Heat vs Celtics Game 3 Prediction and NBA Odds
|Heat vs Celtics Game 3 Prediction and NBA Odds: Boston Celtics is predicted to win Game 3 of the Conference finals against the Miami Heat.|
The Boston Celtics have undoubtedly been the comeback kings in the NBA postseason this year. After a disappointing loss in the first game of the Finals, the Celtics turned the tables in Game 2 to level the series. Now they will look to take a crucial lead in Game 3 tonight.
It will be the first fixture of the series in front of the home fans for the Celtics. Udoka’s men were trailing by 10 points in the opening minutes of Game 2. But they were quick to get back their rhythm and made sure they end the game with a good win. Jayson Tatum was the top performer once again as he scored 27 points with 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown scored 24 points each.
The Miami Heat needs to make a fresh strategy to avoid giving away a lead to the Celtics at the TD Garden arena tonight. Miami was on fire in the opening few minutes. P.J Tucker scored 5 points in the first 51 seconds. It was the first game of his long career when he added 5 points to his name in the first 5 minutes.
But unfortunately, those were the only points for Tucker in Game 2. He had to leave the game in the third quarter after suffering from a left knee contusion. Jimmy Butler was the top scorer for the Miami Heat with 29 points. He also added 6 rebounds and 3 assists to his name but nothing seemed enough to match the energy of the Celtics. Miami needs to be careful not to let pressure define their performance in the next two games at Boston.
|Boston Celtics||Miami Heat||Predicted Winner|
|TheLines||Money Line -250||Money Line +220||Celtics|
Heat vs Celtics Game 3 Prediction and NBA Odds: Recent Form
The Boston Celtics have proved that they can hold their nerves in the big games. They have managed to level the series for the fourth time in the current playoffs. After thrashing the Brooklyn Nets by 4-0, the Celtics got a thrilling 4-3 victory over the defending champions, Milwaukee Bucks in the second round to qualify for the East Finals.
The Miami Heat have been very good in the playoff rounds so far. They started their postseason by giving a 4-1 defeat to the Atlanta Hawks in Round 1 of the playoffs. The Heat qualified for the Finals after winning against the Philadephia 76ers with a series score of 4-2 in Round 2.
Celtics vs Heat Game 3 Prediction: Head to Head in Playoffs
Both these teams have met 25 times as of now in the NBA playoffs. Miami won 14 of them, while the Celtics were on the winning side in 11 games. The most recent playoff round before the current series took place in the Eastern Conference Finals 2020.
The Miami Heat won that series by 4-2. The Boston Celtics have managed to level the ongoing series with an emphatic 127-102 win against the Miami Heat in Game 2 last Thursday.
Celtics vs Heat Prediction and NBA Odds: Predicted Lineup
Boston Celtics: Guard – Jaylen Brown | Guard – Marcus Smart | Forward – Jayson Tatum | Forward – Al Horford | Center – Robert Williams III
Miami Heat: Guard – Gabe Vincent | Guard – Max Strus | Forward– Jimmy Butler | Forward – Caleb Martin | Center – Bam Adebayo
Heat vs Celtics Game 3 Prediction and NBA Odds: Players to Watch Out
|Position||Points Per Game||Assists Per Game||Steals Per Game|
|Jayson Tatum||Small Forward||28.2||6.0||1.5|
|Marcus Smart||Point Guard||15.8||6.7||1.3|
|Position||Points Per Game||Steals Per Game||Turnovers Per Game|
|Jaylen Brown||Shooting Guard||22.5||1.4||2.6|
|Position||Points Per Game||Rebounds Per Game||Steals Per Game|
|Jimmy Butler||Small Forward||29.8||7.6||2.2|
|Position||Points Per Game||Rebounds Per Game||Assists Per Game|
|Tyler Herro||Point Guard||13.9||4.3||2.9|
Heat vs Celtics Prediction and NBA Odds: Predicted Winner
The Boston Celtics will definitely look to put the opposition on the back foot from the start of the next home game tonight. They didn’t let Jimmy Butler dominate them in the last game.
On the other hand, the Miami Heat needs to get many things after a big loss by 25 points in Game 2. They need to make sure they don’t lose the momentum if they get an early lead. As per the prediction and betting platforms, the Boston Celtics will star as favorites today.