Celtics Vs Heat: Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – May 21, 2022

Written By Staff on May 20, 2022

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

The insights in the following article reference odds valid as of May 21, 2022 at 8:08 PM ET.

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Celtics vs Heat Betting Odds

Celtics Vs. Heat Player Props

Injury Report as of May 21

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

Heat:
Gabe Vincent: Day To Day (Hamstring),
P.J. Tucker: Day To Day (Left Knee),
Max Strus: Day To Day (Hamstring),
Kyle Lowry: Day To Day (Hamstring)

Stat Rankings

Celtics Offense Stats (Rank) Heat Defense
111.8 (12) Points/Gm 104.9 (3)
15 (28) Possessions/Game 15.2 (4)
46.6 (15) Field Goal % 44.7 (4)
35.6 (14) 3PT % 33.9 (1)
54.2 (9) Effective FG % 52.4 (11)
57.9 (8) True Shooting % 56.3 (12)
Heat Offense Stats (Rank) Celtics Defense
109.2 (21) Points/Gm 104.5 (1)
15.2 (27) Possessions/Game 15 (3)
46.7 (13) Field Goal % 43.4 (1)
38 (1) 3PT % 33.9 (1)
54.7 (5) Effective FG % 50.2 (1)
58.4 (3) True Shooting % 53.8 (1)
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Celtics and Heat Betting Records

  • Boston has compiled a 52-41-2 record against the spread this season.
  • When playing as at least 5.5-point favorites this season, the Celtics have an ATS record of 21-18-1.
  • Boston and its opponents have combined to go over the point total 47 out of 95 times this season.
  • Miami has won 54 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing 41 times.
  • The Heat have been an underdog by 5.5 points or more nine times this year, and covered the spread in six of those matchups.
  • A total of 50 Miami games this season have hit the over.

Head to Head

Jayson Tatum (27 points) led the Celtics past Jimmy Butler (29 points) and the Heat in their last matchup on May 19, 2022. The Heat were favored by 1 point in the game, but the Celtics covered the spread. The 229 total points in the matchup went over the 206.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Result
5/19/2022 Heat Heat -1 206.5 127-102 BOS*
5/17/2022 Heat Heat -4.5 203 118-107 MIA*
3/30/2022 Celtics Celtics -5 213.5 106-98 MIA*
1/31/2022 Celtics Celtics -6.5 208.5 122-92 BOS*
11/4/2021 Heat Heat -6.5 213.5 95-78 BOS*
  • 5/19/2022 DNP – Celtics: Derrick White; Heat: Kyle Lowry
  • 5/17/2022 DNP – Celtics: Al Horford, Marcus Smart; Heat: Duncan Robinson, Kyle Lowry
  • 3/30/2022 DNP – Heat: Caleb Martin
  • 1/31/2022 DNP – Heat: Kyle Lowry
  • 11/4/2021 DNP – Heat: Max Strus

Celtics Leaders

  • The Celtics scoring leader is Tatum, who averages 26.9 points per game.
  • Robert Williams III paces Boston with 9.7 rebounds a game and Marcus Smart leads the team with 5.9 assists per matchup.
  • Tatum hits three threes per game to lead the Celtics.
  • Boston’s steals leader is Smart, who grabs 1.7 per game. Williams leads the team averaging 2.2 blocks an outing.

Heat Leaders

  • The Heat leader in scoring is Tyler Herro with 20.7 points per game. He also adds five rebounds per game and four assists per game.
  • The Miami leaders in rebounds and assists are Dewayne Dedmon (5.7 rebounds per game) and Kyle Lowry (7.4 assists per game).
  • Duncan Robinson is tops from three-point range for the Heat, hitting 2.9 threes per game.
  • Lowry tops Miami in steals with 1.1 per game, and Dedmon leads the squad in blocks with 0.6 per game.

Predictions

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