Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 1/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+1.5)
The Miami Heat (3-4) travel to TD Garden on Sunday where they'll take on the Boston Celtics (7-3). Miami opens this matchup as 1.5-point dogs. The total opens at 228.
The Miami Heat played the Celtics and took a loss by a score of 107-105 in their last game. Miami wrapped up the contest with a 43.2% FG percentage (35 of 81) and converted 13 out of their 36 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Heat buried 22 of 26 tries for a rate of 84.6%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they earned 42 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 26 assists for the game while earning 2 steals and 7 rejections. In relation to defending, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 42.4% from the floor on 42 of 99 shooting. Boston doled out 22 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Celtics had 53 boards (16 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Boston finished 91.7% from the charity stripe by converting 11 of their 12 tries. They converted 12 of their 35 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jimmy Butler is one player who had an impact in this game. He left the arena with 26 points on 9 out of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33:08 mins and also snagged 8 boards. Butler shot 47.4% from the field and earned 3 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in this contest for the Heat was Duncan Robinson. He collected 6 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He finished shooting 45.5% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 5-of-11 (16 points). Overall, Robinson saw the court for 31:09 min.
Miami enters this game with a mark of 3-4 so far this season. They average 105.7 pts per contest (27th in the league) while hitting 47.8% from the field. The Heat are hitting 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc (85 of 236) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is grabbing 41.4 boards per game and has accounted for 182 assists for the year, which ranks 26th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 17.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Heat are forcing 15.6 turnovers every game and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. They surrender 37.1% on shots from downtown while they are 7th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.6). The Heat defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.3% (267 of 616) and they relinquish 44.9 boards per contest as a unit. They are 2nd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 159 conceded for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Boston Celtics walked away with a victory by a final of 116-107 against the Washington Wizards. The Celtics recorded 38 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 50 in this contest. They also stuffed 4 tries while getting 11 steals in this contest. The Wizards committed 24 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to bury 22 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 73.3%. When talking about shots from 3-point land, Boston buried 12 out of their 32 attempts (37.5%). Overall, the Celtics ended up shooting 41 for 86 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.7%. The Celtics allowed the Wizards to convert 41 out of 88 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.6% in the matchup. They went 37.9% from beyond the arc via 11 of 29 and finished the game at 14 of 16 from the charity stripe (87.5%). In regard to rebounding, Boston permitted Washington to snag 38 overall (7 offensive).
Jayson Tatum ended up being important for the Celtics in this matchup. He buried 14 out of 27 in this matchup for a rate of 51.9%, which had him finishing with 32 points. Tatum grabbed 5 boards in his 35:06 mins of playing time and had 2 assists in this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Boston was Jaylen Brown. He was able to score 27 points in 37:40 minutes played via 9 of 19 shooting in the game. Brown wrapped this one up going 47.4% from the field while earning 5 assists and 13 rebounds.
Boston has a record of 7-3 for the year. As an offense, the Celtics are shooting 48.0% from the floor, which ranks them 7th in the league. Boston has earned 1,130 points for the season (113.0 per game) and they pull in 45.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 23.2 times per game (24th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.7 times per contest. The Celtics are committing 21.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 75.0% from the free throw line. The Celtics on the defensive side of the court are 17th in the league in points allowed per game with 111.2. The Boston defense concedes 36.9% on 3-pointers (121 of 328) and opponents are converting on 79.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 23.1 assists and 41.1 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 10th and 3rd in basketball. They are forcing 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (21st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+1.5)
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