Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 1/31/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBA TV
The Boston Celtics (25-24) will compete against the Miami Heat (31-17) at TD Garden on Monday.
The Heat played the Knicks and earned the victory with a final of 110-96 in their last contest. Miami wrapped up the contest with a 50.0% FG percentage (37 out of 74) and buried 16 of their 37 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Heat made 20 of their 22 shots for a rate of 90.9%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they collected 38 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 30 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 42.2% from the field on 35 of 83 shooting. New York doled out 44 dimes and had 24 steals in this contest. In addition, New York snagged 29 rebounds (15 offensive, 14 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. New York finished the game shooting 64.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 17 shots. They also converted 15 of 44 shots from 3-point range. In regard to personal fouls, the Heat walked away with 23 while the Knicks totaled 17 personal fouls.
Jimmy Butler is a guy who came through for the contest. Butler walked away from this one shooting 87.5% from the floor and recorded 5 assists. He was on the court for 29 mins and also grabbed 6 rebounds. He accumulated 22 points on 7 of 8 shooting.
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Miami enters this matchup with a mark of 31-17 for the campaign. They are averaging 108.6 points per outing (15th in basketball) while going 46.1% from the field. The Heat are hitting 37.7% on shots from beyond the arc (651 of 1,727) and 80.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 44.4 boards per game and has accumulated 1,237 assists this season, which ranks 7th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 14.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.2 fouls per game.
On defense, the Heat are able to force 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 fouls. They give up 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 4th in the league in PPG allowed (103.9). The Heat defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.3% (1,764 of 3,982) and they surrender 41.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 9th in the league in allowing assists with 1,120 conceded this year.
The last time they took the court, the Celtics got the win with a final of 128-75 against the Kings. The Celtics recorded 50 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 67 for this game. They coughed it up 11 times, while earning 6 steals in this matchup. The Kings committed 10 fouls in this game which got the Celtics to the charity stripe for 7 tries. They were able to make 6 of the free throws for a rate of 85.7%. In the matter of 3-point shots, Boston buried 20 out of 45 tries (44.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Celtics walked away from this one shooting 51 for 103 from the floor which had them at 49.5%. The Celtics permitted the Kings to knock down 29 of their 95 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 30.5% for the matchup. They finished 18.2% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 out of 33 and finished the game at 11 out of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). When talking about rebounds, Boston allowed Sacramento to collect 30 overall (15 offensive).
Jayson Tatum ended up being a factor for the Celtics for this contest. He knocked down 14 of 23 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 60.9%, and had 4 rebounds. Tatum earned 36 points in his 31 mins of playing time and had 6 assists in the game.
Boston has a win-loss mark of 25-24 on the campaign. The Celtics commit 18.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 81.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.0 times per game (19th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest. Boston has scored 5,294 points this season (108.0 per contest) and they pull in 46.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Celtics are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which is ranked 22nd in the NBA.
The Boston defense gives up 34.3% on 3-point shots (591 of 1,724) and their opponents are making 78.0% of their free throw attempts. They concede 21.8 dimes and 44.8 rebounds per contest, which is 1st and 17th in the league. The Celtics defensively are ranked 7th in basketball in points allowed per game with 104.9. They are able to force 13.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (2nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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