Boston Celtics at Miami Heat NBA Picks & Predictions 1/10/2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
American Airlines Arena
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The Boston Celtics head to American Airlines Arena to take on the Miami Heat on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The opening line for this game has Boston as 1 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 24-15. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.6 as they average 111.9 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Heat have an overall mark of 19-20. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 106.3 points per contest and give up 105.7, which is a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 21-18-0 against the spread this season
The Boston Celtics are 24-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 20-17-1 against the spread this season
The Miami Heat are 21-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/19/18 C Aron Baynes Hand is out indefinitely
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
Jaylen Brown averages 12.0 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%. Jayson Tatum comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Hassan Whiteside averages 12.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 45%. Josh Richardson scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 105.3 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 22.2 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Boston averages 111.9 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 45.2 boards per contest and 26.2 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Heat give up 105.7 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.2 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 44.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Heat are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest. Miami is 26th in the NBA with 106.3 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.2 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.3. The Heat are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.2.
The Celtics are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 4th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Boston is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Miami is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The Heat are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami +1 and under 209.5 total points
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