Celtics Vs Heat: Finals Game 3 Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 21, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 20, 2022

In Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics will play the Miami Heat. The Celtics (-5.5) play the Heat (+195 on the moneyline) at 8:30 PM ET on Saturday. The point total is 207.5 in this matchup.

This article makes reference to lines current as of May 21, 2022 at 8:02 PM ET. Browse all the up-to-date odds for this matchup in the table below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Celtics Vs Heat Betting Odds

Injury Report as of May 21

Celtics: Robert Williams III: Out (Knee), Sam Hauser: Out (Shoulder)

Heat: Kyle Lowry: Questionable (Hamstring), P.J. Tucker: Questionable (Knee), Gabe Vincent: Questionable (Knee), Max Strus: Probable (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Celtics (-5.5)
Total Pick Over (207.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Celtics Vs Heat Stat Rankings

Celtics Avg. (Rank) Heat Avg. (Rank)
111.8 (12th) Points Scored 109.2 (21st)
104.5 (1st) Points Allowed 104.9 (3rd)
46.0 (5th) Rebounds 43.4 (22nd)
10.5 (11th) Off. Rebounds 9.7 (19th)
13.2 (8th) 3pt Made 13.5 (6th)
24.8 (14th) Assists 25.3 (9th)
13.0 (13th) Turnovers 13.6 (22nd)

Celtics Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 76 26.9 8.0 4.4 0.9 0.6 3.0
Jaylen Brown 66 23.6 6.1 3.5 1.0 0.3 2.5
Derrick White 75 13.2 3.5 4.9 0.9 0.8 1.5
Marcus Smart 71 12.1 3.8 5.9 1.7 0.3 1.7
Al Horford 69 10.2 7.7 3.4 0.7 1.3 1.3

Heat Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jimmy Butler 57 21.4 5.9 5.5 1.6 0.5 0.5
Tyler Herro 66 20.7 5.0 4.0 0.7 0.1 2.7
Bam Adebayo 56 19.1 10.1 3.4 1.4 0.8 0.0
Kyle Lowry 63 13.3 4.4 7.4 1.1 0.2 2.3
Victor Oladipo 8 12.4 2.9 3.5 0.6 0.1 1.9

Betting Trends

  • Boston has beaten the spread 52 times in 82 games.
  • The Celtics are 21-18-1 as 5.5-point favorites or more.
  • There have been 47 Boston games (out of 82) that went over the total this season.
  • Boston and its opponent have broken the 207.5-point mark 62 times this season.
  • The point total average for Celtics games this season is 215.8, 8.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Miami has beaten the spread 54 times in 82 games.
  • The Heat’s ATS record as 5.5-point underdogs or greater is 6-3.
  • Out of 82 Miami games so far this year, 50 have gone over the total.
  • Miami games have had over 207.5 points 62 times this season.
  • The average total for Heat games is 214.1 points, 6.6 more than this game’s over/under.
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