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Miami Heat at Boston Celtics odds, picks and prediction

Sep 27, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) controls the ball defended by Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) and guard Andre Iguodala (28) during second half in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat (36-31) play the first of a two-game set against the Boston Celtics (35-32) Sunday at TD Garden. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Heat vs. Celtics odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.

The Heat has won four of the past five games overall, and they’re 3-1-1 against the spread during the span.

That includes a 121-112 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves as eight-point favorites last time out. Miami has also hit the Over in eight straight outings.

The Celtics were whipped 121-99 against the Chicago Bulls Friday, and they have won just three times across the past eight outings while going just 2-6 ATS. The Over is 6-1 in their past seven contests.

Heat at Celtics: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:45 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Heat +100 (bet $100 to win $100) | Celtics -120 (bet $120 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Heat +1.5 (-110) | Celtics -1.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under: 220.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)

Heat at Celtics: Key injuries

Heat

  • SG Andre Iguodala (quadricep) questionable
  • SG Victor Oladipo (knee) out

Celtics

  • SG Jaylen Brown (ankle) questionable
  • C Robert Williams III (toe) probable

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Heat at Celtics: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Heat 119, Celtics 113

Money line (ML)

The HEAT (+100) are the play at even money. Miami is playing much better lately, as the Celtics (-120) were dusted last time out against the Bulls.

Boston is in danger of being forced to the play-in, and Miami is a team on the rise, similar to the team which caught fire last season in the bubble.

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Against the spread (ATS)

The HEAT +1.5 (-110) aren’t really worth playing, unless you feel this game will be a one-point Celtics -1.5 (-110) win. It’s best to play them straight up on the money line instead.

Over/Under (O/U)

OVER 220.5 (-115) is the best play on the board. The Over has cashed in eight consecutive games for the Heat, while hitting in six of the past seven for the Celtics, and nine of the past 13.

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