Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics - 1/28/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Boston Celtics at Miami Heat

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM (American Airlines Arena)

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The Boston Celtics are on the road for a clash with the Miami Heat.  The Celtics are (30-15), after falling to the New Orleans Pelicans, 123-108.  The Heat are (31-14), coming off a 122-117 loss to the Miami Heat.  

In the Celtics loss to the Pelicans, Boston was led on offense by Kemba Walker.  Walker collected 35 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.  The Celtics shot 46% from the floor and 24% from 3-point range.  Boston was torched from 3-point range, allowing the Pelicans to connect 16 times from deep.  The Celtics were out rebounded, 54 to 37.

In the Heat loss to the Clippers, Miami was guided offensively by Bam Adebayo.  Adebayo recorded 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists.  The Heat shot 43% from the floor and 29% from 3-point range.  Miami was out rebounded, 48 to 45.  The Heat were out scored in points off turnovers, 16 to 9.  The Heat led by 2 points at the half.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Celtics are 26-17-2 ATS this season.

The under is 25-20 in Celtics games this year.

Heat are 25-19-1 ATS this season.

The over is 28-16-1 in Heat games this year.

The Celtics are 2 game above .500 on the road, while the Heat are a stellar 20-2 at home.  The Heat are averaging over 116.5 when at home, that ranks 5th in home offense.  The Celtics are averaging less than 109 per game, that ranks 18th in road offense.  However, Boston has the best road scoring defense, allowing less than 105 per contest.  The Celtics have won 7 of their last 10 matchups against the Heat.  I like the Celtics defense to stand tall on the road and force a rare home loss for the Heat.  Final score prediction, Celtics will win.  

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