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

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.

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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.

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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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