The Eastern Conference Finals are getting interesting as the Boston Celtics visit the Miami Heat, Saturday night, in game six. Boston has had their back against the walls for the past two games, but they kept fighting and are now just two games away from pulling off a historic comeback. Below is my NBA pick for the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat.
Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Betting Pick
The Pick: Miami Heat +3.0
This game will be played at Kaseya Center at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2023.
Why Bet the Miami Heat:
✅ Miami has covered the spread in 10 of their last 14 games played.
✅ The Heat have won seven of their last eight home games.
✅ Against the Celtics, Miami has covered the spread in five of their last seven meetings
Boston Celtics Making Things Interesting
Boston has to win four games in a row to make history, and they are now two games away from doing just that. The Celtics have been dominant over the last six quarters of this series, and they will hope to carry that momentum into their final trip to Miami.
Game four started off all Boston as they won the first quarter by 15 points and never looked back. The Celtics grew that lead to 17 at the half and just had to focus on not losing focus in the second half. Miami put up a fight in the third quarter, but the Celtics still were able to grow their lead to 18 points entering the final 12 minutes. The Heat were finally able to get a quarter win, but it was much too little too late as Boston cruised to the 110-97 victory. Now trailing 3-2, all the momentum is with Boston as the series heads back down to South Beach.
Jayson Tatum was impressive with 21 points, eight rebounds, 11 assists, and two steals on the night. Devin White added 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, and two steals in the victory.
The Miami Heat Need to Get It Done
Miami looks like a completely different team since halftime of game four. The Heat cannot guard anyone and cannot string together multiple offensive possessions to save their lives. It feels like game six is the series decider in this one as it is tough to see the Heat heading up to Boston to win game seven.
In the game five loss, Bam Adebayo had 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Duncan Robinson came off the bench and added 18 points, four rebounds, and nine assists.