Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Under 215.5 (-110)
(Consensus Odds 3)
All of a sudden, we’ve got a series here in the Eastern Conference Finals as Boston staved off elimination on Tuesday, winning Game 4 116-99 as 1.5-point underdogs.
I cashed the Under in that game; albeit barely as we needed the Heat to NOT take a shot on the final possession (which thankfully they didn’t). Of course, there was no guaranteeing a Miami shot would have gone in right before the horn as they shot just 43% overall in Game 4 and 25% from three.
Even with the series returning to Boston, I don’t see the Celtics matching their Game 4 shooting (51% overall, 40% from three).
Other than Jimmy Butler, who had 29 points and 9 rebounds Tuesday, the Heat don’t have a ton of reliable scoring options. Gabe Vincent rolled his ankle pretty badly in the last game and Kyle Lowry may be banged up as well.
Miami is giving up just 108.4 points/game in these playoffs while Boston is allowing just 109.9. I don’t see both teams having good offensive nights here. 10*