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NBA East Finals Game 5 best bets & odds – Celtics @ Heat

Celtics v Heat Game 5 preview

NBA Eastern Conference Finals – Game 5

Latest Odds & Game Info

Main Event odds Celtics -125 at Bovada | Heat +105 at Bovada
When Wednesday, May 25 | 8:30pm ET
Where FTX Arena – Miami, United States
Watch Live ESPN (US, AU), Sky Sports (UK), NBA League Pass

This matchup between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat has been the one to watch in these NBA Conference Finals. Unfortunately, the Western Conference decider in this year’s NBA Playoffs has been a bit of a blowout and the Warriors could sweep the Mavericks. In the East, however, it is tied 2-2 and it has been a back-and-forth series. None of the games have been particularly close, but the series as a whole has been very even. Both Miami and Boston are battle-tested teams and won’t back down in this pivotal Game 5 on Wednesday, May 25.

Boston Celtics @ Miami Heat G5 points spread pick

This series has alternated, and now it is Miami’s turn to win. They just got blown out in a bad Game 4 but were dealing with injury problems. They may get Tyler Herro back for this game, and if he returns, that’s a huge bump for the Miami offense. If they are able to score, they should win this game, as the Heat defense will show up every time. Miami just got beaten down but have responded well throughout the playoffs and should come out motivated. Guys like Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo thrive on intensity and should both come out strong. It won’t be easy, but backing the home underdogs in what’s destined to be an electric atmosphere will be a good plan in the long run.

The Celtics are also dealing with injuries and were without Marcus Smart last game. He is the reigning defensive player of the year and is a crucial piece to their strategy. If he doesn’t play, this line will shift a lot, so it is worth betting on Miami as soon as possible. The Celtics are probably the more talented team, but the Heat have more playoff experience. In a massively important Game 5, the Heat will know how to handle their emotions and, in turn, handle the Celtics on their home floor.

Miami Heat +1.5


Jayson Tatum over/under points betting

Jayson Tatum is the Celtics’ best player but has struggled with his shooting this series. He is still putting up points, but his shot isn’t falling like it normally does. The Heat have had a great strategy to slow him down, and with their defensive acumen, that should continue into Game 5. Tatum has proven to still be a valuable asset when he isn’t scoring, but the Heat know how important his scoring is. He will have a tough time getting open looks, and the Heat fans should let him know of his struggles at every instance. Expect Jimmy Butler and co. to lock Tatum up and have this under easily hit.

Jayson Tatum under 28.5 points


Will Celtics @ Heat Game 5 go to overtime?

It feels like an overtime game will happen soon in this series. None of the previous four games have been very close, but these teams are so evenly matched. With the odds on offer at the top NBA betting sites, backing an overtime finish is great value. Just throw some beer money on this bet and hope that we finally get a close game.

Game 5 to go to overtime


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