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Celtics vs. Heat Betting Preview - Eastern Conference Finals Game 3

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Celtics vs. Heat Betting Preview - Eastern Conference Finals Game 3

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The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are battling in the Eastern Conference Finals, with Game 3 on tap.

The Celtics are currently moderate 3.5-point favorites over the Heat. The game's over/under is 213.5.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: TNT
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Venue: FTX Arena
Celtics vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Celtics -3.5 213.5

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Celtics Trends & Betting Info

  • The Celtics have covered 38 times in 73 games with a spread this season.
  • When playing as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, Boston has an ATS record of 27-30.
  • Boston has gone 50-20 in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 71.4%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -155 or shorter, Boston has gone 39-16 (70.9% win percentage).
  • A total of 27 out of the Celtics' 73 games this season have hit the over.

Heat Trends & Betting Info

  • The Heat have covered 25 times in 74 matchups with a spread this season.
  • The Heat are 9-5 ATS this season when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs.
  • Miami has won 10, or 43.5%, of the 23 games it has played as underdogs this season.
  • Miami has a record of 6-6, a 50% win rate, when it is set as the underdog by +135 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • So far this season, 23 out of the Heat's 74 games with an over/under have gone over the point total.

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Celtics vs. Heat Comparison

Celtics Rank Celtics Stat Heat Stat Heat Rank
14th 47.5 Field Goal % 46 26th
4th 46.3 Field Goal % Allowed 48.2 21st
7th 2186 Assists 1955 25th
8th 1043 Turnovers 1047 9th
27th 521 Steals 655 6th
6th 430 Blocks 243 30th

Celtics Key Players

  • Jayson Tatum averages 30.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.
  • Marcus Smart's averages this season are 11.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game.
  • Tatum makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Celtics, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.2 per contest.
  • Smart averages 1.5 steals per game, while Derrick White swats 0.9 shots per contest.

Heat Key Players

  • Bam Adebayo scores 20.4 points per game, while also grabbing 9.2 rebounds and averaging 3.2 assists per game.
  • Jimmy Butler records 22.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.
  • Max Strus is consistent from three-point range with 2.5 made threes per game.
  • Butler averages 1.8 steals per game, and Adebayo notches 0.8 blocks per game.

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