The Miami Heat are 8.5-point underdogs heading into a potentially-deciding Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Thursday, starting at 8:30 PM ET on TNT. The Heat lead the series 3-1.

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Celtics vs. Heat Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: TNT
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Venue: TD Garden

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Celtics vs. Heat Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Celtics 116 - Heat 108

Celtics vs Heat Additional Info

Spread & Total Prediction for Celtics vs. Heat

  • Pick ATS: Heat (+ 8.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (215)
  • The Celtics have covered more often than the Heat this year, tallying an ATS record of 44-35-3, as opposed to the 30-48-4 record of the Heat.
  • As an 8.5-point underdog or more in 2022-23, Miami is 1-1 against the spread compared to the 14-14-1 ATS record Boston puts up as an 8.5-point favorite.
  • Boston's games have gone over the total 52.4% of the time this season (43 out of 82), which is more often than Miami's games have (40 out of 82).
  • The Celtics have a .716 winning percentage as a moneyline favorite (53-21) this season, better than the .333 winning percentage for the Heat as a moneyline underdog (8-16).

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Celtics Performance Insights

  • Things are clicking for Boston, which is scoring 117.9 points per game (fourth-best in NBA) and giving up 111.4 points per contest (fourth-best).
  • The Celtics are putting up 26.7 assists per game, which ranks them seventh in the NBA in 2022-23.
  • The Celtics have a 37.6% three-point percentage this year (sixth-ranked in NBA), but they've really provided a lift by sinking 16 treys per game (second-best).
  • Of the shots attempted by Boston in 2022-23, 52% of them have been two-pointers (62% of the team's made baskets) and 48% have been threes (38%).

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