The Boston Celtics are 4.5-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat at FTX Arena on Sunday, starting at 8:30 PM ET on TNT. The Heat lead the series 2-0.

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Celtics vs. Heat Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: TNT
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Venue: FTX Arena

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Celtics vs. Heat Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Celtics 113 - Heat 111

Celtics vs Heat Additional Info

Spread & Total Prediction for Celtics vs. Heat

  • Pick ATS: Heat (+ 4.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (214.5)
  • The Celtics have been more successful against the spread than the Heat this season, recording an ATS record of 44-35-3, as opposed to the 30-48-4 mark of the Heat.
  • Boston (24-28-1) covers a higher percentage of games when it is favored by 4.5 points or more this season (45.3%) than Miami (5-8) does as a 4.5+-point underdog (38.5%).
  • Boston's games have gone over the total 52.4% of the time this season (43 out of 82), which is more often than Miami's games have (40 out of 82).
  • As a moneyline favorite this year, the Celtics are 53-21, a better record than the Heat have put up (8-16) as moneyline underdogs.

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Celtics Performance Insights

  • Things are clicking for Boston, which is scoring 117.9 points per game (fourth-best in NBA) and giving up 111.4 points per contest (fourth-best).
  • The Celtics are dishing out 26.7 dimes per game, which ranks them seventh in the NBA in 2022-23.
  • The Celtics are top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 16 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, they rank sixth with a 37.6% shooting percentage from downtown.
  • Boston has taken 52% two-pointers and 48% three-pointers this season. Of the team's buckets, 62% are two-pointers and 38% are threes.

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