NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Predictions, Celtics vs Heat Odds, Betting Trends

Written by on September 14, 2020

On Tuesday (September 15, 2020), the Boston Celtics (48-24, 8-3) are currently slight 1.5-point favorites against the Miami Heat (44-29, 8-1). The game has a point total of 210.5. Tip-off for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two squads is one of two contests on the docket in the NBA for the day.

Bet here on the Celtics or the Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Betting Information

Celtics vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -1.5 -110 -110 210.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Celtics vs Heat
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Celtics (-1.5) Over (210.5) Celtics 112 Heat 108

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Head to Head

After three head-to-head meetings this season, Boston has a 2-1 record against Miami. The Celtics also have a 2-1 record against the spread when taking on the Heat.

Celtics vs Heat in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
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 more often than not combined with its adversaries to hit the total, doing so 39 times in 83 contests (47%).
  • Boston has been good against the spread this season, posting a 48-30-5 record.
  • The Celtics have posted a winning record of 30-21-4 against the spread when the spread is -1.5 or higher.
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Heat Betting Information

  • Miami has a winning record against the spread, going 43-35-3 ATS (covering 53.1% of the time).
  • The Heat have not fared well as a 1.5-point underdog, going 12-14-1 against the spread when they are at least 1.5-point underdogs.
  • Miami and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 45 of 82 (54.9%).
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Over/Under Analysis

Celtics vs Heat Total Facts
Games Over 210.5 % of Games Over 210.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Celtics 54 65.1% 112.9 224.9 106.4 214.9 219.2
Heat 57 69.5% 112 224.9 108.5 214.9 220.5

Celtics Leaders

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

Heat Leaders

  • Jimmy Butler’s excellent showing 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, hitting 3.7 threes per game.

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