Opening Celtics vs Heat Game 5 Odds – Point Spread, Total & Moneyline
- The Celtics staved off elimination on Tuesday night, forcing a Game 5 on Thursday in Boston
- Miami blew a 6-point halftime lead in Game 4 and now head to TD Garden as big underdogs
- Below, see the opening Heat vs Celtics Game 5 odds
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics did what they needed to on Tuesday night, putting in an inspired second-half performance on the road to extend their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final with the Miami Heat.
Still trailing the series 3-1, Boston now heads home as a big favorite to at least force a Game 6.
Opening Heat vs Celtics Game 5 Odds
|Miami Heat||+7.5 (-110)||+245||O 214.5 (-110)|
|Boston Celtics||-7.5 (-110)||-300||U 214.5 (-110)|
The NBA betting odds for Game 5 list the Celtics as 7.5-point favorites and -300 on the moneyline. The Heat come back as +245 underdogs to win straight-up and close out the series. The total opened at 214.5. Game 1 opened with a total of 212; Games 2 and 3 were upped to 214.5, while Game 4 was raised even further (216.5) thanks to the first three games all going over.
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Boston Saves Season with Huge Second Half
Backs against the wall in Game 4, the Celtics came out relatively lethargic and found themselves trailing 56-50 at halftime. But All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum led a huge third-quarter comeback that Boston would parlay into an easy victory.
The Celtics outscored Miami 38-23 in the third stanza, taking a nine-point lead into the fourth which they would only extend, ultimately winning 116-99.
Tatum finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists, while six Celtics in total – including all five starters – scored in double figures. The difference in Boston’s shooting from Game 3 to Game 4 was night-and-day. After shooting just 39.8% from the floor on Sunday, they hit at a 51.2% clip on Tuesday, including just over 40% from beyond the arc.
Heat vs Celtics Series Results
|Game||Final Score||Moneyline Winner||ATS Winner||O/U Winner|
|Game 1||123-116||Heat (+310)||Heat (+9)||Over (212)|
|Game 2||111-105||Heat (+354)||Heat (+10)||Over (214.5)|
|Game 3||128-102||Heat (+157)||Heat (+4.5)||Over (214.5)|
|Game 4||116-99||Celtics (+100)||Celtics (+1.5)||Under (216.5)|
Heat vs Celtics Game 5 Expected Line Movement
This line is going to move in favor of Boston. The Celtics closed as -380 favorites in Game 1 and -428 in Game 2. With bettors now believing the C’s have the momentum, expect a lot of money to come in on Boston to win and force a Game 6.
If you want to bet the Celtics, do it as soon as possible. If you think the Heat have a real shot to close out the series on Thursday, wait until close to tip off and you will likely get a better price.
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