Will Jimmy Butler Bounce Back Against the Celtics? Bet On It

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Will Jimmy Butler Bounce Back Against the Celtics? Bet On It
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Three of the four games in the Eastern Conference final have been decided by double digits. 

The Miami Heat will look to bounce back from Monday’s 20-point loss to the Boston Celtics at home tonight in Game 5, scheduled to tip-off at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Let's dive into this game to get you ready for your NBA betting.


Star Crossed Stars

Jayson Tatum of the Celtics and Jimmy Butler of the Heat have played at extreme levels, both great and poor. Tatum shot 3-of-14 and scored 10 points in his team’s loss in Game 3. He responded by scoring a team-high 31 points on 8-of-16 shooting in the Game 4 win.

Butler scored 41 points in the Heat’s Game 1 win at home, but has scored just 14 points combined in the two road games. In Game-4, he had six points on 3-of-14 shooting. 

Can Butler bounce back in Game 5? Since joining the Heat in the 2019-20 season, he has failed to score 10 or more points 15 times. Following a game that he scored fewer than 10 points, the Heat are 8-7 straight-up, 6-9 against the spread, and 5-10-0 Over-Under, good for 67% winning Under bets.

Only three times in his career has Butler has failed to score 10 or more points in back-to-back games. His teams have responded with a 3-0 straight-up and against the spread record, which bodes well for the Heat tonight. 

I am going to the window to bet Miami on the moneyline.

Other Bets I Like Tonight

  1. Bet Heat guard Kyle Lowry Under 15.5 points and assists at -115 as offered at BetMGM Sportsbook.
  2. Bet Heat guard Max Strus Under 11.5 points at -115 as offered at BetMGM.
  3. Bet Butler Over .5 3-pointers made at -220 as offered at FanDuel.

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