Celtics @ Heat: Irving, Tatum seek a fifth straight win for Boston
Celtics @ Heat NBA odds, spreads and predictions
The Boston Celtics are on a roll.
Boston moved to 25-15 on the season following a dominant 135-108 win over the Indiana Pacers.
The Celtics put together the team's highest-scoring game this season as seven players scored in double figures.
Marcus Morris had a team-high 22 points and eight rebounds, while Jaylen Brown also scored 22 points and added seven rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench.
Jayson Tatum put together a solid outing with 20 points, and Kyrie Irving had a somewhat quiet game scoring 12 points.
Gordon Hayward had 14 points, Terry Rozier had 12 points and Daniel Theis had 12 points as Boston was efficient on the night shooting 56.8 percent from the field.
When is it? Thursday January 10th
What time is tip off? 7:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? American Airlines Arena
Which channel is it on? TNT
The Miami Heat moved a game under .500 following a tough loss in the final seconds to the Denver Nuggets 103-99.
Miami (19-20) didn't get much production out of their starters but received a solid contribution from the bench, outscoring Denver 51 to 24 points.
Dion Waiters lead all Miami scorers coming off the bench with 15 points on six-of-10 shooting in 25 minutes of action.
Hassan Whiteside made the most noise from the starting rotation posting a double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and added three blocks.
Team-leading scorer Jason Richardson had an off night with 12 points, four assists, and four rebound in a team high 34 minutes.
Celtics @ Heat Spread
Boston is giving Miami 1.5 points in this matchup.
The Celtics and Heat both have some of the top defenses in the NBA.
Boston ranks third in the league allowing 105.3 ppg, while Miami ranks fifth allowing 105.7 ppg.
Although I expect this game to be low scoring, the Celtics hold the offensive advantage and should take this game.
Take the Celtics to cover.
Celtics @ Heat Moneyline
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Celtics @ Heat Over/Under
The over/under for this matchup is set at 210 points.
Final score prediction: Boston Celtics 107, Miami Heat 100
Take the under in this game.
Where the game will be won or lost
Boston has to use their offense to their advantage.
The Celtics rank 12 in NBA with (111.9 ppg) behind Irving, Tatum, and Horford.
Miami struggles to score averaging 106.3 ppg which is fifth fewest in the NBA.
The Heat have to get Richardson in a rhythm, as well as find a way to knock down the three ball.