Arena and City where Heat vs. Celtics will be playing
The Heat and Celtics will face off on January 24th, 2023, in an NBA game in Miami, FL at FTX Arena, and be sure to check out the picks and predictions to win with your bets.
Introduction to the Heat vs. Celtics betting tip and prediction
This Eastern Conference clash will be played on January 24th, 2023, at 18:30. The Heat enters as -3 point favorites in the contest. In the previous game between these two teams, the Heat was 2.5 point underdogs but lost the game to Celtics, 106-98. The over/under for the upcoming game is 217.5 points. In the previous meeting, the over/under was 210.5 points, and the under was victorious.
We all know how important the 3-point shot is to the game of basketball in the 2022-2023 season, so let us take a look at home these teams fare from long distances. The Heat is making 33.5 percent of their 3-pointers this season. The Celtics are converting on 37.2 percent of their 3-pointers. Heat is attempting 41 percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line. Celtics are taking 47 percent of their field goal attempts from a 3-point distance.
How is the Heat playing this season?
The Heat comes into this game with a 26-22 record, and they are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Heat is 6-4 in their last 10 games.
Did the Heat win their most recent game?
Yes, Heat defeated the Pelicans, 100-96. Tyler Herro scored 26 points in the victory.
Best scorer for the Heat
The leading scorer for the Heat this season is Jimmy Butler, who is averaging 21.6 points per game. In the last game, he scored 35.5 points in DraftKings and 39.8 fantasy points in FanDuel.
Other Team Leaders for the Heat
Coming into the January 24th, 2023 contest, Bam Adebayo leads the Heat with 10.1 rebounds per game. In the last match, he made 35.25 points in DraftKings and 35.8 fantasy points in FanDuel. Kyle Lowry has a team-high 5.4 assists per game. He scored 28.75 DraftKings points and 29.2 FanDuel fantasy game points in the last game. The steals leader for the Heat is Jimmy Butler (2.1 steals per game). He has 35.5 DraftKings fantasy points and 39.8 FanDuel fantasy points for the last game. In terms of swatting shots, Bam Adebayo is leading the way for the Heat with 0.8 blocks per game. His DFS production in the last game is as follows: 35.25 DraftKings fantasy points and 35.8 FanDuel fantasy points per game.
Heat Team Analysis
The Heat’s point differential this season is 0.2 points per game, which ranks 16th in the NBA. They are averaging 108.6 points per game while allowing 108.4 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Heat is making 11.9 shots per game, which ranks 15th in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Heat is making 18.2 per game, which ranks 18th in the NBA.
Projected Heat Starting Lineup and Injuries
The Heat plan on having these starting five for the game: Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin, Tyler Herro and Kyle Lowry. In their last meeting against the Celtics, the Heat’s starting lineup consisted of Bam Adebayo, P.J. Tucker, Jimmy Butler, Max Strus and Kyle Lowry. For the upcoming matchup, the Heat has the following injuries: Nikola Jović is out (back), Duncan Robinson is out (hamstring) and Ömer Yurtseven isout (ankle).
How are the Celtics playing this season?
The Celtics head this game with a 35-13 record, and they are currently 1st in the Eastern Conference standings. The Celtics are 9-1 in their last 10 games.
Did the Celtics win their most recent game?
No, Celtics came up short against the Magic, 113-98. Jaylen Brown scored 26 points in the loss.
Best scorer for the Celtics
The leading scorer for the Celtics this season is Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 31 points per game. Jayson Tatum also leads the team in minutes played per game with 37.07.
Other Team Leaders for the Celtics
Jayson Tatum is leading the way with 8.4 rebounds per game. Marcus Smart is dishing out a team-high 7.2 assists per game. In terms of steals, the Celtics’ leader is Marcus Smart with 1.3 steals per game. The blocks’ leader for the Celtics is Robert Williams III, who is sending back 1.2 shots per game.
Celtics Team Analysis
The Celtics’ point differential this season is 5.9 points per game, which ranks 1st in the NBA. They are averaging 118.1 points per game while allowing 112.2 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Celtics are making 15.6 shots per game, which ranks 2nd in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Celtics are making 18.5 per game, which ranks 16th in the NBA.
Projected Celtics’ Starting Lineup and Injuries
The Celtics are starting these five players for the game: Robert Williams III, Grant Williams, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Derrick White. In their last meeting against the Heat, the Celtics’ starting five were Al Horford, Grant Williams, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart. For the upcoming matchup, Celtics has the following injuries: Malcolm Brogdon is questionable (personal), Danilo Gallinari is out (knee), Marcus Smart is questionable (ankle) and Robert Williams III is questionable (knee).
Bet suggestions for this game
Spread betting suggestion
With the Heat coming into this game as -3 point favorites the suggestion is to bet at the Celtics.
Money Line betting suggestion
Heat is a -3 money line favorite for the game against the Celtics, and the suggestion is to pick the Celtics.
Over/Under betting suggestion
The over/under for the Heat and Celtics is 217.5 points, so the suggestion is to take the over.
Will there be Overtime?
The Heat and Celtics have combined for an impressive 8 overtime games this season, and therefore, there is value in betting if there will be overtime for this contest.
Heat vs Celtics betting tip: FAQs
The game will be played on January 24th, 2023.
The contest will take place at FTX Arena in Miami, FL.
The Heat have a 26-22 record thus far this season, they are the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Celtics are 35-13, they own the 1st spot in the Eastern Conference.
The last time that the Heat and Celtics played, the Celtics won, 106-98.
Heat is favorite by -3 points for the January 24th, 2023 game. In the previous meeting, the Heat was a 2.5 point underdog. They lost the game against Celtics, 106-98.
The over/under is 217.5 points for the January 24th, 2023 game. The last time the Heat and Celtics faced each other, the over/under was 210.5. Bettors who took the under won. The teams combined for 204 points.
The matchup on January 24th, 2023, is the game between the Heat and Celtics this season. This is the final regular-season matchup between the Heat and Celtics, so the next time they will face each other will most likely be in the next season.