Boston Celtics vs Miami Heats

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heats 5/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heats 5/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


East Finals – Game 4, MIA leads series 3-0


On Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics will strive to maintain their chances of winning the NBA Title as they face off against the Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals.


Despite being the second-seeded team, the Celtics have won four out of their first seven away games during this postseason and currently rank second in offensive efficiency.


However, in their previous game, a 128-102 defeat on the road, Boston struggled offensively and defensively. They missed 31 out of 42 three-point attempts and experienced defensive breakdowns.


Jayson Tatum, a standout forward and All-Star player, led the Celtics in scoring with 14 points, but his shooting efficiency suffered as he made only 6 of his 18 attempts.


Tatum contributed significantly by grabbing ten rebounds and playing for 33 minutes. He also provided two assists.


Another All-Star player, Jaylen Brown, struggled from beyond the arc, missing all seven of his three-point attempts and finishing the game with 12 points.


In Game 3, the Celtics suffered a 128-102 loss. They committed 24 fouls compared to the Heat’s 16 fouls.


The Celtics made 19 of their 35 three-point attempts, while Miami converted 17 of their 21 free throw attempts, achieving an 81.0% success rate.


Miami outrebounded Boston with 35 rebounds (1 offensive, 34 defensive) and recorded three blocked shots. They also distributed 25 assists and accumulated seven steals.


Defensively, Boston allowed Miami to shoot 56.8% from the field, with the Heat making 46 out of 81 shots. The Celtics contributed to the game with 25 assists, nine forced turnovers, and three steals.


Regarding rebounding, Boston collected a total of 57 rebounds, with 21 of them being offensive rebounds.


They converted 13 of their 17 attempts at the free-throw line, resulting in a 76.5% success rate. Overall, the Celtics had a field goal percentage of 39.8% (39 out of 98) and made 11 of their 42 three-point attempts.


  • Boston is 0-5 ATS in their last five meetings with the Heat.
  • The Boston Celtics are 0-5 SU in their last five games against Miami.
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Boston’s last seven games on the road. 

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Boston Celtics vs Miami Heats Predictions 5/23/2023


The Miami Heat are currently dominating the series with a 3-0 lead and are on an impressive six-game winning streak at home.


In Game Three, Miami showcased their sharpshooting skills, connecting on 19 of 35 three-point attempts and shooting an outstanding 57 percent overall.


They took control early, building a commanding 61-46 halftime lead and extending their advantage to 33 points in the second half.


Gabe Vincent led the way for the Heat with a stellar performance, scoring 29 points on an efficient 11-for-14 shooting.


Duncan Robinson was a force off the bench, knocking down 5 of 7 three-pointers and contributing 22 points in just 23 minutes of play. Jimmy Butler also made his presence felt with 16 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.


In terms of rebounding, Miami allowed the Boston Celtics to grab 57 rebounds, 21 of which were offensive rebounds. The Heat struggled from beyond the arc, shooting 26.2 percent by making 11 of their 42 attempts.


They had a solid performance at the free throw line, converting 13 of 17 shots for a 76.5 percent success rate.


Defensively, Miami allowed the Celtics to convert 39 of their 98 field goal attempts, resulting in a shooting percentage of 39.8 percent.


Meanwhile, the Heat finished the game shooting 46 of 81 from the field, equating to a 56.8 percent shooting percentage.


They excelled in three-point shooting, making 19 of their 35 attempts for an impressive 54.3 percent. At the free throw line, Miami made 17 attempts, achieving an 81.0 percent success rate.


The Celtics committed 24 fouls throughout the game, leading to the Heat’s 21 free throw attempts. Miami also capitalized on turnovers, forcing the Celtics to relinquish possession nine times and securing seven steals.


They collected 34 defensive rebounds and one offensive rebound, totaling 35 rebounds for the game.


  • The total went OVER in 5 of Miami’s last six matches against the Celtics.
  • The Miami Heat is 7-0 SU in their last seven games at home.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last five games at home against Boston.

Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat. The NBA Pick for this contest is the Boston Celtics.


Miami’s power forward, Kevin Love, experienced a strained left leg in the previous victory and is currently listed as probable for the upcoming game.


Despite being underdogs in the series’ first three games, the Miami Heat have now been designated slight favorites.


However, the Boston Celtics possess significant talent and are unlikely to be swept, as they are expected to improve their shooting performance.


Based on these factors, the final score prediction favors the Boston Celtics to win with a projected score of 114-105.


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Boston Celtics vs Miami Heats 5/23/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:30 PM ET


Location: FTX Arena in Miami,FL


Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023




NBA Odds/Point Spread: Boston Celtics +1.5


NBA Totals: 216


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