Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Game 1 5-17-22

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Game 1 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Game 1 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Miami Heat are hosting the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden in Boston on Friday, May 17, 2022, at 20:30 ET in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

 

The Heat eliminated the Philadelphia 76ers in the semifinals with 4-2 wins, while the Celtics are coming off a thrilling 7-game series against the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks. 

 

The Heat finished the regular season with a 53-29 record and were placed first in the East. They are 46-35-1 against the spread and 49-33 in over/under.

 

In their last game they won the Philadelphia 76ers on the road in Game 6 with a 90-99 score, beating the odds. They held their opponents into just 41% shooting from the field and were led in scoring by Jimmy Butler with 32 points, adding 8 rebounds and 4 assists. 

 

He leads the team in scoring with 28.7 ppg, adding 7.6 boards and a team-high 5.4 dimes per game. Bam Adebayo adds 14.6 ppg and a team-high 7.7 rebounds per game. 

 

The Heat average 107.1 ppg offensively and have the best defense in the playoffs, allowing 97.5 ppg. They have a 46.4% field goal percentage and a 32.1% 3-point percentage. 

 

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Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Game 1 Predictions 5/17/2022

 

The Celtics finished the regular season with a 51-31 record and were placed second in the East. They are 45-36-1 against the spread and 40-40-2 in over/under.

 

In their last game they won the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 with a 109-81 score, beating the odds. They held their opponents into just 37% shooting from the field and were led in scoring by Grant Williams with 27 points with 7 triples and 6 rebounds. 

 

Jason Tatum leads the team both in scoring with 28.3 ppg and in assists made with 6.1, adding 5.6 rebounds per game. Jaylen Brown adds 22.2 ppg, 6.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. 

 

They average 108.4 ppg offensively while allowing 104.2 ppg defensively. They have a 45.8% field goal percentage and a 36.5% 3-point percentage. 

 

The Celtics led the Heat 2-1 wins in the regular season, winning the only game in Miami with a 78-95 score. Over is 7-3 in their last 10 meetings.

 

The Heat have a 35-12 home record this season, while the Celtics are 27-19 on the road. Both teams have been playing exceptional defense in the postseason so far, so pick the under the total in this matchup.  

 

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Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Game 1 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 20:30 ET 

 

Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL

 

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

 

TV: –

 

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Miami Heat -2

 

NBA Totals: +205.5

 

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