Celtics vs Heat Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, December 2, 2022

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The Boston Celtics (18-4) host the Miami Heat (10-12) on December 2, 2022 at TD Garden. The Celtics are favored by seven points as they enter the matchup winners of five in a row and are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The over/under for the matchup is 227 points.

How to bet Celtics vs. Heat

Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -280 odds to pick up the win, while the Heat are listed at +227 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227 points.

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Celtics vs. Heat Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. Heat Betting Trends

In the Celtics’ 22 games this season, they have 14 wins against the spread. Boston has been victorious in 18, or 81.8%, of the 22 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Celtics have hit the over in 63.6% of their opportunities this year (14 times in 22 games with a set point total).

The Heat have seven wins against the spread in 22 games this year. Miami has won 12.5% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (1-7). Heat games this season have eclipsed the over/under 11 times in 22 opportunities (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 21 31.6 7.8 4.5 0.9 1.1 3.5
Jaylen Brown 20 26.1 6.6 3.5 1 0.3 2.2
Malcolm Brogdon 18 14.4 4.1 3.7 0.5 0.2 1.9
Marcus Smart 20 11.5 3.2 7.6 1.1 0.3 1.8
Derrick White 22 11.1 3 3.3 0.9 0.7 1.9

Heat

Heat Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jimmy Butler 13 20.9 6.6 6.1 1.8 0.2 0.8
Bam Adebayo 20 20.7 9.3 3.3 1.1 0.8 0.1
Tyler Herro 14 18.4 6.5 4.1 0.6 0.6 2.4
Max Strus 20 15.7 3.6 1.8 0.8 0.3 3.2
Kyle Lowry 22 14.6 4.8 6.1 1.1 0.6 2.4
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Celtics vs. Heat Injury Report

Heat: Nikola Jovic: Questionable (Foot), Max Strus: Probable (Shoulder), Tyler Herro: Probable (Ankle), Gabe Vincent: Probable (Knee), Haywood Highsmith: Probable (Ankle), Duncan Robinson: Probable (Ankle), Dewayne Dedmon: Questionable (Foot), Jimmy Butler: Questionable (Knee), Omer Yurtseven: Out (Ankle), Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston sports a top-five offense this year, ranking best in the league with 121.9 points per game. Defensively, it ranks 15th with 113.3 points allowed per contest. The Celtics are averaging 126.7 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 116.1 points per contest. The Celtics have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 124.4 points per game in their last 10 contests, 2.5 points more than the 121.9 they’ve scored this year.

Boston is dominating in terms of three-point shooting, as it ranks best in the league in treys (17 per game) and best in shooting percentage from downtown (40.8%). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Celtics have taken 51.9% two-pointers (accounting for 60.7% of the team’s buckets) and 48.1% from beyond the arc (39.3%).

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What you need to know about the Miami Heat

In 2022-23, Miami is fourth-worst in the league on offense (109 points scored per game) and eighth on defense (110 points conceded). The Heat are scoring more points at home (111 per game) than on the road (106.6). While the Heat are putting up 109 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their last 10 games, tallying 109.3 a contest.

Miami is 13th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12 per game) and 21st in 3-point percentage (33.8%). The Heat attempt 58.9% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 41.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.2% of the Heat’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 30.8% are 3-pointers.

Celtics vs. Heat Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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