Celtics vs. Heat Prediction & Odds
The first game in TNT’s double header pits the Celtics and Heat at 7:30 p.m. ET. With Boston listed as a 1-point road underdog, what’s the smart bet when it comes to tonight’s matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
545 Boston Celtics (+1) at 546 Miami Heat (-1); o/u N/A
7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, FL
Celtics vs. Heat Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 67% of public bettors are currently backing the Celtics when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Jayson Tatum accumulated 26 points (9-of-19 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), six rebounds, seven assists, one steal, and four 3-pointers in Monday's 113-98 loss to the Magic, playing 38 minutes. Tatum was back in the lineup after missing Saturday's loss to the Raptors, and his three-game run of 33 points or more ended in Orlando. What didn't help matters was a trip to the locker room during the third quarter, which is when the game shifted in Orlando's favor. And the Magic have been the team that's given the Celtics trouble defensively, as Orlando is responsible for two of the three games in which Boston has failed to score 100 points. Tatum remains a 1st-round player in 9-cat formats, and that's with a nagging right wrist issue. He disclosed before the game that he may have to undergo surgery this offseason, but he doesn't expect to miss any time during the season. Hopefully, the wrist doesn't become problematic to the point where Tatum has to sit.
Miami Heat DFS Spin
Jimmy Butler finished Sunday's 100-96 win over the Pelicans with 18 points (5-of-7 FGs, 8-of-10 FTs), four rebounds, two assists, and five steals in 34 minutes. Butler's scoring output was modest Sunday afternoon, but he wreaked havoc defensively to the tune of five steals. He finished the game one shy of his season-high in that category, with his most recent six-steal performance coming in a December 28 win over the Lakers. Butler's providing 1st-round value in 9-cat formats, rewarding managers who stuck with him through the injuries that sidelined him for 12 of Miami's 24 games from November 16 to January 2. The Heat play three games in Week 15, beginning Tuesday night against the Celtics.
Celtics vs. Heat NBA Betting Trends
Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Miami
Under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 overall
Under is 13-5-1 in Celtics last 19 road games
Under is 8-3 in Heat last 11 overall
Celtics vs. Heat NBA Prediction:
The Celtics are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Heat and 4-0 against the number in their last four games in Miami. The Celtics are 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 games versus a team with a winning record and 20-7-1 against the number in their last 28 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. Finally, Boston is 5-0-1 against the spread in its last six games playing on zero rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS +1