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Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Prediction, 2/11/2024 Preview and Pick

Game: Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024

Location: Kaseya Center in Miami, FL

TV: Bally Sports Sun

The Miami Heat (28-24) are hosting the Boston Celtics (39-12) at Kaseya Center on Sunday.

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The Celtics took the court against the Hawks and went home with a win by a final score of 125-117 in their last contest. Boston ended the game having earned a 52.7% field goal percentage (49 of 93) and knocked down 17 of their 49 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Celtics knocked down 10 of their 11 shots for a percentage of 90.9%. In terms of getting rebounds, they collected 45 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 33 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With regard to defending, Boston allowed the other team to shoot 42.2% from the floor on 43 out of 102 shooting. Atlanta doled out 24 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. Additionally, Atlanta collected 49 rebounds (13 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 9 rejections. Atlanta finished the contest at 90.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 18 of their 20 attempts. They also converted 13 of their 41 tries from 3-point land. In reference to fouls, the Celtics ended up with 16 while the Hawks totaled 13 fouls.

Kristaps Porzingis is a player who came through for the game. Porzingis went 68.4% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. He saw the court for 31 mins and also pulled down 3 rebounds. He notched 31 points on 13 out of 19 shooting.

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Boston heads into this one with a record of 39-12 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 120.4 pts per contest (5th in the league) while connecting on 47.8% from the floor. The Celtics are shooting 37.8% on three-point shots (829 of 2,192) and 80.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Boston is grabbing 47.5 boards per contest and has totaled 1,327 assists for the year, which has them ranked 20th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.1 personal fouls every game.

On the defensive end of the court, the Celtics are forcing 11.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.8% on shots from downtown and they rank 6th in the league in points per game from their opponents (110.8). The Celtics defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.9% (2,126 of 4,737) and they relinquish 44.4 boards per game as a unit. They are 4th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,266 conceded on the campaign.

The last time they took the court, the Heat got the win with a final of 116-104 against the Spurs. The Heat snagged 40 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in this game. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Spurs had 21 fouls in this contest which got the Heat to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.3%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Miami knocked down 12 of 38 attempts (31.6%). Overall, the Heat ended up going 43 for 87 from the floor which had them at 49.4%. The Heat permitted the Spurs to bury 41 out of their 90 attempts from the field which had them at 45.6% for the matchup. They shot 32.4% from distance by connecting on 12 out of 37 and finished the game at 10 of 17 at the free throw line (58.8%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Miami allowed San Antonio to pull down 46 in all (6 on the offensive glass).

Tyler Herro ended up being important for the Heat in the game. He buried 10 out of 15 for this game for a rate of 66.7%, and had 6 rebounds. Herro earned 24 points in his 29 minutes on the court and added 7 dimes for this game.

Miami has a win-loss mark of 28-24 this year. The Heat are committing 18.3 personal fouls per game and they hit 82.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.9 times per game (21st in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.1 times per contest. Miami has totaled 5,744 pts this season (110.5 per contest) and they pull in 42.1 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Heat are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks 25th in the NBA.

The Miami defense surrenders 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc (701 of 1,920) and their opponents are connecting on 76.6% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 26.8 dimes and 43.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks 18th and 13th in basketball. The Heat on the defensive end are ranked 5th in basketball in PPG given up with 110.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO’s every game and have let teams shoot 47.4% from the floor (17th in basketball).

Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?

Guy Bruhn’s Pick: Take Miami

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