Free NBA Picks Today: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 10/21/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 10/21/22
Fri 21st October 2022

The Boston Celtics (1-0, 0-0 Away) travel to face the Miami Heat (0-1, 0-1 Home) Friday at FTX Arena. Boston topped the Philadelphia 76ers 126-117 at TD Garden on Tuesday. Jayson Tatum led the way with 35 points and 12 rebounds. Miami dropped their last game on Wednesday at FTX Arena, falling to the Chicago Bulls 116-108. Jimmy Butler had 24 points and eight rebounds in defeat, leading the team. The teams last met in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals when the Celts clinched the series with a 100-96 victory at FTX Arena on May 29. Boston won two out of three regular season games between the teams last season, although Miami took the last meeting 106-98 at TD Garden on March 30. Butler led the Heat with 24 points, while Bam Adebayo was a key contributor with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. Jaylen Brown had 28 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists in defeat. Tatum averaged 26.9 points per game, ninth-highest in the NBA, to lead the Celts in scoring last season. Meanwhile, Robert Williams grabbed 9.6 rebounds per game, and Marcus Smart dished 5.9 assists. Butler’s 21.4 points per game powered the Heat on offense last season. Adebayo collected 10.1 rebounds per game, and Kyle Lowry recorded 7.5 assists to lead the team. The Celtics have had the advantage in the last 10 trips to FTX Arena, winning seven.

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