Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 3/30/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
The Miami Heat (48-28) are on their way to TD Garden on Wednesday where they will take on the Boston Celtics (47-29).
The Heat faced the Kings and took home the win by a score of 123-100 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Heat ended up walking away with 20 while the Kings totaled 14 personal fouls. They also made 12 of 35 shots from distance. Sacramento ended up shooting 77.8% from the free throw line by converting 14 of 18 attempts. On top of that, Sacramento had 27 rebounds (5 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 1 block. Sacramento dished out 32 assists and had 21 steals for the matchup. With regard to defense, Miami allowed 45.7% from the field on 37 out of 81 shooting. They also recorded 30 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 2 turnovers and having 7 steals. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned a total of 48 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Heat knocked down 6 of their 6 tries for a rate of 100.0%. Miami walked away from the game having earned a 54.4% FG percentage (49 of 90) and buried 19 of their 40 shots from beyond the arc.
Jimmy Butler is a guy who had an impact for this game. Butler finished the contest at 71.4% from the field and also totaled 7 dimes. He played 34 mins and snagged 5 rebounds. He accumulated 27 points on 10 out of 14 shooting.
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Miami enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 48-28 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 20.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 44.0 boards per game and has accounted for 1,936 dimes on the year, which ranks 8th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Heat are hitting 37.4% on shots from 3-point land (1,013 of 2,712) and 81.2% from the charity stripe. They average 109.3 points per contest (17th in basketball) while shooting 46.3% from the field.
On defense, the Heat are forcing 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.6 fouls. They are surrendering 34.1% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 4th in basketball in opponents points per game (105.2). The Heat are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 44.6% (2,839 of 6,368) and they concede 41.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 7th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,757 surrendered for the campaign.
In their last game, the Celtics went home defeated by a final of 115-112 against the Raptors. In the matter of rebounding, Boston allowed Toronto to pull down 35 in total (16 offensive). They shot 25.6% from distance by going 10 out of 39 and ended up going 13 of 18 from the free throw line (72.2%). The Celtics permitted the Raptors to make 46 of their 106 attempts from the field which left them shooting 43.4% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Celtics finished shooting 39 for 94 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.5%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Boston knocked down 12 out of their 40 tries (30.0%). They were able to make 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 78.6%. The Raptors committed 10 fouls in this matchup which got the Celtics to the free throw line for 28 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Celtics were able to corral 41 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards totaling 57 for the contest.
Marcus Smart pitched in for the Celtics in this matchup. He knocked down 10 out of 25 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and had 10 rebounds. Smart scored 28 points in his 40 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes for this game.
Boston has a win-loss mark of 47-29 so far this season. The Celtics commit 18.5 fouls per game and they go 81.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.3 times per game (15th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per contest. Boston has totaled 8,417 pts for the year (110.8 per contest) and they average 46.2 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Celtics are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks them 15th in the league.
The Celtics on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the league in points given up per game with 104.0. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the field (1st in the league). The Boston defense gives up 33.6% on 3-point attempts (895 of 2,661) and their opposition knocks down 78.4% of their free throw shots. They have given up 21.4 dimes and 44.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 1st and 12th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston and under the total points
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