The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics play Game 5 of their series this Thursday. 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 5 on May 25, 2023
Where: TD Garden, Boston
When: Thursday, May 25, 2023, 8:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: TNT
Betting on the Miami Heat (+7.5)
Regular Season Record: 44-38
The Heat will get another crack at finishing the job in the 2023 NBA Eastern Conference Finals this Thursday when they take on Boston at TD Garden. Although the crowd at the said venue will definitely be hostile toward Miami, it’s worth remembering that the Heat have survived in that atmosphere during the first two games of the series. The Heat won Games 1 (123-116) and 2 (111-105) there to take a 2-0 lead. Over its last 10 games, Miami has averaged 108.7 points, 40.0 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 7.1 steals, and 3.6 blocks while connecting on 45.5 percent of their attempts from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.2 points in that span.
The Heat are 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games versus a team with a winning percentage at home of greater than .600.
Betting on the Boston Celtics (-7.5)
Regular Season Record: 57-25
The Celtics are still alive and they will look to further extend the series with another win this Thursday. Jayson Tatum scored 33 points in Game 4 to lead the Celtics, who also went berserk from behind the arc, hitting 18 3-pointers on 45 attempts. Things are looking up again for Boston. Over their last 10 games, the Celtics have averaged 109.9 points, 42.9 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 5.5 steals, and 6.4 blocks, while making 45.6 percent o their shots from the floor. Their opponents have averaged 105.5 points pin that same stretch.
The Celtics are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 home games versus a team with a losing record on the road.
The Celtics win, 102-95.
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