The Miami Heat take on the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden on Wednesday (November 30) in NBA Regular Season action. The Celtics are well and truly the best team in the league at the moment with a 17-4 record.
They come into this game on the back of a dominating 140-105 victory over the Hornets. The Heat, on the other hand, have a 10-11 record and sit in 11th place in the East. They have picked up a very solid upward trajectory, winning all of their last three games. The Heat win tonight would take them to .500, which is a great place to start rejuvenating their season that started off poorly.
The betting odds and predictions are given below:
The Heat have been in excellent form recently, winning three on the spin. They come into this game on the back of an impressive 106-98 win over the in-form Hawks. It was an incredible defensive performance by Miami, restricting the likes of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray to less than 25 points. The return of Tyler Herro has been a major positive for Miami, even though his output hasn't been as great. In the absence of star man Jimmy Butler, the Heat have held up great form, thanks to elevated performances by Bam Adebayo, who was the leading scorer against the Hawks.
Bam has been terrific this month. He has already registered three 30+ point games over the last 12 games. Two of those three 30+ point outings have come in the last two games. Bam averaged nearly 22.5 points per game and 10 rebounds a night in November.
The Celtics are in jaw-dropping form at the moment. They have won all of their last four and are on a 9-1 run over their last 10. In their demolition job of the Hornets, it was once again Jayson Tatum stealing the headlines. He scored 35 on his return from injury, adding further weight to his MVP odds. Tatum is averaging 31-8-5 for the season on a ridiculous 62.5% true shooting.
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Match Details
Fixture: Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 p.m. EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Injury Report
The Heat have massive injury troubles. They have a huge number of fringe players out injured, whilst having superstar Jimmy Butler also on the sidelines. Jaylen Brown is a doubt for the Celtics, while Robert Williams is still out with a long-term layoff.
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Betting Odds & Spreads
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Starting 5s
Miami Heat: PG Kyle Lowry SG T. Herro (GTD) SF C. Martin (GTD) PF Max Strus (GTD) C Bam Adebayo
Boston Celtics: PG Marcus Smart SG Derrick White SF J. Brown (GTD) PF Jayson Tatum C Al Horford
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Betting Prediction
In this one, two of the most in-form teams in the East go head-to-head. The Heat is in great form but are still not at full strength.
The absence of Jimmy Butler will be a major disappointment for Miami considering the strength of the Celtics' frontcourt. Boston has been nigh-on unbeatable at the TD Garden this campaign, winning 10 of their 11 games at home. The Celtics should win this one as well.