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Heat vs. Celtics Game 5 Prediction - NBA Playoffs 2023

The Boston Celtics square off with the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the 2023 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on Thursday, starting at 8:30PM ET.

Dimers' best betting picks for Heat vs. Celtics, as well as our score prediction, best odds and player props, are featured in this article.


Who Will Win: Heat vs. Celtics Game 5

Using cutting-edge computer power and data, Dimers.com has simulated Thursday's Heat-Celtics NBA Playoffs matchup 10,000 times.

Dimers' proven predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, gives the Celtics a 75% chance of winning against the Heat in Game 5 of the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals.

The winner of the 2023 NBA Eastern Conference Finals will progress to the NBA Finals. Game 5 of the best-of-seven series between the Heat and Celtics is at Boston's TD Garden.

More: Heat vs. Celtics Game 5 Simulated 10K Times

Heat vs. Celtics Game 5 Odds

  • Spread: Celtics -8.5 (-110), Heat +8.5 (-108)
  • Moneyline: Celtics -300, Heat +275
  • Total: Over/Under 214 (-110/-110)

Point Spread, Moneyline and Over/Under

The Celtics are currently -8.5 favorites versus the Heat, with -110 at PointsBet the best odds currently available.

For the underdog Heat (+8.5) to cover the spread, FanDuel Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -108.

DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Celtics at -300, which means you can risk $300 to win $100, for a total payout of $400, if they get the W.

Meanwhile, FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Heat at +275, where you can put down $100 to profit $275, earning a total payout of $375, if they win.

The Over/Under for total points scored is set at 214 with PointsBet, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

As always, check out all of the sportsbooks available in your state for the best NBA odds and lines.

According to DimersBOT, the Heat (+8.5) have a 52% chance of covering the spread, while the 214-point Over/Under has a 53% chance of going Over.

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Our best bets are based on complex simulations and betting intelligence to help you make smarter decisions with the legal sportsbooks in your state.

Heat vs. Celtics Game 5 Prediction

Dimers.com's predicted final score for Miami vs. Boston in Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Finals this Thursday has the Celtics winning 111-104.

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Dimers has full coverage of Thursday's Heat-Celtics matchup, including pregame predictions, free picks, and live scores.

Heat vs. Celtics Game 5 Player Props

Prop bets are an exciting way to wager on Miami vs. Boston without necessarily betting on the outcome of the game itself.

DimersBOT has crunched the numbers to project key individual stats for each team, such as points, rebounds and assists.

Jimmy Butler is expected to step up for the Heat with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, while Jayson Tatum is projected to finish with 38 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for the Celtics.

Heat Projected Box Score

  • Jimmy Butler: 30 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST
  • Bam Adebayo: 20 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST
  • Max Strus: 13 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
  • Kyle Lowry: 13 PTS, 4 REB, 6 AST
  • Caleb Martin: 12 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST

Celtics Projected Box Score

  • Jayson Tatum: 38 PTS, 10 REB, 7 AST
  • Jaylen Brown: 33 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST
  • Malcolm Brogdon: 14 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
  • Derrick White: 12 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST
  • Marcus Smart: 11 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST

Remember, DimersBOT updates often, so keep checking this article for any changes to our betting analysis before Game 5 of the Heat vs. Celtics series on May 25, 2023.


Heat vs. Celtics Game 5 2023 NBA Playoffs

Thursday's Game 5 between the Celtics and Heat in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals is scheduled to begin at 8:30PM ET.

  • Who: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
  • Date: Thursday May 25, 2023
  • Time: 8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT
  • Venue: TD Garden

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