Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Prediction
The Boston Celtics (1-3) will play the Miami Heat (3-1) at the TD Garden for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday. In Game 4, Boston Celtics managed to stay alive with a 116-99 win over the Miami Heat, bringing the series score to 3-1 in Miami Heat’s favor. With everything on the line in their upcoming match against the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics are determined to deliver a stunning comeback with a second straight victory.
Form Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics, after emerging victorious over the Miami Heat with a score of 99-116, are aiming for back-to-back wins. This outcome improved their 10-game record to 5-5. At the TD Garden, they have mustered a 36-14 record this season.
The average points scored by the Boston Celtics in their last five games is 110.2, while their overall season average is 117.3 points per game. Defensively, the Boston Celtics have restricted opponents to 111.2 points per game on average and 109.9 points in their own arena.
The Boston Celtics have firmly established themselves as a top competitor for the NBA championship. Reaching the Eastern Conference playoffs has only strengthened their standing. Their superior performance has put them in a position to potentially win the most coveted award of a NBA title.
Danilo Gallinari is the only reported injury concern for the Boston Celtics ahead of Thursday’s game.
In 17 playoff appearances, Jayson Tatum has scored 477 points in total. He leads the Boston Celtics in the scoring department with 28.1 points per game. Jaylen Brown follows up with 22.8 points on average, with Marcus Smart behind him on 14.4 points.
Form Miami Heat
The Miami Heat are ready to bring the heat against the Boston Celtics. Despite a tough 99-116 loss at their own arena, they’re on a run of two consecutive road wins going into this latest matchup.
The Miami Heat have had trouble scoring points this season. Their 110.0 points per game average ranks them near the bottom of NBA teams in this category. With their rock-solid defense, the Miami Heat are making sure no opponent is getting an easy ride. They’re averaging just 109.6 points per game this season in points allowed, including 106.2 in their last five games!
Despite the doubts of some, the Miami Heat have made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals, showing their undeniable talent on the court. This impressive feat has cemented their place among the top teams in the league.
Kevin Love, Victor Oladipo, and Tyler Herro are all carrying injuries going into the latest Miami Heat game.
Jimmy Butler has been in incredible form during the postseason. The Miami Heat player has put up 470 points in 16 playoff and play-in games. His scoring average of 29.4 points per game is the best on the away team’s roster. Bam Adebayo sits behind him at 16.7 points, while Gabe Vincent has scored 11.9 points on average.
The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics split their regular season series right down the middle with two wins each. The Boston Celtics are fighting tooth and nail amidst a fiery playoff tie. With a 99-116 triumph against the Miami Heat in Game 4, they cling onto hope by a mere thread, whittling down the series deficit to 3-1.
In the prior confrontation, Jayson Tatum collected the most rebounds of any Boston Celtics player with 11. He managed to secure a double-double by putting in 33 points. Jimmy Butler gave an excellent show, tallying 29 points with a 42.9% rate of accuracy. He also had nine rebounds and five assists for the Miami Heat.
The Boston Celtics managed an average of 107.3 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Miami Heat, who averaged 108.8 points.
For the Thursday odds on the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat game, head to Bet365.com.They have a variety of betting options listed on their website.
- Moneyline (ML): Miami Heat (+240) | Boston Celtics (-300)
- Against the spread (ATS): Miami Heat +7.5 (-110) | Boston Celtics -7.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 215.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the Boston Celtics to win (1.33) on the moneyline.
After a dominant 99-116 victory against the Miami Heat last time out, the Boston Celtics should be high on confidence. They’ll be looking to take the Miami Heat down with ease. The oddsmakers have installed them as the -300 favorites. This implies there is a 75% chance of a home win on Thursday. It is not expected that Miami Heat will be able to bounce back from their defeat to Boston Celtics in their previous encounter. The visitors are the +240 underdogs, although they have won all their last two road games.
If you are interested in betting on the game happening at the TD Garden, it is recommended to go with the Boston Celtics, as they are offering -300 to win. Their performance in the last 10 matches is 5-5, and for the entire season, they have a record of 66-33.
Against the Spread
Bet on the Miami Heat +7.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Boston Celtics are tipped to win Thursday’s matchup, boasting a 7.5-point lead over the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat won four out of their last five visits to the TD Garden, posting an average margin of victory of 6.3 points.
The Boston Celtics have gone 28-22 ATS at the TD Garden. Their overall record for the season is 55-43 ATS. The last ten home contests saw the Boston Celtics cover five times. They scored 114.0 points per game and gave up 108.1 points on average.
The Miami Heat have gone 22-26-1 ATS on the road. Their overall record for the season is 42-54-3 ATS. In their last ten games, the Miami Heat covered seven times, scoring an average of 108.7 points and conceding 104.2 points.
Total over 215.5 (1.91) is our pick.
Judging by their past clash record, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat are all set to deliver an intense, low-scoring battle. Their recent ten matchups have seen an average of 216.1 points.
For Thursday, the total line is set at 215.5, which is 3.1 points less than the 218.6-point average the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat have put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Over in the total market returns odds of -110.
The Boston Celtics are 52-45 O/U against the total this season. Their record at the TD Garden is 30-19 O/U. Picking the over would’ve paid out in three of the previous five Boston Celtics home matches. The total averaged 216.2 points. In the last ten home and away games combined, the Over went 6-4.
The Miami Heat went over the total in their last four road games. Their record away from home is 24-24 O/U. The visitors have gone 18-20 O/U in their most recent matchups against Atlantic teams. They are 5-4 O/U in their last ten games overall.