Up 3-1 The Heat Are Still 3-Point Underdogs in Game 5… Again

  • The Boston Celtics are favored to beat the Miami Heat by three points in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • The Miami Heat winning the ECF with a 4-1 record is listed at +140 odds
  • The Heat-Celtics Series going 7 Games has +175 odds.

MIAMIThe Miami Heat have been silencing doubters all season long as they’re now one game away from reaching the franchise’s sixth NBA Finals.

After a 37 point, six rebound, and three assist performance from rookie Tyler Herro, the Miami Heat now have a commanding 3-1 lead over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals (ECF).

Despite having the Celtics on the brink of elimination, the Heat are three-point underdogs in Game 5 of the ECF. Having been underdogs the entire series (and season) at online sportsbooks, this is nothing new for Miami.

They’ve consistently shown their grit as they faced double-digit deficits in every game of the series except for Game 4 and won.

Miami’s +140 moneyline odds in Game 5 are well worth the risk as they should close out the series and prevent the Celtics from staging the third 3-1 series comeback of the 2020 NBA Playoffs.

The Celtics have -160 SU odds of beating the Heat in Game 5 but NBA bettors should fade those odds since the biggest return lies with the Miami Heat.

BetOnline has listed NBA Series props for those that think Celtics-Heat Series will go longer than five games.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics - Exact Series Outcome

  • Miami Heat 4 to 1 +140
  • Miami Heat 4 to 2 +250
  • Boston Celtics 4 to 3 +400
  • Miami Heat 4 to 3 +450

Winner: Miami Heat 4 to 1 (+140). The Miami Heat have shown they can beat the Boston Celtics in a variety of ways during the Eastern Conference Finals as Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, and Goran Dragic have all closed games out.

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Game 5 should be no different as the star power of the Heat has shown up more than the Celtics trio of Jason Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Marcus Smart.

Furthermore, Miami has excelled in closeout games this postseason as they’ve won elimination games by an average margin of 10 points. Expect Miami to come out focused and win Game 5 as they set their sights on whatever team comes out of the Western Conference.

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics - Total Games

  • 5 Games +140
  • 7 Games +175
  • 6 Games +250

Winner: 5 Games (+140). While the Celtics do have the star power to force a Game 6, they won’t. Boston has had no answer for Tyler Herro who has been the biggest x-factor for Miami during the (* Eastern Conference Finals. https://www.usaonlinesportsbooks.com/nba/index.html *)

Unless the Celtics play their best game of the series in Game 5 and find a way to slow down Herro, they’ll be going home. The Heat can win games in many ways as a versatile team and that’s what gives them the biggest advantage over the Celtics.

Take the odds +140 odds on Game 5 and if Boston does win use the +250 odds on this series ending in six games to hedge your bet. Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals will be Friday with tip-off scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST.