NBA Picks, Predictions, and Player Prop Bets 5/23/22
Game 4 of this Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics tips off this Monday, May 23rd at 8:30pm et
Heat vs Celtics Game 4 Preview:
The Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Game 4 tips off this Monday Night and I’m releasing these Expert Free NBA Picks, Predictions and Player Prop Bets on it, so let’s get right into this sports betting preview.
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The latest DraftKings NBA odds have the Boston Celtics as the -6.5 point favorite against the spread with the total at 208.5 points.
The NBA betting public currently has 66% of their money behind Boston as the home favorite.
Miami comes into this game with the 2-1 series lead after their Saturday 109-103 victory. The Heat scored 39 first quarter points lead by Bam Adebayo who finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists.
This story line for this game 4 will be around Jimmy Butler and his right knee. Reports say that he will be on the floor, but he’s officially listed as questionable. His knee inflammation got so bad on Saturday, that he had to sit out the second half of the game. If he does get the start, then he’ll most likely be still limited, so you’ll see Victor Oladipo get an increase in minutes.
In this last 4 games against the Celtics, Jimmy Butler has averaged 25.5 points and 5.3 rebounds, so it’s definitely a huge offensive blow if he’s not at full strength.
My 1-Unit NBA Player Prop won’t be on Jimmy B but it will be on the Celtics, Jaylen B to go over the 6.5 total rebounds at the -140 price.
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The Heat are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games and the total has gone over in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Now for the Celtics, if they want tie up this Eastern Conference Finals series 2-2, then they can’t have 23 turnovers. In Game 3, they finished with a better shooting percentage from the field and 3-point land, but those turnovers crushed them. Jaylen Brown went 14 of 20 from the field with 40 total points, but unfortunately he also had 7 turnovers.
They were without Robert Williams in Saturday’s matchup due to his knee injury and the reports today say he’ll be a game time decision. If Williams misses this matchup, then you’ll continue to see an increase in minutes for Al Horford and Grant Williams.
On Sunday afternoon, Coach Udoka said that Marcus Smart has some swelling around his ankle after suffering a pretty bad sprain on Saturday. He said that Smart will continue to get treatment and will be reassessed Monday afternoon. If he’s not on the floor, then Derrick White and Payton Pritchard will need to really step it up to fill that void.
The Celtics are 12-5 straight up in their last 17 games at home and the total has gone over in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games
In this Heat vs Celtics Monday Night basketball game, I’m taking the Celtics First Quarter -2.5 at the -115 price.
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