Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Prediction NBA Picks 4/27/24

Miami Heat (48-38) vs Boston Celtics (65-19)

Game Info: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Kaseya Center)

Betting Odds: Miami Heat +250 / Boston Celtics -320 --- Over/Under: 205.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat meet Saturday in Game 3 East NBA Playoffs action at the Kaseya Center. Here’s a Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Prediction.

Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics look for a bounce back performance after losing game 2 and regain control of this series. The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.5 points and 9 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 25 points and 8 rebounds. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 43.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.

Miami Heat Betting Preview

The Miami Heat look for another big upset win to take a surprising 2-1 series lead. The Miami Heat are averaging 102.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Bam Adebayo is averaging 22.5 points and 8 rebounds, while Tyler Herro is averaging 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jaime Jaquez Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Martin is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 43.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 42 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Injury Report

The only player on the Celtics injury report is Luke Kornet, but he’s probable despite a calf issue. The Heat are expected to be without Josh Richardson, Jimmy Butler and Terry Rozier, the same three players who have missed the entire series. However, there seems to be optimism that Rozier could return soon from a neck issue, and the fact he was traveling with the team was encouraging. Check the injury report throughout the day.

Miami Heat Player Facts

  • Bam Adebayo ranks 4th amongst qualified Forwards for rebounds per game (10.4) this season.
  • Tyler Herro ranks 12th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.1) this season.

Boston Celtics Player Facts

  • Al Horford ranks 1st amongst qualified Centers for 3P% (41.9%) this season.
  • Jrue Holiday ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.9%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Heat rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.4).
  • The Heat rank 29th in the league for H2 points per game this season (53.3).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+11.3).
  • The Celtics rank T1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.6).

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Prediction

The Celtics are going to get all of the love for obvious reasons, as they were the best team in the regular season and the Heat are still missing two key players. A potential Rozier return would help, but the Het are still outclassed from a talent standpoint. With that said, the Heat have a massive coaching advantage and Erik Spoelstra has had many days off to game plan for another upset. And if the Heat are going to keep knocking down the three ball, there's a chance here. At home, the Celtics are in a weird spot where things could get hairy if they don't get off to a fast start. Give me the points with the Heat.

Randy’s Pick Miami Heat +9.5

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