Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat G5 Prediction, Tips & Odds
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Prediction 26.05.2023. The Celtics managed to avoid the “sweept”, but Miami still has three match balls to meet in the big NBA finals, where the Denver Nuggets are already.
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Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Odds
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat 1×2: 1.3/3.5
Asian Handicap (-8.5 / +8.5): 1.9/1.9
Total Points ( under/over 215.5): 1.9/1.9
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Boston Celtics Team News
The Celtics showed their character in G4 and won and avoided the “swept” and now they have the opportunity to get even closer to the Heat with a victory, and to return the psychological advantage to their side.
They finally found the three-point shot, which was disastrous for them in the first three matches, and throughout the season that shot is their strongest weapon. In the first half, they struggled a lot and the Heat made the difference with points under the hoop but also from free throws. However, in the second half, Tatum took control of the game and made the key difference, giving the Celtics their first win in the series. The Celtics have a problem with the form of Malcolm Brogdon, who is questionable for this match due to an injury.
The Celtics are a team that likes to play up-tempo, and Mazzulla will have to adapt to Spoelstra’s variations, who like to slow down and play in a positional attack.
Grant Williams has a career playoff 3-point percentage of 45% on 140 3PA.— Taylor Snow (@taylorcsnow) May 24, 2023
That's the 3rd-highest clip in NBA history among players with at least that many attempts.
1. Seth Curry – 46.8%
2. Raja Bell – 46.6%
3. Grant Williams – 45.0% pic.twitter.com/gJKWJp8DCX
Miami Heat Team News
At the beginning of this series, only 3% were the chances that the “experts” from ESPN gave for the passing of the Heat in this series. However, the Heat play as if in a trance, and the Celtics are a team that suits them stylistically. However, in G4, they did not use their first match point, and the Celtics returned one break.
The Heat adapted fantastically to the Celtics and beat them very easily in all three matches. They slowed down the rhythm, and when you had a chance to run and make a surplus in the attack, they calmed down the game and played positionally, which did not suit the Celtics. Spoelstra outsmarted Mazzulla and it is according to many the biggest miss-match in this series, where Mazzula cannot adapt to Spoelstra’s variations.
In the fourth match, Butler played very well and, as usual, was the team’s best scorer. However, what Miami lacked in G4 was the contribution of players from the bench. First of all, it lacked effects, Strus, Vincent, and Martin. It was Gabe and Martin who decided to match two and three with their rolls.
ECF Game 4 final – Miami 99, Boston 116— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 24, 2023
🔥 Butler: 29pts, 9rebs & 5asts
🔥 Vincent: 17pts & 4asts
🔥 Martin: 16pts & 4rebs
🔥 Adebayo: 10pts & 5rebs pic.twitter.com/9R3XQYkTKw
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat H2H
24.05.23 – Miami Heat : Boston Celtics – 98:116
22.05.23 – Miami Heat : Boston Celtics – 128:102
20.05.23 – Boston Celtics : Miami Heat – 105:111
18.05.23 – Boston Celtics : Miami Heat – 116:123
Injuries and Suspensions
Boston Celtics: Gallinari, Brogdon(?).
Miami Heat: Herro, Oladipo.
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Prediction
Both teams are very efficient in this series, unlike the previous series, where the defenses dominated. That is why we expect them to exceed the set limit of 212 points. In all four games, they scored over 212 points each time.
Tips-off time: Thursday, 25.05.2023, 08:30 PM Local Time EST / Friday 26.05.2023, 02:30 CET
Prediction: Over 212.5 points