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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Game 5 Prediction And Betting Odds

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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Game 5: BETTING TIPS, PREDICTION & BETTING ODDS

The more games we watch in this series, the more we see that Game 2 victory for Miami was an outlier. The Heat find themselves on the brink of elimination heading into Game 5 at TD Garden, after failing to crack the 100 point mark for the 2nd consecutive game in a 102-88 loss on Monday. Once again they’re 13.5 point underdogs, making the spread bet a tempting one as they’ve covered in 6 of their last 8 road games in Boston. Kristaps Porzingis not playing also helps them a little, in their only win in the series they held him to just 9 points, so it’s pretty clear when they shut him down it gives them a higher chance of winning. However, the three-point shooting will have to pick up. Following the 23 threes scored in Game 2, the Heat followed it up with back-to-back nights of just 9 threes made.

With 3 Western Conference teams already through to the next round, the Celtics have the opportunity to become the first team in the East to do so. With 5 wins over their last 6 games overall and 16 in their last 18 at home, a lot of people will be tipping the Celtics to finish the job here. However, inexperience is something that could cost them. Head coach Joe Mazzulla doesn’t have nearly as much experience in closeout games as Erik Spoelstra does. The Heat head coach is 23-13 SU in closeout games, that should send out a clear warning for the Celtics not to relax in this game. Derrick White had the game of his career in Game 4 finishing with 38 points, without Porzingis roaming the perimeter, White might have to put in extra work in this game as well for Boston to get a result.

Miami Heat Point Spread Prediction

Heat +13.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds

Although they’ve lost the last 2 games at home by double digits, I’m still not giving up hope on the Miami Heat here. Playing with their backs against the wall should bring out the best out of them. I’ll go Miami to cover.

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DAL

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MIN

NBA | Thu 05/23, 12:30 AM
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IND

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BOS

NBA | Fri 05/24, 12:00 AM

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Game 5 Total Points:

Over 198.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds

Scoring under 100 points would likely mean the end of the road for the Heat here, so I’m counting on them to increase the pace a little bit here. Boston will be playing without their center KP, normally when a team goes smaller it results in a higher tempo. The over has cashed in 12 of 18 games for Boston, they’re 23-20 on the O/U in home games this season. Just because they’re playing one of the toughest defenses in the NBA, people tend to forget that the Celtics finished the regular season as the most prolific offense in the league. So far in the postseason they’re 4th in offensive rating, averaging 116 points per 100 possessions. Miami is playing without any pressure whatsoever here, in their last visit to TD Garden they knocked down a record breaking 23 threes. Obviously it would be delusional to think that could happen again here, but I’m counting on them to step it up offensively. The projected total is below 200 points here, both games played in Boston have gone over that so far, let’s stick with the trends. Back the points.

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DAL

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MIN

NBA | Thu 05/23, 12:30 AM
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IND

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BOS

NBA | Fri 05/24, 12:00 AM

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