NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 Predictions, Celtics vs Heat Odds, Betting Trends

Written by on September 18, 2020

Saturday’s matchup (September 19, 2020) between Jayson Tatum’s Boston Celtics (48-24, 8-5) and Jimmy Butler’s Miami Heat (44-29, 10-1) features the Celtics as 3-point favorites. The over/under is 206.5 points for the game. The battle between these two squads at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is the NBA’s only action on the day. Tip-off for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

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Betting Information

Celtics vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -3 -110 -110 206.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Celtics vs Heat
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Celtics (-3) Over (206.5) Celtics 112 Heat 108

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Head to Head

After five head-to-head meetings this season, Miami has a 3-2 record against Boston. The Heat also have a 3-2 record against the spread when taking on the Celtics.

Celtics vs Heat in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
9/17/2020 Celtics -2.5 208 -143 120 106-101 MIA
9/15/2020 Celtics -1.5 209 -123 103 117-114 MIA
8/4/2020 Celtics -4.5 218.5 -199 164 112-106 MIA
1/28/2020 Heat -1.5 219 -123 103 109-101 BOS
12/4/2019 Celtics -5.5 209 -221 180 112-93 BOS

Celtics Betting Information

  • Boston has been good against the spread this season, posting a 48-32-5 record.
  • The Celtics have posted a winning record of 27-17-4 against the spread when the spread is -3 or higher.
  • Boston has more often than not combined with its adversaries to reach the over, doing so 40 times in 85 contests (47.1%).
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Heat Betting Information

  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 46 of 84 (54.8%).
  • Miami has a winning record against the spread, going 45-35-3 ATS (covering 54.2% of the time).
  • When they are 3-point underdogs, the Heat have a record ATS of 11-11-1.
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Over/Under Analysis

Celtics vs Heat Total Facts
Games Over 206.5 % of Games Over 206.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Celtics 64 75.3% 112.7 224.7 106.5 215 219.2
Heat 65 77.4% 112 224.7 108.5 215 220.5

Celtics Leaders

  • The Celtics scoring leader is Tatum, who puts up 23.4 points per game.
  • Marcus Smart leads Boston with 4.9 assists a game and Enes Kanter paces the squad with 7.4 rebounds per contest.
  • Smart leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Daniel Theis collects 1.3 blocks a game to pace Boston.
  • The Celtics are led by Kemba Walker from long distance. He makes 3.2 shots from deep per game.

Heat Leaders

  • Butler’s strong performances this season give him the top spot on the Heat scoring and assists leaderboards with 19.9 points per game and 6.0 assists per game.
  • When it comes to rebounds, Bam Adebayo is the Miami leader with 10.2 per game.
  • Butler is at the top of Miami’s steals hierarchy with 1.8 steals per game and Adebayo leads the squad in blocks with 1.3 per game.
  • Duncan Robinson is tops from three-point range for the Heat, knocking down 3.7 threes per game.

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