Celtics at Heat, Oct 21st, 2022-23 | NBA Betting Preview

By Andrew D

October 21, 2022

21st October 2022 - preview, prediction & picks:

Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat

Expected lineups/team news:


PG - Marcus Smart

SG - Derrick White

SF - Jaylen Brown

PF - Jayson Tatum

C - Al Horford

  • Robert Williams III is out (knee) for 8-12 weeks. Recent signing Danilo Gallinari (knee) is also unavailable. 

  • Head coach Ice Udoka is suspended for the entirety of the ’22/’23 season due to “Team policy violations”. Joe Mazulla steps in as head coach. This cannot fail to cause disruption. 

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PG - Kyle Lowry

SG - Tyler Herro

SF - Jimmy Butler

PF - Caleb Martin

C - Bam Adebayo

  • Miami have some lower-tier players out on a day-to-day basis but are otherwise in decent shape. Including their only recent signing, rookie Nikola Jović (back) 

2021/22 standings:

  • Boston: 1st in Atlantic - 2nd in Eastern - 6th in NBA

  • Miami Heat: 1st in Southeast - 1st in Eastern - 4th in NBA



  • BOS 2 - 1 MIA

Regular season 

  • BOS 78 - 51 MIA 

NBA Playoffs 

  • BOS 2 - 3 MIA

Last game:

  • Celtics 98 - 106 Heat

Rest days:

  • BOS: 2 

  • MIA: 1

Home/away (H/A) last 3 games

  • BOS: - - A 

  • MIA: - - A

NBA Championship odds:


In spite of such tremendous upheavals in the Celtics’ locker room, the markets cannot see beyond them overpowering the Heat in this matchup. 

The teams were close last season but BOS edged out the regular season matchups 2:1. They also knocked MIA out of the NBA Playoffs in the Eastern Conference Final. 

Miami come into the game with just one day of rest to Boston’s two. But they do retain the home advantage. 


The Jump Hub team

BOS to win @ 1.70

2 star pick **

Todays Picks

PicksBoston to overpower HeatReturns $10.00 for a $10 bet
  1. Tip: Boston Celtics to beat Miami Heat1.70

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