The Boston Celtics will lock horns against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics will be coming into the finals after defeating the reigning champions Toronto Raptors whereas the Heat had thrashed Milwaukee Bucks. Both teams would look to come up with their best in the finals.
We have come up with a match prediction for the Eastern conference finals which can help you in placing the right bets. We will take into account the current form, head to head, stats and players to watch out for, which can give you an idea of which team would hold its wood on the other.
Boston Celtics had cruised through to the semifinals as they convincingly won by 4-0 against the Philadelphia 76ers. However, they had to work hard against the defending champions Toronto Raptors as they won the series by 4-3.
On the other hand, the Miami Heat have been in sublime form in the postseason. The Heat were too good for the Indiana Pacers as they won the first round by 4-0. Subsequently, they won the semifinals by 4-1 against the Bucks.
Head to head:
Total matches – 123, Won by Miami Heat: 48, Won by Boston Celtics – 75.
In playoff stages:
Total matches: 17, Won by Miami Heat: 9, Won by Boston Celtics – 8.
Players to look out for:
Jayson Tatum has been averaging 25.3 points per game for the Celtics whereas Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.8 points per game for the Heat.
Match Prediction: On the basis of current form, Miami Heat will be the favourites to make their way into the NBA finals. Heat has mostly come up with collective effort and they would aim to replicate the same form. Celtics would need to get an early advantage in the first few matches if they want to go through to the NBA finals.