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Celtics vs. Heat Betting Line, Odds & Trends - Eastern Conference Finals Game 5

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Celtics vs. Heat Betting Line, Odds & Trends - Eastern Conference Finals Game 5

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The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat will square off in a decisive Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Thursday's matchup between the Celtics and the Heat features the Celtics as healthy 8.5-point favorites. The matchup has a point total of 215.5.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: TNT
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Venue: TD Garden
Celtics vs Heat Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Celtics -8.5 215.5

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Celtics Trends & Betting Info

  • The Celtics have put together a 38-35-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Boston is 12-14 ATS this season when playing as at least 8.5-point favorites.
  • Boston is 50-20 in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 71.4%).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -320 or shorter, Boston has gone 18-10 (64.3% win percentage).
  • A total of 27 out of the Celtics' 73 games this season have gone over the point total.

Heat Trends & Betting Info

  • The Heat are 25-46-0 ATS this year.
  • The Heat have been an underdog by 8.5 points or more two times this season, and covered the spread in one of those contests.
  • This season, Miami has been the underdog 23 times and won 10, or 43.5%, of those games.
  • Miami has a record of 1-1 when it is set as the underdog by +260 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • A total of 23 Heat games this season have gone over the point total.

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Celtics vs. Heat Comparison

Celtics Rank Celtics Stat Heat Stat Heat Rank
14th 47.5 Field Goal % 46 26th
4th 46.3 Field Goal % Allowed 48.2 21st
7th 2186 Assists 1955 25th
8th 1043 Turnovers 1047 9th
27th 521 Steals 655 6th
6th 430 Blocks 243 30th

Celtics Key Players

  • Jayson Tatum averages 30.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.
  • Marcus Smart puts up 11.5 points per game and adds 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Celtics.
  • Tatum leads active Celtics in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Smart averages 1.5 steals per game, while Derrick White swats 0.9 shots per contest.

Heat Key Players

  • Bam Adebayo scores 20.4 points per game. He also records 9.2 rebounds and averages 3.2 assists per game.
  • Jimmy Butler also adds 22.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.
  • Max Strus is the top scorer from deep for the Heat (among active players), hitting 2.5 threes per game.
  • Adebayo swats 0.8 shots per game on average this season. Butler helps out on the defensive side with 1.8 steals per game.

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