Miami Heat at Boston Celtics 5/25/23 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat
Date & Time: 5/26/2023, 12:30 AM UTC
Location: TD Garden
Latest Odds: BOS -8 ; Total 215.5
TV Channel: TNT

Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals will take place on Thursday night, when the Miami Heat invade TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics. The eighth-seeded Heat won the first two games on the road in this series and rank fourth during the postseason in offensive efficiency. On Tuesday, Miami missed 24 of 32 three-point attempts during a 116-99 home loss versus Boston.

G/F Jimmy Butler led Miami with 29 points on 9-for-21 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds. Caleb Martin continued his stellar play off the Heat bench with 16 points (6-9 FG) and four rebounds. All-Star C Bam Adebayo was limited to ten points and finished with a game worst minus 21 rating.

The Boston Celtics are looking to become the first team in NBA history to overcome a 3-0 series deficit and rank second in offensive efficiency. In Game Four, Boston outscored Miami 38-23 in the third quarter and erased a six-point halftime deficit. The second-seeded Celtics knocked down 18-for-45 from long distance and shot 51 percent overall.

All-Star F Jayson Tatum tallied a game-high 33 points (14-22 FG) to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists. All-Star G Jaylen Brown chipped in 17 points on 7-for-16 shooting and dished out four assists. Grant Williams scored 14 points in 29 minutes off the bench for the Celtics. 

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Heat are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
  • Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.
  • Over is 10-1 in Heat last 11 road games.
  • Over is 11-4 in Celtics last 15 overall.
  • Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
Free NBA Pick: OVER 215.5

Miami G Tyler Herro (fractured right hand) has been cleared for non-contact basketball activities and has a chance to return for the NBA Finals. The over cashed in three of the first four games of this series, before narrowly missing on Tuesday. The winning team has scored 119.5 points on average. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win 116-108.


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