Boston Celtics at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Parlay 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
American Airlines Arena
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The Boston Celtics head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 16-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 94.8 per contest. The Heat have an overall record of 7-9. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 15-2-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 5-9-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 7-8-1 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
11/21/17 G Josh Richardson Eye is "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
10/14/17 G Rodney McGruder Tibia is out indefinitely
Al Horford averages 14.2 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 8.8 rebounds per contest for Boston. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 22.5 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Goran Dragic averages 18.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Dion Waiters has scored 15.1 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season for the Heat. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 94.8 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 20.6 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Boston averages 102.9 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.06 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 47.8 boards per contest and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 103.1 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 18.5 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 44.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year. Miami is 25th in the NBA with 100.3 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.88. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 20.3. The Heat are 4th in turnovers per contest with 16.6.
The Celtics are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 97.6, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 30th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Boston is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Miami is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league. The Heat are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.8, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston -3.5 and over 197 total points
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