The Eastern Conference finals tip-off when the Boston Celtics go on the road to face off against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Miami as the two-point favorite in the latest Celtics vs. Heat odds, while the Over-Under is set at 204. (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows Miami forward Jimmy Butler produces at a high level on both ends of the floor. Butler is a top-tier defender to accompany a versatile offensive game. The six-time All-Star has terrific strength to finish at the rim with ease. Butler is leading the team in points (28.7), assists (5.4) and steals (2.1). In his last contest, Butler dropped 32 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
The model also knows Boston forward Jayson Tatum is a gifted and instinctive scorer. Tatum uses endless fakes and spins to beat his defender to either attack the basket or pull up from the perimeter. The three-time All-Star is averaging a team-high 28.3 points along with 5.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. Tatum logged 30-plus points in two of his last three games.
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