In Game 1 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, the Boston Celtics will play the Miami Heat.

The Celtics are a double-digit favorite against the Heat when the Celtics and the Heat square off. The Celtics are favored by 14 points. The over/under for the game is set at 208.5.

Celtics vs. Heat Betting Odds

NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Saturday at 3:29 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Spread: Boston -14
  • Total: 208.5
  • Moneyline: Boston -1111, Miami +692

Heat at Celtics odds, spread, & more


  • Boston has won 63, or 79.7%, of the 79 contests in which it was the favorite this year.
  • This year, Boston has won 10 of 12 games when listed as at least -1111 or better on the moneyline.
  • Boston has an implied victory probability of 91.7% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Miami has won 31.4% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (11-24).
  • Miami has yet to play as a moneyline underdog of +692 or longer.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives Miami a 12.6% chance to win.

Against the spread

  • The Celtics score 12.2 more points per game (120.6) than the Heat allow (108.4).
  • Boston is 40-25-3 against the spread and 58-10 overall when scoring more than 108.4 points.
  • Miami is 27-12-2 against the spread and 33-8 overall when it scores more than 109.2 points.
  • Boston is 33-10-3 against the spread and 42-4 overall when it gives up fewer than 110.1 points.
  • The Celtics are the NBA’s second-ranked scoring team (120.6 PPG), while the Heat rank third in points per game allowed (108.4) in the league.
  • Miami’s squad is currently the 26th-ranked scoring team in the NBA (110.1 PPG), while Boston’s team is fifth in points allowed per game (109.2).
  • The Celtics have scored a total of 930 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 11.4 per game), and the Heat have out-scored opponents by 144 points on the season (1.7 more per game).
  • The average implied total for Boston this year is 119.1 points, 8.1 more points than its implied total of 111 points in Sunday’s game.
  • So far this season, Boston has scored more than 111 points in 64 games.
  • The average implied point total on the year for Miami (113) is 16 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (97).

How to watch Celtics vs. Heat

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 21, 2024
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden
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