Celtics vs. Heat - 3/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Heat (32-37) at Boston Celtics (31-39)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -4 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, CSNN
The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics square off Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
The Miami Heat need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Heat are averaging 94.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.6 points and 5.2 assists while Goran Dragic is averaging 16.7 points and 5.5 assists. Luol Deng is shooting 48.7 percent from the field and Mario Chalmers is dishing 3.9 assists. The Miami Heat are coming off a Tuesday loss to the Bucks in which they blew a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter. The Heat must win this game if they’re going to hold onto their current seven seed in the East. Hassan Whiteside is questionable with a hand injury.
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The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 100.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Avery Bradley is averaging 14 points and 1.7 assists while Brandon Bass is averaging 10.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Kelly Olynyk is grabbing five rebounds and Tyler Zeller is shooting 54.5 percent from the field. The Boston Celtics are one of many teams trying to win the last playoff spot in the East. The Celtics are allowing just 42.9 percent shooting in their last five games and have won 11 straight games when allowing less than 100 points. Isaiah Thomas is questionable with a back injury.
The Heat are 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Celtics are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Heat are 3-13 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Boston and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
I'm worried about how the Heat are going to respond after blowing such a huge lead last night. However, if the Heat are motivated and play to what they're capabable of, I see Miami coming away with the W.