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Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 May 25 2022

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 May 25 2022

The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat resume their battle in the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference finals this Wednesday down in South Beach. Check out our preview below of this Celtics vs. Heat 2022 NBA Playoffs showdown.

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Betting Preview for the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 on May 25, 2022

Where: FTX Arena (Former American Airlines Arena), Miami, FL

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 8:30 PM ET

Line: Boston Celtics (-1.5) vs. Miami Heat (+1.5) – view all 2022-22 NBA lines

TV Broadcast: TNT


Betting on the Boston Celtics (-1.5)

Regular Season Record: 51-31

Even without Marcus Smart in Game 4, Boston came out roaring and blew out the Heat in Game 4. Jayson Tatum atoned for his miserable performance in Game 3 by dropping 31 points in Game 4, while Al Horford and Robert Williams III made sure nothing was going to be easy for the Heat inside. Smart and Williams are both questionable for Game 5 at the moment, but with Horford healthy and Derrick White providing excellent play on both ends of the floor, the Celtics have the depth to handle those absences. What’s important too is that Tatum and Jaylen Brown are both available. Brown is leading the Celtics in the series with 25.0 points per game, while also shooting 40 percent from deep. Tatum is second with 24.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting from the field.

The Celtics are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games as the favorite on the road.

Betting on the Miami Heat (+1.5)

Regular Season Record: 52-30

There are plenty of question marks with regards to Miami’s lineup for Game 5. Kyle Lowry, Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Tyler Herro, and PJ Tucker all have questionable designations as of this writing. Of them all, it’s Herro who seems to be in the most trouble of missing Wednesday night’s contest, considering that he was the only one from the group who sat out Game 4. The Heat are still a much better team than the version of themselves who showed up at TD Garden in Game 3, where Jimmy Butler was held to just 6 points, Lowry to just 3, and Adebayo to only 9. It can’t be that bad again for the Heat starters, especially with a home game coming up. Meanwhile, Victor Oladipo will look to build on his lively showing in Game 3 in which he posted 24 points off the bench.

The Heat are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games after a loss.

Writer’s Prediction

The Heat win, 102-100.

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