Miami Heat at Boston Celtics NBA Tips 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
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The Miami Heat travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 7.5 point favorites.
The Heat have a record of 22-22. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.3 as they average 106.1 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 28-18. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.1 points per contest and give up 105.9, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 22-20-1 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 23-19-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 23-22-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 28-17-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
12/19/18 PG Goran Dragic Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
01/19/19 SF Gordon Hayward Personal is questionable Monday vs Miami
Josh Richardson comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Hassan Whiteside averages 12.5 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 12.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 42%.
Jayson Tatum averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 6.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 106.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.3 per game. The Heat allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 14th in the league with 112.1 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Celtics are 26th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Celtics surrender 105.9 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics were 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game last season.
The Heat are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 7th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Miami is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Boston is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Celtics are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 5th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +7.5
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