The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics play Game 1 of their series this Wednesday. Check out our preview of this Heat vs Celtics matchup in the 2022-23 NBA Playoffs. There are more basketball previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets once you’re ready.
Betting Preview for the Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 on May 10, 2023
Where: TD Garden, Boston
When: Tuesday, May 10, 2023, 7:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: TNT
Betting on the Miami Heat (+6.5)
Regular Season Record: 44-38
The Heat have been the Jimmy Butler Show for the most part of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. With Tyler Herro still down with an injury, the Heat will continue to look for an increased role on the floor from Butler, who is averaging 31.1 points per game on 52.7 FG% so far in the playoffs. That being said, the Heat are playing as a team, which is how they took down the New York Knicks in the second round. Bam Adebayo, Gabe Vincent, Max Strus, Caleb Martin,m and Kyle Lowry are chipping in to keep the Heat afloat.
The Heat, who are averaging 113.3 points per game this postseason, are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games after a win
Betting on the Boston Celtics (-6.5)
Regular Season Record: 57-25
The Celtics don’t have a significant injury to deal with heading into the Eastern Conference Finals, and that’s already a big plus for the reigning and defending East champs. Boston will be led by the pair of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Both Jays came up huge for the Celtics in the second round versus the Philadelphia 76ers. Tatum even had 51 points in the series-clincher. Boston also has the likes of Marcus Smart, Malcolm Brogdon, Derrick White, Al Horford, and Robert Williams surrounding their star duo of Tatum and Brown. That kind of depth will come in very handy for the Celtics against the shorthanded Heat.
The Celtics are 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games versus a team with a losing record on the road.
The Celtics win, 112-101.
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