On Tuesday night, the NBA playoffs continue with Game 5 of the much anticipated Eastern Conference Finals. Join us for our free NBA picks for the fifth duel of the Eastern Conference Finals in South Beach between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics.
NBA Matchup: #4 Boston Celtics @ #2 Miami Heat Game 5
Date: Tuesday, June 5th, 8:30 ET
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
NBA Playoffs Odds: Miami -8
NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
We have seen a bunch of points scored in this series over the course of the last few games, yet we have not really seen the ‘total’ take all that much of a rise. In this one though, we are convinced that the two defenses are going to once again step it up. The two teams haven’t been shooting the ball all that well, and there aren’t a ton of second chance opportunities. Neither team is stroking it from beyond the arc all that well, and there have to be some tremendously tired legs after playing Game 4 on Sunday night and then traveling all the way back to South Beach. These are two teams that have been through a grueling season, and this series has to really be taking its toll on both squads. After watching six different players go through 43+ minutes on the court between the two sides on Sunday, this one should stay beneath the ‘total’.
NBA Free Pick: Boston/Miami Under 179.5