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NBA Playoff Best Bets Game 5 Boston Celtics Miami Heat

Boston Celtics dominate Miami Heat in Game 5, showing lack of depth and offensive production from role players in series.

In a recent discussion, Michael Holley and Vincent Goodwill delved into the closely contested series between the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks, focusing on the impressive performance of James Harden.

Meanwhile, Vaughn Dalzell analyzed a pivotal home game for the Boston Celtics as they faced off against the Miami Heat in Game 5 with a 3-1 lead in the first round. Miami struggled in their recent home games, scoring only 12 points in each of the past two quarters and a mere 14 points in the third quarter of Game 1 in Boston. The Heat's offense has been inconsistent, with the exception of a standout performance in Game 2 where they shot an impressive 53.5% from three-point range.

Miami's lack of ball movement without Jimmy Butler has been evident, as they have relied heavily on free throws and three-point shooting in the last two games. With a 3-1 deficit and facing Boston on the road, Miami's goal will be to steal a win and force a Game 7, but the odds seem stacked against them.

The Heat's depth has been an issue, with players like Patty Mills stepping up but others failing to provide enough offensive firepower. Role players such as Haywood Highsmith, Nikola Jovic, and Caleb Martin have struggled to make an impact on the scoreboard.

In terms of betting, the Under 200 at -110 odds seems like a safe bet, with the series averaging lower scoring games. Miami has struggled to score consistently, with seven of their last nine playoff games resulting in 95 points or fewer.

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