December 6, 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Miami Heat are one quarter away from solidifying a big victory for the organization. They currently hold an 82-78 lead over the Boston Celtics.

Small forward Jimmy Butler has led the way so far for Miami, as he has 30 points and seven assists in addition to nine boards. One thing to keep an eye out for is P.J. Tucker’s foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Boston has been led by small forward Jayson Tatum, who so far has 24 points along with five rebounds.

The Celtics haven’t lost 77% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this season, so a win here would be refreshing.

Who’s Playing

Miami @ Boston

Current Records: Miami 2-3; Boston 3-2

What to Know

The Boston Celtics will take on the Miami Heat at 8:30 p.m. ET Friday at TD Garden. Boston should still be riding high after a win, while Miami will be looking to right the ship.

The Heat are out to make up for these teams’ contest on Wednesday. The Celtics took down Miami 93-80. Boston’s power forward Al Horford filled up the stat sheet, picking up 16 points and five assists along with seven rebounds.

Boston is the favorite in this one, with an expected 8.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.

Boston is now 3-2 while the Heat sit at a mirror-image 2-3. The Celtics are 37-24 after wins this year, and Miami is 22-12 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: TD Garden — Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $246.00

Odds

The Celtics are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Heat, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 8.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Boston have won 21 out of their last 34 games against Miami.

  • May 25, 2022 – Boston 93 vs. Miami 80
  • May 23, 2022 – Boston 102 vs. Miami 82
  • May 21, 2022 – Miami 109 vs. Boston 103
  • May 19, 2022 – Boston 127 vs. Miami 102
  • May 17, 2022 – Miami 118 vs. Boston 107
  • Mar 30, 2022 – Miami 106 vs. Boston 98
  • Jan 31, 2022 – Boston 122 vs. Miami 92
  • Nov 04, 2021 – Boston 95 vs. Miami 78
  • May 11, 2021 – Miami 129 vs. Boston 121
  • May 09, 2021 – Miami 130 vs. Boston 124
  • Jan 06, 2021 – Boston 107 vs. Miami 105
  • Sep 27, 2020 – Miami 125 vs. Boston 113
  • Sep 25, 2020 – Boston 121 vs. Miami 108
  • Sep 23, 2020 – Miami 112 vs. Boston 109
  • Sep 19, 2020 – Boston 117 vs. Miami 106
  • Sep 17, 2020 – Miami 106 vs. Boston 101
  • Sep 15, 2020 – Miami 117 vs. Boston 114
  • Aug 04, 2020 – Miami 112 vs. Boston 106
  • Jan 28, 2020 – Boston 109 vs. Miami 101
  • Dec 04, 2019 – Boston 112 vs. Miami 93
  • Apr 03, 2019 – Boston 112 vs. Miami 102
  • Apr 01, 2019 – Boston 110 vs. Miami 105
  • Jan 21, 2019 – Boston 107 vs. Miami 99
  • Jan 10, 2019 – Miami 115 vs. Boston 99
  • Dec 20, 2017 – Miami 90 vs. Boston 89
  • Nov 22, 2017 – Miami 104 vs. Boston 98
  • Oct 28, 2017 – Boston 96 vs. Miami 90
  • Mar 26, 2017 – Boston 112 vs. Miami 108
  • Dec 30, 2016 – Boston 117 vs. Miami 114
  • Dec 18, 2016 – Boston 105 vs. Miami 95
  • Nov 28, 2016 – Boston 112 vs. Miami 104
  • Apr 13, 2016 – Boston 98 vs. Miami 88
  • Feb 27, 2016 – Boston 101 vs. Miami 89
  • Nov 30, 2015 – Boston 105 vs. Miami 95

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