In this Eastern Conference match, the Boston Celtics will host the Miami Heat. The game will be played on 31 March at 12:00 AM UTC. The Celtics have been one of the most scintillating squads this season, and they have nabbed 47 wins and 29 losses, right now at third place in the East. On the other hand, the Miami Heat has won 48 and has lost 28 games, currently at first place in the Conference, but you can see how close these two teams are in terms of the records.Bet on Boston Celtics - Miami Heat with 1xBet
Best bets on Celtics vs Heat
Bookmakers from 22bet believe that the away team has a 2.53 chance of winning this game which is understandable considering the form the Celtics are playing at home and they are having a brilliant season. The home team is a safer bet here with the odds of 1.48. In terms of handicap, there is a swing of 5.5 points in favour of the Celtics here.
Let us dive into the Player Props and if we jump into the Player Points, the bookmakers for bet365 believe Jaylen Brown has the 1.86 odds of going Over 23.5 Points. This is not a surprise since Brown has scored 31, 26, 25, 30, and 30 in the last five games, we can rather think that if we look at the Player Points Milestones, the odds for 25 points is 2.05. That is a safe bet here considering Brown’s recent streak.
If we look at the 1xbet and take a peek at the Total 2, which is the away from home points metric. Bookmakers believe the Miami Heat has 1.90 odds of going past 104.5 and even going that far can be a hassle for the team considering that the Celtics are an elite defensive squad. Can the Heat exploit the lack of Robert Williams III on the defensive end to bolster the scoring? I believe this score can go over the mark with Bam Adebayo playing for the Heat.Bet on Boston Celtics - Miami Heat with 1xBet
Where to Watch Celtics vs Heat
This game is available on the NBA League Pass.
Boston Celtics form
The Boston Celtics have been playing the best defense in the league and they have also elevated their offensive production. They have won 22 out of their last 26 games and they are most probably going to finish at least in the top three in the East. At this point, the biggest worry for the team has that Robert Williams III has been sidelined for more than a month. The team’s defense can be affected in this case but perhaps Daniel Theis can do a decent job on the defensive end as well, however, Robert was the most menacing paint defender and his absence can cause a lot of fluctuations. But yeah, with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the team is still a strong perimeter defensive train, along with Marcus Smart and Derrick White. Scoring has not been in short supply and there are multiple shotcreators with Brown and Tatum going off for 25 or more regularly.
Miami Heat form
Miami Heat snapped the four-game losing streak while winning against the Kings but they have been struggling to go up against the elite teams. Their upcoming schedule is not that easy, with multiple squads being Playoffs bound. With Jimmy Butler, Bam Abdeayo, and Tyler Herro, the offensive end has three consistent 20+ points scorers and Tyler has especially been impressive and when he was absent some time ago, things went downhill for the team. The Heat is at the top of the East and the challenge to remain there is high as Celtics, 76ers, and Bucks not that far away.
Celtics vs Heat: possible lineups
- Celtics most likely starting five: PG: Marcus Smart, SG: Jaylen Brown, SF: Jayson Tatum, PF: Grant Williams, C: Al Horford;
- Heat most likely starting five: PG: Kyle Lowry, SG: Max Strus, SF: Jimmy Butler, PF: PJ Tucker, C: Bam Adebayo.