The NBA Finals is two wins away, and the Boston Celtics (61-36) want to move closer to that point as they visit the Heat (63-34) in Game 5 at the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday. In today’s game, the Celtics are a tight 1.5-point favorite against the Heat. See more predictions in the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Heat +1.5 (-110)
- Celtics vs Heat Over/Under: 203.5 points
The Heat (55-41-1 ATS) went 14-6 SU in their last 20 games and are 4-2 ATS in their last six. The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami’s last 14 matches against Boston, even as the Heat were 8-4 ATS in their last 12 outings against an opponent in the Atlantic Division.
The Celtics (53-42-2 ATS) were 14-5 ATS in their last 19 matches and 14-6 SU in their last 20, even as the total has gone OVER in five of Boston’s last seven contests when playing on the road against Miami. Boston took Game 4, 102-82, to tie the series despite the absence of injured guard Marcus Smart (ankle), who remains questionable to play along with Derrick White (hamstring) and big man Robert Williams (knee).
Miami got Jimmy Butler back on the floor in Game 4 but it was not enough to stop the Boston juggernaut as the series is down to a best-of-three showdown. The Heat hope to get Kyle Lowry (hamstring) and top reserve Tyler Herro (groin) back, as both players are questionable going into Wednesday’s game.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread —115 Boston Celtics – 99 Miami Heat
- Over/Under — OVER 203.5 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Luka Doncic scored 30 points, Dorian Finney Smith had 23 points while Reggie Bullock added 18 points as the Dallas Mavericks avoided a sweep by pulling off a 119-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors to cut the Dubs’ lead to 3-1 in their Western Conference finals series.
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