The Miami Heat'and'Boston Celtics'meet Thursday for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Heat lead 3-1. Tip-off from TD Garden is set for 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT). Below, we analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Heat vs. Celtics odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Boston won 116-99 Tuesday as 1-point road underdogs. After losing 3-straight games, the Celtics rode F Jayson Tatum‘s 33-point night to keep their season alive. No team in NBA history has ever come back from being down 3-0 in a series and the Heat look to keep that streak intact.
Miami is likely looking at this matchup as a must-win game because they don’t want to give the Celtics any momentum to get back in the series. With the Denver Nuggets already in, the Heat are looking to do the same as quickly as possible to get some much needed rest before the Finals.
Heat at Celtics odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated 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)