Miami Heat and Boston Celtics will be going head-to-head for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday. The Heat is leading the series with 3-1. The game will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT). The odds are analyzed by BetMGM Sportsbook and we will provide our expert NBA picks and predictions for this game.
In the previous game, Boston won 116-99 as 1-point road underdogs. The Celtics were on a three-game losing streak, but F Jayson Tatum’s 33-point night made sure they kept their season alive. History has shown that no team has ever come back to win after losing three games in the series and the Heat is looking to keep this streak going.
The Heat is likely looking at this game as a must-win game. Winning the game will knock Boston out of the competition and grant them access to the NBA Finals. They will aim to avoid giving Celtics the momentum to come back. Denver Nuggets have already made their way to the Finals so the Heat is looking to make sure they rest well before facing them.
BetMGM Sportsbook is offering some great lines on Heat vs Celtics odds. They have provided USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a complete list of all the available bets. The odds were last updated on Wednesday at 10:27 p.m. ET.
Moneyline (ML): Heat +240 (bet $100 to win $240) | Celtics -300 (bet $300 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Heat +7.5 (-105) | Celtics -7.5 (-105)
Over/Under (O/U): 215.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Both teams have some injured players. Heat PG Gabe Vincent has an ankle injury that leads to his questionable participation in the game. Whereas, none of Boston Celtics player are reported injured or hurt.
Our prediction for the game is that, Heat will win with a score of 110-108. The experts suggest betting on Heat for the money line, against the spread and over for the over/under. BetMGM Sportsbook is providing amazing odds on these bets and we suggest you check them out yourselves.
The pressure is soaring high for both teams in this game. The Miami Heat seems to have more pressure as another loss can lead to their termination from the competition. The Boston Celtics have their game face on and seem prepared for the game. The Celtics have been down 3-0 in the series before and came back to beat the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1981 Eastern Conference Finals.
The history suggests that none of the teams have won after losing the first three games in the series. But hey, anything is possible in the NBA. We are on the edge of our seats waiting to see who comes on top in this game.
The Heat’s star players, Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic have to perform at their best to ensure their team wins. They both didn’t have an outstanding performance in the previous game which led to their loss. Boston Celtics are a strong team and they have the potential to even the series (3-2) if they win the game.
Miami Heat is well aware of the importance of this game as it can shape their future in the competition. They will be doing everything they can to make sure they win the game and proceed to the Finals.
Boston Celtics are in the same state of mind and they have their eyes on the prize. The Celtics want to win the game to stay alive in the series and gear up for the next round.
Both teams have had exceptional games and the players put everything out on the court. This game has been particularly interesting as both the teams are each other’s top competitors.
For the fans of Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, the game promises to be a thrilling one with constant action and excitement. Fans can watch the game on TNT and be a part of the thrill themselves.
Let’s tune in to enjoy the game and find out who emerges as the winner in one of the most intense games of the Eastern Conference Finals.