Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics 1/6/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Jayson Tatum leads the Boston Celtics (5-3) into a matchup with the Miami Heat (3-3) after putting up 40 points in a 126-114 win over the Raptors. The Celtics are 2.5-point underdogs in the game on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, which tips at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of 218.

Betting Information

Heat vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Heat -2.5 -110 -110 218 -110 -110

Place a bet on Miami Heat or the Boston Celtics for Wednesday’s game.

Head to Head

Miami and Boston have each won five of their last 10 head-to-head matchups. The Heat have a 5-4 record against the spread when taking on the Celtics.

Heat vs Celtics in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
9/27/2020 Celtics Heat -3 215.5 -149 125 Playoffs 125-113 MIA
9/25/2020 Celtics Celtics -3.5 213.5 -160 133 Playoffs 121-108 BOS
9/23/2020 Celtics Heat -3.5 211.5 -162 134 Playoffs 112-109 MIA
9/19/2020 Celtics Heat -3.5 208.5 -174 144 Playoffs 117-106 BOS
9/17/2020 Celtics Celtics -2.5 208 -143 120 Playoffs 106-101 MIA
9/15/2020 Celtics Celtics -1.5 209 -123 103 Playoffs 117-114 MIA
8/4/2020 Celtics Heat -4.5 218.5 -199 164 Regular Season 112-106 MIA
1/28/2020 Heat Heat -1.5 219 -123 103 Regular Season 109-101 BOS
12/4/2019 Celtics Celtics -5.5 209 -221 180 Regular Season 112-93 BOS
4/3/2019 Heat Regular Season 112-102 BOS
  • 9/27/2020 DNP – Heat: Kendrick Nunn
  • 9/25/2020 DNP – Heat: Kendrick Nunn
  • 9/23/2020 DNP – Heat: Kendrick Nunn
  • 9/17/2020 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 9/15/2020 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 8/4/2020 DNP – Heat: Jimmy Butler
  • 1/28/2020 DNP – Heat: Kendrick Nunn; Celtics: Jayson Tatum
  • 12/4/2019 DNP – Heat: Goran Dragic; Celtics: Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart
  • Heat Betting Information

    • Miami been consistently inconsistent against the spread this season, earning a 3-3 record.
    • The Heat have posted a winning record of 2-1 against the spread when the spread is -2.5 or higher.
    • Miami and its opponents have converted the over just 2 times in 6 (33.3%) games this season.

    Bet on the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship.

    Celtics Betting Information

    • Boston has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 3-4 ATS.
    • When they are at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Celtics have not fared well, going 1-3 against the spread.
    • In the majority of Boston’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (5 out of 8 games, 62.5%).

    Bet on the Boston Celtics to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Heat and their opponents have put up at least 218 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 54 of six opportunities (900%) this season.
    • Boston has combined with its opponents to score more than 218 points in six of eight outings (75%) this year.
    • The Heat and the Celtics combine to average 1.2 more points per game than the over/under of 218 set for this game.
    • The Heat and the Celtics have seen their opponents average a combined 2.2 more points per game than the point total of 218 set for this game.
    • The Heat’s average point total in matchups this year is 213.5, 4.5 points below the over/under in this game.
    • The average point total for the Celtics this season is 7.9 points higher than this game’s over/under.

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    Heat Leaders

    • Bam Adebayo leads the Heat in scoring (19.2 points per game) and rebounding (8.0 rebounds per game).
    • Miami’s assists leader is Goran Dragic, who racks up 5.5 per game.
    • The Heat are led by Duncan Robinson from long distance. He makes 3.0 shots from deep per game.
    • Miami’s blocks leader is Kelly Olynyk, who averages 1.0 per game. Adebayo leads the team averaging 1.3 steals a contest.

    Celtics Leaders

    • The Celtics leader in scoring is Jaylen Brown with 26.9 points per game. He also adds 4.6 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per game.
    • The Boston leaders in rebounds and assists are Tristan Thompson (8.7 rebounds per game) and Marcus Smart (6.7 assists per game).
    • Tatum makes more threes per game than any other member of the Celtics, cashing in 3.4 treys per game.
    • Boston’s Jeff Teague has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.7 per game and Robert Williams III is first in blocks with 1.6 per game.

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