Boston Celtics at Miami Heat Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/20/2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM
American Airlines Arena in Miami
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The Boston Celtics will try to improve upon their 3-6 road record on Sunday night when they take on the Miami Heat. Last season, the Celtics found a way to win two out of their three games against the Heat.
On Friday, the Celtics won their third game in a row when they blew out the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-98 at home. They shot the ball extremely well in that win, finishing with a 56.5 field goal percentage.
The Celtics are currently near the top of the Eastern Conference in both scoring and assists per game. Small forward Jeff Green is currently the team's leading scorer by averaging 19.5 points per game through 24 games.
The Heat played well early on in their game against the Washington Wizards on Friday, but they couldn't hit their shots late in the game and were edged 105-103 at home. They did make 53.3 percent of their shots, but they also had 15 team turnovers.
The Heat have scored less than 95 points per game this year and they are near the bottom of the league in rebounding. Despite their struggles, veteran guard Dwyane Wade has had a good start to the season by averaging 22.8 points and 5.5 assists per game while making 51.7 percent of his shots. Small forward Luol Deng has scored 14.2 points per game while grabbing 4.9 rebounds per game.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
Boston Celtics are 13-11-0 Against the Spread
Boston Celtics are 14-10-0 against the Over/Under
Miami Heat Betting Trends
Miami Heat are 13-14-0 Against the Spread
Miami Heat are 12-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/19/14 F Brandan Wright Acquired probable Sunday vs. Miami
12/19/14 F Jae Crowder Acquired probable Sunday vs. Miami
12/19/14 G Jameer Nelson Acquired probable Sunday vs. Miami
12/18/14 G James Young Shoulder out indefinitely
12/15/14 G Marcus Thornton Calf out indefinitely
12/20/14 C Chris Bosh Calf expected to miss Sunday vs. Boston
12/15/14 F Josh McRoberts Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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