NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction: Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Game Five
The Boston Celtics go into this game with a lot of confidence after taking the last two games at home against the Miami Heat to tie the series. Tonight they are back in Miami with a chance to be the first to win one on the road in the series. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines have Miami a large -450 favorite with the Celtics on the money line for +360.
The Boston Celtics won the last contest 93-91 in overtime shooting 41.2% from the floor and hitting 9 of 27 three point attempts. They could of improved on their shooting from the foul line going 14 of 20. Boston had6 steals and created 17 turnovers, however made 15 of their own.
Leading the Celtics in scoring was veteran Paul Pierce with 23 points going 8 -18 from the floor , 2 for 6 from behind the arc, to go with six rebounds , and two steals. The offense is really moving with Rajon Rondo stepping up this year, he had 15 points to go with 15 assists, and 5 rebounds. Kevin Garnett put up 17 points with a team high 14 boards while Ray Allen put up 15 going 4 for 11 from downtown.
The Miami Heat had a much more difficult time scoring in this matchup than previous in this series hitting 42.5% of their shots from the floor, going 6 -19 from three-point range, and a sub par 17-24 from the foul line. Between them turning over the rock 17 times and coming out the gates slow seen them in a deficit they would not make up later in the game.
Lebron James led the game in scoring with great 29 point performance going 12 for 25 from the paint , grabbing 6 rebounds, making 4 assists, a steal, and a blocked shot. Dwayne Wade had a rough night shooting 7 of 22 , but had a good night in other area’s of the game with 6 assists, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, and three shot blocks.
NBA Betting Prediction:
With the way the Celtics have played the past two games I look for them to strike first on the road in this series. The Celtics at +360 on the road against the Heat sound real sweet tonight considering their past two performances.
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