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Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat - 4/1/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami Heat at Boston Celtics
Date & Time Monday April 1, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
TD Garden
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Boston Celtics -7 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NBAtv, NBSB, FSS
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The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics meet Monday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Miami Heat look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Miami Heat are averaging 105.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Josh Richardson is averaging 16.7 points and 4.1 assists while Dwyane Wade is averaging 14.4 points and four assists. Goran Dragic is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.4 rebounds. The Miami Heat are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Miami Heat are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Heat have won five of their last six road games.

The Boston Celtics could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 45 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.9 points and 7.1 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 15.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last six home games.

The Heat are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 22-8 ATS in their last 30 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Heat are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Celtics last 11 overall. The under is 4-1 in Heat last 5 overall.

There's a lot of key players questionable for this game, so be sure to check the injury report before betting. With that said, the Celtics and Heat have played each other tough for years, which includes each of the last seven meetings being decided by eight or less points. The Celtics can't figure out if they're good or not and come into this game losing their last five games by an average of 5.6 points. The Miami Heat have been covering machines on the road this season with a 25-12 record and need as many wins as possible to stay in the playoff hunt. I have to take the free points with the Heat.

Pick:
Miami Heat +7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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