Celtics vs Heat Prediction: Boston Celtics To Win
Celtics vs Heat Prediction and Odds: Boston Celtics is predicted to win their upcoming game against the Miami Heat as per the latest prediction.
Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are set to come face-to-face once again after last season’s Eastern Conference Final clash. Miami Heat will be looking forward to avenging the defeat that it faced in the 2021-22 Conference finals while Boston Celtics will be looking forward to continuing their winning streak.
Both the teams have played a game each this season, Boston Celtics was successful in defeating the Philadelphia 76ers but Miami Heat had to face a defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bulls. The two teams will meet at FTX Arena, a home to Miami Heat.
- Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics
- Date and Time: October 21st, 8 PM EST
- Venue: FTX Arena
- Host Team: Miami Heat
Celtics vs Heat Prediction and Odds
- Miami Heat: +3 (-110)
- Boston Celtics: -3 (-110)
Heat vs Celtics Prediction and Odds: Last Game Analysis
The Eastern Conference Champions, Boston Celtics started off their this season’s campaign against the Philadelphia 76ers. Playing at home, Boston Celtics enjoyed a home advantage and they were able to get past the challenge of the Philadelphia 76ers.
The first half of the game ended in a tie with both teams scoring 63 points each. The first quarter belonged to the visitors, the Philadelphia 76ers while in the second quarter, the host Boston Celtics were able to make a comeback. In the second half, Boston Celtics were able to seal the game, the 10 points lead in the 3rd quarter turned out to be a blessing for the Celtics as in the final quarter, the 76ers lead the host by 1 point. The game ended in 126-117 points in favor of the Boston Celtics.
The dual combo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were the stars of the game. Together they pegged in 70 points for the host Boston Celtics.
Miami Heat on the other hand did not have a good start to the season. They were up against the Chicago Bulls in their season’s opener. Despite being a host, Miami Heat was not able to cash in the home advantage. They lost the game by 108-116 points.
Heat vs Celtics Prediction: Form
The recent form of both the teams includes the preseason form as well as the last season’s performance.
Preseason: Boston Celtics had an average preseason journey. In the four preseason games, they won 2 and lost the other two games. The two victories for Boston Celtics came against Charlotte Hornets while they lost both of their games against the Toronto Raptors.
Here are the stats of top performing players from the Boston Celtics in the preseason:
- Jaylen Brown (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 20.0 | Total Rebounds: 14 | Total Assists: 4
- Jason Tatum (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 17 | Rebounds Per Game: 8 | Turnovers Per Game: 3.5
- Marcus Smart (Guard)
Blocks Per Game: 0.5 | Steals Per Game: 0.7 | Assists Per Game: 4.0
Last Season: Boston Celtics had an outstanding last season. They ended their regular season as the No. 2 team in the points table and then in the playoffs they were unstoppable. They went past the challenge of the Milwaukee Bucks in the playoffs and went on to face Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. Boston Celtics have been crowned the Eastern Conference champions after they won the 7 games series by 4-3 against the Miami Heat.
In the finals of the BA 2021-22 season, they were up against the Golden State Warriors. Boston Celtics lost the finals by 4-2 to the Warriors.
Preseason: Miami Heat displayed their excellent form in the preseason games. However, their start was not what they had expected. In the very first match of the 2022-23 preseason games, Miami Heat go hammered by Minnesota Timberwolves. They lost the game by 121-111 points. This was their only preseason defeat as in the rest of the 4 games they were unstoppable.
They defeated the likes of the Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, and Houston Rockets in the next four games. Here are the stats of top performing players from the Miami Heat in the preseason:
- Tyler Herro (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 22.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.0 | Blocks Per Game: 2.0
- Bam Adebayo (Center)
Points Per Game: 21.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.0 | Blocks Per Game: 0.7
- Duncan Robinson (Forward)
Points Per Game: 12.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 1.4 | Assists Per Game: 1.8
Last Season: Miami Heat was the best-performing team from the East as they ended the regular season as a table toppers. In the playoffs, they went past the challenge of the Philadelphia 76ers to qualify for the finals of the Eastern Conference. However, their outstanding journey came to an end in the Conference finals when they lost to Bost Celtics by 4-3 in the 7 games Conference finals.
Celtics vs Heat Prediction: Head to Head
The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics have played 129 games in the regular season as of now. Boston Celtics with 78 wins have had an edge while Miami Heat defeated the Celtics 51 times.
There have been 30 playoff encounters between these two sides till now. The Miami Heat are ahead as they won 16 of them, while the Boston Celtics won 14 games.
The last time the two teams met was back on May 29, 2022, in the final game of the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics won the game by 100-96 points.
Celtics vs Heat Prediction and NBA Odds: Squad
Guard: JD Davison, Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Payton Pritchard, and Malcolm Brogdon.
Forward: Danilo Gallinari, Blake Griffin, Jake Layman, Justin Jackson, Noah Vonleh, Mfiondu Kabengele, Sam Hauser, a
Guard: Marcus Garrett, Kyle Guy, Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry, Mychal Mulder, Victor Oladipo, Duncan Robinson, Javonte Smart and Nik Stauskas.
Forward: Jimmy Butler, Haywood Highsmith, Caleb Martin, Markieff Morris, K Z Opkala, Chris Silva, Max Strus and P J Tucker.
Center: Bam Adebayo, Dewayne Dedmon, Udonis Haslem and Omer Yurtseven.
Center: Robert Williams, Luke Cornet and Al Horford.
Heat vs Celtics Prediction: Overall Stats
- Points Per Game: 110.0
- Rebounds Per Game: 43.7
- Assists Per Game: 25.5
- Steals Per Game: 7.4
- Points Per Game: 111.8
- Rebounds Per Game: 35.5
- Assists Per Game: 24.8
- Steals Per Game: 7.2
Heat vs Celtics Prediction: Predicted Winner
The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics game will be played at FTX Center, home to Miami Heat. Going in the game, Miami Heat will have an upper hand but the recent form gives, the Boston Celtics an advantage over the Heat. Added to it, in the overall head-to-head clashes between the two teams, Boston Celtics have had an advantage over the Miami Heat.
Therefore, considering the latest performance of both teams and adding the head-to-head stats and the odds predictions by different platforms, we predict a win for the visitors, Boston Celtics.
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