Heat vs. Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/17/2022

by | May 16, 2022

Miami is just a 1.5-point favorite against Boston when the Heat (53-29) and the Celtics (51-31) take the court on May 17, 2022 in a game oddsmakers expect to be a hard-fought matchup. A point total of 204 is set for the game. Find more below on the Heat vs. Celtics betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Heat vs. Celtics Spread and Betting Line

Heat vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Heat -1.5 204 -110 -110 -124 105

Heat vs. Celtics Game Info

  • Game Day: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Arena: FTX Arena

Computer Predictions for Heat vs. Celtics

Computer picks for Heat vs Celtics
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Celtics (+1.5) Over (204) Heat 108 Celtics 107

Heat vs. Celtics Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Miami was 32-38-0 last season.
  • The Heat had an ATS record of 21-23 as 1.5-point favorites or more last season.
  • Out of 71 Miami games last year, 36 went over the total.
  • Miami Heat Leaders

  • Bam Adebayo paced his team in rebounds per contest (8.8) last season, and also put up 18.5 points and 5.3 assists. Defensively, he put up 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocked shots.
  • Kyle Lowry put up 17.2 points, 7.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game last season.
  • Duncan Robinson put up 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest last season. At the other end, he delivered 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
  • Tyler Herro averaged 14.9 points, 3.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds per contest last year.
  • Miami Heat Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 46.7 13
    Opp. Field Goal % 44.7 4
    Rebounds Per Game 43.7 22
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 41.7 2
    Turnovers Per Game 13.8 25
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 14.1 5

    Celtics vs. Heat Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Boston is 53-39-3 this year.
  • The Celtics have an ATS record of 15-7-1 as 1.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Boston has seen 45 of its 82 games hit the over.
  • Boston Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum is at the top of the Celtics scoring leaderboard with 26.9 points per game. He also grabs 8.0 rebounds and averages 4.4 assists per game.
  • Boston’s leader in rebounds is Robert Williams III with 9.6 per game, and its leader in assists is Marcus Smart with 5.9 per game.
  • Boston’s leader in steals is Smart (1.7 per game), and its leader in blocks is Williams (2.2 per game).
  • Boston Celtics Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 46.6 15
    Opp. Field Goal % 43.4 1
    Rebounds Per Game 46.1 4
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 43.7 12
    Turnovers Per Game 13.0 13
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 13.0 13

    Heat and Celtics Injury Report

    Heat: Kyle Lowry: Day To Day (Hamstring)
      Celtics: Sam Hauser: Out (Shoulder)

    Betting Tips for Heat vs. Celtics

    Our best bet against the spread is Celtics (+1.5) after analyzing all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will finish over the total of 204 points, with a final score of Heat 108, Celtics 107.

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