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Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 05/25/2022 East Finals Picks, Predictions and Game 5 Preview

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Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 05-25-2022 East Finals Picks Predictions and Game 5 Preview

​​Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 05/25/2022The Boston Celtics will try to follow up their Game 4 win anew when the Miami Heat hosts Game 5. Whoever wins the next matchup will get a one-game lead with Game 6 shifting to Boston. The Heat are dealing with injuries to key players such as Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro. Butler was sorely missing in Game 4 with veteran Victor Oladipo picking up the slack. According to best online sportsbook, Boston also outrebounded and played better defense against the Heat, giving head coach Erik Spoelstra a lot of things to think about heading into Game 5.

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 05/25/2022

When: Wednesday, May 25, 8:30 PM ET
Where: FTX Arena, Miami, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass


Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 05/25/2022 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -1.5 (-107) 203.5 o (-110) -125
Miami Heat +1.5 (-107) 203.5 u (-110) +105

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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics will try to repeat over host Miami Heat although the South Beach squad is expected to try and win Game 5 at home. If the Celtics are able to continue their dominance off the boards and shackles Heat players, Boston could find itself on the brink of advancing to the NBA Finals when the series shifts there for Game 6.

Players to watch: Jayson Tatum SF 15 GP 15 GS 40.2 MIN 27.2 PTS 0.9 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 5.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.9 BLK 4.2 TO 3.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 15.57 PER
Jaylen Brown SG
15 GP 15 GS 37.5 MIN 22.9 PTS 1.3 OR 5.8 DR 7.1 REB 3.4 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 2.8 TO 2.8 PF 1.2 AST/TO 14.78 PER
Marcus Smart PG
12 GP 12 GS 36.9 MIN 15.8 PTS 1 OR 3.2 DR 4.2 REB 6.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO 3.3 PF 2.8 AST/TO 11.64 PER

Miami Heat Betting

The Miami Heat are expected to make sure that they win Game 5 and avoid falling into a dangerous 2-3 hole with the series shifting to Boston for Game 6. Jimmy Butler was a notable missing contributor with Oladipo uncharacteristically leading the charge for Spoelstra’s wards. Miami needs to find a way to keep the Celtics off the boards and also connect on their outside shots if they want to secure an important win at home.

Players to Watch: Jimmy Butler SF 14 GP 14 GS 35.4 MIN 26.5 PTS 2.4 OR 4.8 DR 7.2 REB 4.6 AST 2 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 1.4 PF 2.8 AST/TO 24.58 PER
Bam Adebayo C
15 GP 15 GS 32.5 MIN 14.5 PTS 1.6 OR 6 DR 7.6 REB 2.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 3.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 15.01 PER
Tyler Herro PG
14 GP 0 GS 26.7 MIN 13.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3.6 DR 4.1 REB 2.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 1.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 10.35 PER

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 05/25/2022 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games.
Celtics are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
Boston are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami.
Boston are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Boston are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games played in May.

Miami Heat

Miami are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami’s last 15 games.
Miami are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami’s last 14 games against Boston.
Miami are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games when playing at home against Boston.
Heat are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Miami are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Miami are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games played on a Wednesday.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami’s last 9 games when playing as the underdog.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Marcus Smart PG Is “?” Wednesday vs Miami, Ankle
Derrick White PG Left last game, is probable Wednesday vs Miami, Hamstring
Sam Hauser PF Is “?” Wednesday vs Miami, Shoulder

Miami Heat

Tyler Herro SG Is “?” Wednesday vs Boston, Groin


Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Miami Heat
54-41-2 Against the Spread 55-41-1
47-48-2 Straight Up 54-43-0
112 Points per Game 106
Points Allowed per Game
46.55 Offensive FG% 46.64
81.37 Offensive FT% 80.77
35.95 Offensive 3PT% 37.12
43.65 Defensive FG% 44.75
78.04 Defensive FT% 78.38
33.74 Defensive 3PT% 34.02

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Betting Picks

Boston is averaging 112 points per game and the Heat are averaging 106 points per game. The nba 2022 east finals bets favor the Heat to win this game and cover the spread at home.

Moneyline: -125 is the ML for the Celtics and +105 is the ML for the Heat.

ATS: -1.5 (-107) is the spread for Boston and +1.5 (-107) is the spread for Miami.

TOTALs: Over 203.5 (-110) is the total for the Celtics and the same will go under for the Heat.

Score Prediction: 107-105, Heat win.