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Celtics vs Heat Game 1 (5/17/22) NBA Picks, Predictions, and Player Prop Bets

NBA Picks, Predictions, and Player Prop Bets for this Eastern Conference Finals Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Game 1 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Celtics vs Heat Odds: 

This Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 is set to tip off  on Tuesday May 17th at 8:30pm et at the FTX arena in Miami, FL.

The latest NBA odds have the Heat as a -1.5 point favorite against the spread and -125 on the moneyline.  The over/under is currently sitting at 204 total points.  The NBA betting public has 68% of their money on Miami as the home favorites.

Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics as a -185 favorite to win this series and at +190 win the NBA Championship. The Heat are a +155 underdog right now to win the Eastern Conference and  +475 to win the championship.

Boston Celtics Game 1 Betting Preview:

The Celtics come into this matchup after getting the Sunday Game 7 blowout win 109-81 on against the Milwaukee Bucks.

In that semifinals series, Jayson Tatum averaged 27.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists. In the 3 games he faced the Heat this season, Jayson Tatum averaged 17.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists.

My 1-Unit Player Prop tonight is actually going on Jayson Tatum to go over the 3.5 pointers made (-125).

Then I have another player prop bet that I just doubled down on Jaylen Brown, so if you want free access to it just text “prop” to 702-234-0597 and you’ll receive a reply back with this big prop move. 

The Celtics have Marcus Smart listed as questionable for this game with a right foot sprain, so if you don’t see him on the floor, then Derrick White would get the start with Payton Pritchard coming off the bench.

Boston is 9-0 against the spread  in their last 9 games on the road and the total has gone under in 5 of the Celtics last 7 games.

Miami Heat Game 1 Betting Preview: 

Miami comes into this game with four nights of rest after knocking out the 76ers with the 4-2 conference semifinals series win.

All eyes will continue to be on that top tier Heat’s defense. They were able to hold the 76ers to an average of 97.5 points per game on 44 percent shooting from the field and 33.2 percent from 3-point land.

Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for this game 1 due to that left hamstring strain, so Gabe Vincent will most likely get the start and you’ll see Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro get more minutes. The Heat are 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 games and the total has gone under in 9 of Miami’s last 11 games.

NBA Picks & Predictions: 

In the Celtics vs Heat Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 matchup, I’m taking the Miami Heat First Quarter on the moneyline -125. Then for Free Premium Pick of the Week Access going on the Total in this game tonight, just click here. These type of picks have been red hot all playoffs long, so take advantage of this free premium information I have going on the total in this Tuesday Night basketball game. 


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