they're capable of. So, while losing to a G League Grizzlies last night, it wouldn't surprise me to see the Heat win this game outright. With that said, the Heat have serious issues on the offensive side and I need to see things turnaround before I can back them in a spot like this. If the Heat from last night show up here, the Boston Celtics will win by 40 points. I have to lay the chalk with the C's.

Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -7

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