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Miami Heat at Boston Celtics 5/21/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Odds & Info

Game Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat
Date & Time Saturday May 21, 2022, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Td Garden
Latest odds
BOS -6.5 ; Total 207.5
TV Channel
ABC

TD Garden will play host to Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. The top-seeded Heat won the series opener on their home floor and have dropped three of their first five road games this postseason. On Thursday, Miami was torched for 70 points during the first half of a 127-102 home loss.

All-Star G/F Jimmy Butler led all scorers with 29 points on 11-for-18 shooting and pulled down six boards. The rest of the Miami starters combined to score just 31 points on 12-for-29 from the field.

The Boston Celtics won 28 of their 41 home games during the regular season and rank third during the postseason in defensive efficiency. In Game Two, Boston built a 25-point halftime lead and led by as many as 34 points. The second-seeded Celtics knocked down 20-for-40 from the three-point line and shot 51 percent overall.

Boston F Jayson Tatum tallied a team-high 27 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists. Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart contributed 24 points apiece for the Celtics.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
  • Celtics are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
  • Under is 4-1 in Heat last 5 road games.
  • Under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 home games.
  • Heat are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Boston.

Free NBA Pick:

UNDER 207.5

Miami G Kyle Lowry (hamstring) has missed the first two games of this series and is listed as questionable for this contest. The Heat rank second in the postseason in defensive efficiency and this game will be played at a slow tempo. Take the under. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win 102-96.

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