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Opening Celtics vs Heat Game 6 Odds – Point Spread, Total & Moneyline

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in NBA Basketball

Updated May 25, 2023 · 8:02 PM PDT

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler goes for a layup against Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum
May 25, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) shoots against Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the second quarter of game five of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2023 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Celtics dominated the Heat on Thursday night force a Game 6 back in Miami on Saturday
  • Boston is looking to make NBA history by being the first team to overcome a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series
  • See the opening Celtics vs Heat Game 6 odds including point spread, moneyline and over/under game total

The Boston Celtics didn’t leave any doubt in Game 5 against the Miami Heat on Thursday night. The C’s raced out to a 35-20 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Thirty-six minutes later, Boston was on the positive end of a 110-97 scoreline, pushing the series score to 3-2 in favor of the Heat and forcing a Game 6 back in Miami on Saturday.

Sour on the Celtics after they fell in a 3-0 hole, oddsmakers are now squarely back in Boston’s corner. Joe Mazzulla’s squad has opened as a 3-point road favorite in Game 6.

Opening Celtics vs Heat Game 6 Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Boston Celtics -3 (-110) -146 O 212.5 (-110)
Miami Heat +3 (-110) +125 U 212.5 (-110)

Boston is also -146 on the moneyline in the latest NBA betting odds. The Heat come back as +125 home underdogs. The total has been set at 212.5. Game 6 is scheduled to tip-off at 8:30 pm ET from the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL, on Saturday, May 27.


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Boston Obliterates Miami in Game 5

From top to bottom, the Celtics were on form in Game 5 on Thursday night. Four of five starters had at least 21 points, led by Derrick White with 24. Their defense, for the second straight game, was smothering, turning Miami over 16 times and giving up just 10 offensive rebounds.

Nearly the entire team was lights out from deep; Boston finished the game 16/39 from beyond the arc, outscoring Miami 48 to 24 from three.

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)
Game 5 110-97 Celtics  (-325) Celtics (-7.5) Under (214.5)
Game 5 marked the first time in this series that the favorite not only covered the spread, but even managed to win outright. The total stayed under for the second straight game after the over hit in the first three.

Expected Line Movement for Boston vs Miami Game 6

Miami has been a phenomenal underdog story, and there will be a segment of the betting public that likes the Heat to close out the series as home underdogs. But expect a much bigger segment of the population to be backing the Celtics, who carry all the momentum into Game 6 and have planted more than a seed of doubt in the minds of Jimmy Butler and company.

The Boston moneyline is likely to move shorter than the -146 it opened at.

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