Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 5/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
The Boston Celtics (35-33) play the Miami Heat (37-31) at TD Garden on Tuesday.
The Miami Heat stepped onto the hardwood against the Boston Celtics and notched a win by a score of 130-124 in their last game. Miami ended the game with a 57.3% FG percentage (47 out of 82) and converted 16 of their 35 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Heat made 20 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 90.9%. When discussing rebounding, they collected a total of 35 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 30 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and having 8 steals. Pertaining to defense, Miami allowed the other team to go 54.2% from the field on 45 of 83 shooting. Boston recorded 29 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. In addition, Boston collected 34 rebounds (6 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Boston walked away from this one shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 20 of 25 tries. They also converted 14 out of their 38 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jimmy Butler is someone who had an impact for the game. He notched 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 39:59 mins and pulled down 8 boards. Butler finished shooting 64.3% from the floor and dished out 11 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this matchup for the Heat was Duncan Robinson. He had 3 rebounds in 33:32 min played on the night. He shot 53.8% from the floor for the matchup via 7-of-13 (22 points). When the game finished, Robinson accounted for 1 assist.
Miami steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 37-31 for the season. They average 107.6 points per game (25th in the NBA) on 46.6% from the field. The Heat are hitting 35.3% on shots from downtown (868 of 2,458) and 79.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Miami is pulling in 41.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,787 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.1 times per game and as a group are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Heat are forcing 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They rank 22nd in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,751 relinquished this year. The Heat are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.6% (1,034 of 1,339) and they surrender 43.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 36.5% on shots from distance and they rank 4th in the league in opponents points per game (107.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Boston Celtics walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 130-124 when they faced the Miami Heat. The Celtics were able to corral 28 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Heat were called for 20 personal fouls in this game which got the Celtics to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to make 20 of the free throws for a rate of 80.0%. Regarding three-point shots, Boston made 14 of their 38 tries (36.8%). Overall, the Celtics finished 45 out of 83 from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.2%. The Celtics permitted the Heat to make 47 out of 82 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 57.3% for the matchup. They finished 45.7% from three-point range by shooting 16 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 22 at the free throw line (90.9%). Concerning team rebounding, Boston allowed Miami to grab 35 in all (3 on the offensive side).
Evan Fournier ended up being a major contributor for the Celtics for this game. He made 11 of 16 in the game for a rate of 68.8%, and added 3 rebounds. Fournier earned 30 points in his 35:00 minutes on the court and accumulated 8 dimes for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Boston was Jayson Tatum. He accumulated 6 assists in his 38:22 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 11 out of 16 from the floor. Tatum wrapped this one up going 68.8% from the field while also contributing 29 points and 5 boards.
Boston has a win-loss mark of 35-33 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Celtics are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which ranks them 15th in the league. Boston has accounted for 7,678 points this year (112.9 per game) and they pull down 44.4 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 23.5 times per game (23rd in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per contest. The Celtics are committing 20.4 fouls per game and they go 77.8% from the free throw line. The Celtics defensively are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.3. The Boston defense allows 37.5% on shots from distance (883 of 2,355) and opponents are making 78.6% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 24.1 assists and 42.2 boards per contest, which ranks them 9th and 6th in the NBA. They are able to force 14.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami
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