The Boston Celtics have just won 112-88 against the Philadelphia 76ers in TD Garden. The Boston Celtics were outstanding on defense, but their offense was led that night by Jayson Tatum’s 51 points. Since the beginning of the postseason the Heat has also played brilliantly defensively. The question is if they can stop Tatum & Co.
*Odds taken on Monday, May 15th 2023 from bet365.
|Miami Heat +7.5||-105|
|Boston Celtics -7.5||+105|
* Odds taken on Monday, May 15th 2023 from bet365.
*Assumed odds taken from bet365, Monday May 15, 2023.
What, when, and where can you watch?
- Place TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
- Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
- Time : 8:30 PM
- How To Watch : TNT
The Celtics are championship material
The Boston Celtics are looking good heading into the Eastern Conference finals, despite some dips in their form. The final game of their semifinal series against 79ers was nothing less than brilliant. They managed to limit the new NBA MVP Joel Embiid’s scoring to just 15 points.
Jayson Tatum was the offensive star, scoring 51 points, his best since the 2023 All-Star Game.
The Celtics put on a great show, but not many can claim to be surprised. We also predicted they would beat the 76ers, and cover the spread. Why? The Celtics always perform well when they play on their own turf.
Do you think they’ll do well on Wednesday? Although we agree, the Heat shouldn’t be underrated.
Miami Heat ready to make it hard for the Celtics
The Heat reached the Conference Finals by beating the NY Knicks in the series 4-2. Even though they were expected win, you can still learn a lot from these six games. They were excellent in defense.
They held the Knicks scoreless in the final game. It’s even more impressive that they won Game 3 105-86. The Celtics will be pushed to their limits by the Warriors, even at TD Garden.
They may not be the best on the road, but they beat Boston last time they played in Massachusetts. They did it in overtime, but only during the regular season. They are still confident that they can achieve something similar.
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Prediction
We expect both teams to do well defensively. This is why we like the “under 210” pick. Who will win? You’d be insane to not assume that the Celtics will win. These guys have done nothing but amazing in their own backyard. We doubt that they will cover the 8 point spread.
Picks : Boston Celtics will win, but not cover the point spread; less than 210 points