The Miami Heat are 8.5-point underdogs heading into a decisive 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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Heat vs. Celtics 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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Heat vs. Celtics Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Celtics 116 - Heat 108

Heat vs Celtics Additional Info

Spread & Total Prediction for Heat vs. Celtics

  • Pick ATS: Heat (+ 8.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (215)
  • The Heat (30-48-4 ATS) have covered the spread 53.7% of the time, 17.1% less often than the Celtics (44-35-3) this year.
  • Miami covers the spread when it is an 8.5-point underdog or more 50% of the time. That's more often than Boston covers as a favorite of 8.5 or more (48.3%).
  • 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).
  • As a moneyline underdog this year, the Heat are 8-16, while the Celtics are 53-21 as moneyline favorites.

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Heat Performance Insights

  • In 2022-23, Miami is worst in the NBA offensively (109.5 points scored per game) but second-best on defense (109.8 points conceded).
  • This season the Heat are ranked 25th in the NBA in assists at 23.8 per game.
  • In 2022-23 the Heat are 16th in the NBA in 3-point makes (12 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage (34.4%).
  • In 2022-23, Miami has attempted 59.2% percent of its shots from inside the 3-point line, and 40.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.5% of Miami's baskets have been 2-pointers, and 30.5% have been 3-pointers.

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