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2021-01-07
Boston Celtics
Miami Heat
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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Prediction & Preview


 

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The Boston Celtics will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. The Celtics are coming off a 126-114 win over Toronto as six-point underdogs. The Heat are coming off a 118-90 win over Oklahoma City as nine-point favorites.

The two teams have split the last 10 meetings between them.

 

Celtics Going For Fifth Win In Six Games

The Celtics have been on a tear over the past week and have won four of their last five games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Celtics, which will give them their third win in a row and fifth win in their last six games.

 

Boston has played well offensively, averaging 113.4 points per game. The team finished with 126 points in their last game, making 48.8 percent of their field goals and 51.7 percent of their three-pointers.

Jayson Tatum stepped up for the shorthanded Celtics, leading the way with 40 points and six rebounds. Payton Pritchard finished with 23 points and eight assists, while Jaylen Brown added 19 points, five rebounds, and three assists for the Celtics.

Boston hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 112.5 points per game. They gave up 114 points in their last game and will need a better effort if they want to win this game.

 

Heat Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Heat bounced back from their loss to Dallas with a win over the Thunder in their last game. They have alternated between wins and losses since the start of the season and will try to pick up consecutive wins for the first time when they play the Celtics.

 

Miami has struggled offensively, averaging 105.8 points per game. They finished with 118 points in their last game, making 56.8 percent of their field goals and 47.1 percent of their three-pointers.

Bam Adebayo led the way for Miami with 20 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Kelly Olynyk added 19 points and eight rebounds, while Jimmy Butler added 18 points, three rebounds, and six assists for the Heat.

Miami is one of the better defensive teams in the league, giving up 107.7 points per game. They gave up 90 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.



 



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