Celtics vs. Heat: NBA Betting Preview – August 4, 2020

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 4, 2020

Boston is just a 1-point favorite (per DraftKings) against Miami when the Celtics (44-22) and the Heat (42-25) meet on August 4, 2020 in a game expected to be a tight matchup. A points total of 126.7 has been set for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of August 4, 2020, 8:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Celtics vs Heat Betting Odds

Injury Report as of August 4

Celtics: None
Heat: None

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average over/under the Celtics have had set in matchups this season is 93.8 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average total in Heat games this year is 94.3 more points than the point total of 127 for this outing.
  • The Celtics and their opponents have scored no less than 127 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 66 of 66 opportunities (100%) this season.
  • Miami and its opponents have added up to score at least 127 points in 100% of their matchups this season (67 of 67 opportunities).
  • The two teams average a combined 98.7 more points per game (225.4) than this game’s over/under of 127 points.
  • The Celtics and the Heat have seen their opponents average a combined 89.4 more points per game than the over/under of 127 set for this game.

Head to Head

Boston has a 2-0 record in games with Miami this season. The Celtics have beat the spread more often than not against the Heat, holding a 2-0 record ATS in head-to-head meetings.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
1/28/2020 Heat Heat -1.5 219 -123 103 109-101 BOS*
12/4/2019 Celtics Celtics -5.5 209 -221 180 112-93 BOS*
  • 1/28/2020 DNP – Celtics: Jayson Tatum; Heat: Kendrick Nunn
  • 12/4/2019 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart; Heat: Goran Dragic

Celtics Betting Information

  • Boston covered the spread more often than not this year, going 38-24-4 against the spread.
  • The Celtics have fared well as a 1-point favorite, going 24-16-3 against the spread when favored by 1 point.
  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over in just 47% of games (31 out of 66 matchups).

Heat Betting Information

  • Miami has a winning record against the spread this season, 34-28-3.
  • The Heat are 9-10-1 against the spread when at least 1-point underdogs.
  • Miami has hit the over in 38 of 67 games this season (56.7%).

Celtics Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 61 23.4 7.0 3.0 1.4 0.9 2.8
Kemba Walker 52 21.0 3.9 4.8 0.9 0.5 3.3
Jaylen Brown 52 20.7 6.3 2.1 1.1 0.3 2.2
Gordon Hayward 47 17.4 6.6 4.1 0.8 0.4 1.7
Marcus Smart 55 13.5 3.9 4.8 1.6 0.5 2.4

Heat Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jimmy Butler 56 20.2 6.6 6.1 1.7 0.6 0.5
Goran Dragic 56 16.2 3.1 5.1 0.6 0.2 2.2
Bam Adebayo 67 16.2 10.4 5.1 1.2 1.3 0.0
Kendrick Nunn 64 15.4 2.7 3.3 0.8 0.2 2.1
Duncan Robinson 67 13.2 3.2 1.4 0.5 0.2 3.7

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