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Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Preview & Picks – Heat To Cover As NBA Underdog

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27 Oct 2023
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Leigh Copson 27 Oct 2023
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  • Miami Heat at Boston Celtics picks for Friday, October 27
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:30 ET at TD Garden
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Preview & Picks
  • Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Miami Heat Form
  • Boston Celtics Form

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Preview & Picks

Miami are backed to cover as a betting underdog on the road.

Boston are the better team on paper, but the Heat have had a great deal of success against them in recent seasons, including a playoff series win earlier this year.

  • Miami Heat are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings with Boston
  • Miami Heat are 7-2-0 ATS in the last 9 games against Boston
  • The Under has hit in each of Boston's last 5 games
  • The Under has cashed in 9 of Miami's last 10 games

Head To Head

  • Boston Celtics lead the all-time series 97-73
  • Miami Heat won 103-84 when the two teams last met on May 29

Miami Heat Form

Miami head out on the road for the first time this season with a 1-0 record after winning their opening game at home.

However the Heat, beaten in last season’s NBA Finals, made hard work of that victory over Miami on Wednesday night.

They were out-scored in three of the four quarters by the Pistons, but a superb second quarter performance proved to be decisive in securing a 103-102 victory.

Bam Adebaya led Miami to victory with 22 points, eight rebounds and three assists in the win.

Jimmy Butler had 19 points and 13 rebounds in a season-opening double double, while Duncan Robinson contributed 15 points off the bench.

Boston Celtics Form

Boston come into their home opener looking to follow up a season-opening win in New York.

The Knicks posed a few problems for the Celtics last season, but the visitors made straightforward work of this one.

They out-scored New York in each of the first three quarters, meaning the Knicks’ fourth quarter fightback was for nothing.

Jayson Tatum was the start of the show for Boston in the win, leading the charge with 34 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. 

Kristaps Porziņgis had 30 points and eight rebounds, while Jrue Holiday contributed nine points and four boards in his debut.

Verdict

Boston boast the stronger roster, but Miami's repeated success against the Celtics last year makes them an appealing spread selection.

Best Bet1: Miami +8.0 Spread @-111.11 at Stake.us - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Under 217.0 Total Points @-111.11 at Stake.us - 2 Units
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