Things just got more interesting over at the Eastern Conference finals, as the Boston Celtics cut their series deficit in half. Will the Celtics even it all up with a win on Wednesday? Or will the Miami Heat move a win away from going to the NBA finals? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat NBA Eastern Finals Game 4 on September 23, 2020
Where: Walt Disney World, Orlando
When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, TBD PM ET
Line: Boston Celtics (-2.5) vs Miami Heat (+2.5) – view all 2020 NBA lines
TV Broadcast: TBD
Betting on the Boston Celtics (-2.5)
Regular Season Record: 48-24
After all the shouting and reports of impending implosion following their Game 2 loss, the Celtics negated all the negatives Saturday night and defeated Miami, 117-106. The Celtics’ big guns all came out firing. Jaylen Brown led the team with 26 points, Jayson Tatum scored 25, while Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart dropped 21 and 20 points, respectively. The Celtics capitalized on their chances on the charity stripe, hitting all but four of their 30 free-throw shots. Boston will be in a good shape, especially if Tatum and Walker, their two best scorers, are scoring efficiently. The two combined for 17-of-36 from the field in Game 3. After the success they had in driving down the lane and attacking the basket, expect the Celtics to be just as active in challenging Boston’s interior defense. The Celtics had 60 points in the paint in Game 3 to just 36 by Miami.
The Celtics are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games as the road team.
Betting on the Miami Heat (+2.5)
Regular Season Record: 44-29
Miami won the first two games of the series by overcoming double-digit deficits. That didn’t happen in Game 3, but at least the Heat are going to Game 4 with still the series lead. Miami didn’t seem to have the same level of energy that flowed through them in the first two games of the series. They shot just 38.8 percent from the field and just 27.3 percent (12-44). After averaging 27.0 points in the previous two games, Goran Dragic looked anemic in Game 3, as he scored just 11 points on 2-for-11 shooting from the field. Waking up ‘The Dragon,” will be a priority for the Heat, but they also have to kickstart Jimmy Butler, who shot just 6-for-17 for 17 points in a losing effort. Despite the Heat shooting below 30 percent from deep in Game 3, Duncan Robinson continued his hot shooting from behind the arc, as he hit four 3-pointers. He has now gone 10-of-20 from long range over the last two games.
The Heat are 3-1 in their last four meetings with the Celtics.
The Celtics win, 108-105.
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