The Heat let the Celtics back in after leading at half-time in Game 5. Can Miami take care of business, or will Boston force the Eastern Conference Finals to a Game 7? Dimers’ Game 5 Bet Hub predictions below👇
➖ odds is what you BET to win $100
➕ odds is what you WIN if you bet $100
Dimers’ Suggested Plays
BEST: 💵 Moneyline: Celtics H2H (-150*)
⛹️♂️ Player Prop: Jayson Tatum o26.5 points (*-122)
Best – Moneyline pick:
Celtics H2H are a 61% chance of winning
The Heat are slowly losing their ironclad grip on these Eastern Finals, and the Celtics know it. Boston were much improved in Game 5, not just on offense, but defensively as well, restricting Miami to just 19% from 3. The Celtics are simply too stacked to bow out now. Take them at the Moneyline today.
Jayson Tatum to score Over 26.5 points -122
Tatum led all scorers in Saturday’s Game 5 with 31 and he is the key to Boston extending the series. He’s scored more than 26 points three times in the East Finals already, make that four after Game 6.
Even when Miami was up 3-1, you could sense that this Eastern Conference Finals series still had some life left in it. It would be an anti-climactic way for Boston to end their season if they lost in Game 6. We see this one going the distance.
Dimers’ NBA Betting How To’s
How ‘The Spread’ works: A spread bet is when you bet on who you think will win after the underdog has been given a hypothetical ‘head start’. In a game, the books are giving Team X a +7.5 point head start against Team Y. In other words, they have 7.5 points added to their final score.
The two options on this market are effectively Team Y to win by 8 points or more, or Team X to get within 8 points or actually win the game.
If a team wins at the spread, they are said to have ‘covered’ the spread.
How ‘The Moneyline’ works: A moneyline bet is simply a bet placed on which team you think will win the NBA game head-to-head. The more likely a favorite is to win according to the sportsbook, the less you can win by betting on them. But the less favored an underdog is, the more you can win if it hits.
If we quote an edge (as a %), this is the difference in the probability suggested by the odds (what the books predict) when compared to Dimers’ predictive modelling = VALUE!
How the ‘Over/Under’ works: you bet on the total amount of points to be scored, in the example above, by a particular player. The sportsbook sets the total points that they believe the player will score, which includes any OT.
Your bet is on whether the player’s total will be more (Over) or less (Under) than that number, or line, set by the sportsbooks.
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*Odds and probabilities correct at time of publishing.