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Celtics on the road against Miami

The Miami Heat are on a three-game ATS losing streak against the Boston Celtics as those Eastern teams prepare to meet for the first time this season on Saturday night.

Miami is 6-4 SU but 3-7 ATS in its past 10 games against Boston dating back to 2012, with the Heat going 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS against the Celtics last season.

The OVER/UNDER is 9-1 in the last 10 games between Miami and Boston.

The Heat bring a 4-2 record (2-4 ATS) to the battle against the 2-4 Celtics, who are 4-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 4-2 so far and the Celtics go 1-5. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Celtics listed as 15.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 195 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

This game pits the Heat, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Celtics, who rate No. 26 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-86 victory for the Heat.

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In their last action, Boston was a 91-89 winner on the road against the Magic. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (180) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Boston got 16 points from Brandon Bass en route to a 91-89 victory over Orlando on Friday at Amway Center.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 102-97 winner as they battled the Clippers at home. The Heat failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 199 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dwyane Wade went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds leading Miami over Los Angeles, 102-97, on Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 21 in the league with 41 per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 10 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 28 with 4.33 per contest.

Next up:
Boston at Orlando, Monday, November 11th
Miami at Milwaukee, Tuesday, November 12th

 

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