Heat vs. Celtics Game 5 Best Bet: Miami Will Stay Competitive

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Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat drives against Derrick White #9 of the Boston Celtics during the third quarter in game three of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at Kaseya Center on April 27, 2024 in Miami, Florida. Megan Briggs/Getty Images/AFP

NBA Best Bet: Heat +14 (-110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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The NBA odds for Wednesday’s Game 5 between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are available at the top-rated sportsbooks.

For your best bet, I will recommend wagering on Miami for this matchup. Also, we have an additional top pick for the Mavericks vs. Clippers matchup, so feel free to check out our YouTube channel.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics

Wednesday, May 01, 2024 – 07:30 PM ET at TD Garden

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Miami under current head coach Erik Spoelstra has a great history in elimination games on the road.

Last year, the Heat won in Boston by 19. They also stayed within five points of the Nuggets, covering the spread.

Two years ago, they won at Boston by eight. Also, four years ago, they won at the Lakers by three.

Success on the road in an elimination game is an annual feature of Spoelstra’s Heat.


The Heat lost Game 4 by 14 points with Derrick White having the game of his life for Boston and the Heat shooting 27.3 percent from deep.

Miami is approximately a top-ten team in three-point shooting, so one has to expect better shooting from them, while their defense continues to limit Boston with its switching on ball screens, effective and well-timed help defense, and ball pressure.

The field-goal efficiency in Game 4 was nearly even between both teams – Boston made one more field goal out of just as many field-goal attempts.

NBA Best Bet

We just need the Heat to do a bit better living up to their potential from behind the arc and with their jump shooting in general, and then we could see the Heat even win straight-up.

NBA Best Bet: Heat +14 (-110) at BetOnline

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