Heat vs. Celtics NBA Odds and Preview – March 30th, 2022

The Cleveland Cavaliers host their final regular-season game with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Mavs will try to build on a two-game winning streak and overtake the Warriors in the Western Conference No. 3 seed. Meanwhile, the Cavs ended a three-game losing streak with a six-point victory over the Magic. The team will try to avoid the Play-In tournament and take the No. 3 Eastern Conference seed from the Raptors moving forward.

Nitrobetting gets you primed for the clash in this Mavericks vs. Cavaliers preview. The team shares essential game information on top of crucial stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions–all of which aim to help you find the best picks.

Heat vs. Celtics Game Information

  • When: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 790 THE TICKET (Heat) / 98.5 The Sports Hub (Celtics)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Heat (+4) / Celtics (-4)

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Why Bet on the Miami Heat?

The Heat did well to recover from their longest losing streak of the season, bouncing back with a 123-100 victory over the Kings. However, the team does not exactly have a great track record against the Celtics this season. They lost both games in November and February, and this is their final shot at securing a win against Boston.

Miami does great on both ends of the floor. On offense, the team only averages 109.3 points (17th) per game. But, they do this with a solid 46.3% shooting (13th) and a league-high 37.4% three-point shooting. The Heat also recorded impressive free-throw shooting that saw the squad hit 81.2% of its shots from the line (fourth). The aforementioned numbers make up for a slightly weaker two-point shooting percentage of 52.8% (19th).

Defensively, the Heat limits teams to 105.2 points (fourth) per game in 76 contests. The team keeps opponents to 44.6% shooting (fourth). Additionally, Miami puts up an impeccable defense in the paint that maintains a league-best 40.9 points in the paint per game.

Heat’s starting five remains intact for the game, but role players Gabe Vincent, Caleb Martin, and Duncan Robinson remain day-to-day before the game.

Why Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Celtics peaked at the right time despite a bumpy start this season. They produced 25 wins in the last 30 games and are looking like dark horse contenders for the NBA Championship. However, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are day-to-day after both players suffered knee injuries. Their attendance will be announced before game time. Additionally, defensive anchor Robert Williams is expected to be out until at least May with a knee injury.

Boston’s offensive statistics significantly improved after the All-Star break. The team now averages 110.8 points (14th) per game on 46.2% shooting (15th). They utilize good two-point shooting and hit 54.2% of their shots from short and mid-range (seventh) while keeping consistent on the line with an 81.5% free-throw percentage (second).

Defense is where Boston strives, and there might be challenges along the way should Brown sit this game out. But as a team, the Celts lead the league in opponent points and shooting, at 104.0 per game and 43.2%, respectively. The hosts have been relentless on this side of the ball, which gets us excited as they play another defense-heavy team in the Heat.

Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Betting Trends

  • The Heat are 3-2 in the last five road games (3-2 ATS).
  • The Heat are 5-5 in the last ten road games against the Celtics (7-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Heat’s last five road games.
  • The Celtics are 4-1 in the last five games at TD Garden (2-3 ATS).
  • The Celtics are 3-2 in the last five games against the Heat (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals went under in two of the Celtics’ last five games against the Heat.

Mavericks vs. Cavaliers Expert Betting Prediction

The Celtics will be playing at home which could mean more trouble for the Heat. The visitors are also in a bit of a slump lately, telling us that they might have lost plenty of momentum along the way. Despite dropping their most recent matchup, the Celtics play the favorites in this one. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t disregard Miami’s resilience. The team is more than capable of covering the spread and even grabbing the win if Boston does not give Tatum and Brown the green light to play. Ultimately, this is a must-watch game for basketball and betting fans.

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