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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Miami Heat will ride the momentum of Game 1 against the Boston Celtics when they battle for Game 2 in the final round of the Eastern Conference at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida on September 17, 2020, at 7:00 PM, ET. Miami edged Boston in a close quarter battle to a score of 117-114 at the HP Field House, Tuesday. It was Center Bam Adebayo’sblock that took center stage to deny Celtics Jayson Tatum a clean dunk in the closing seconds of the OT. Miami is 1-0 if the Final Round of the Eastern Conference.

The Heat did not play as underdogs with 112.0 ppg at 46.8 % from the field while capping opponents at 104.7 ppg. Miami sizzled with 44.4 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 4.5 blocks,and 7.5 steals per game. SF Jimmy Butler is the team’s leader in scoring with 19.9 ppg, 45.5% FG shooting, and 83.4% from the free throw line. Miami is 5-13 SU in its last 18 matches with Boston and 7-3 ATS in its last 10 meetings with the Celtics.

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Predictions 9/17/2020

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics had the opportunity to cap Game 1 but were not able to wrap it up in the homestretch of the OT. Boston played well with SF Jayson Tatum delivering 30 points and 14 boards followed by PG Marcus Smart with 26 points. SG Jaylen Brown made 17 points and 5 rebounds, PG Kemba Walker had 19 while PG Brad Wannamaker pitched in 11 points, 6 dimes, and 5 steals in the loss to Miami. Boston is 0-1 in their best of 7 series.

The Celtics are ready for Game 2 in the Eastern Conference Finals with 113.7 ppg at 46.1% from the field while limiting opponents at 101.4 ppg. Boston earned 46.1 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 5.6 blocks, and 8.3 steals per match. Tatum is the leading point maker of the team with 23.4 ppg, 45.0% FG shooting, and 81.2% from the charity stripe. Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 home matches and 1-6 ATS in its last 7 home meetings with Miami.

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics. The NBA Pick for this game is the Miami Heat +2.5. Miami delivered a sterling performance down the stretch in a concerted effort as a team hungry for a win. Boston’s performance was in championship form too but the defense of the Heat made the difference suffocating clutch shots from the Celtics. Miami will continue its winning thrust with fortified defense and will cover the spread to a predicted score of 108-104.

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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Date: September 17, 2020


NBA ODDS:  Miami Heat +2.5

NBA Totals: 210.5

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