The Eastern Conference Finals have certainly not gone as expected. The Boston Celtics have struggled, while the surprising Miami Heat are a game away from securing a spot in the NBA Finals. Along with the betting line, sportsbooks carry hundreds of prop bets, giving bettors plenty of options for building Celtics vs. Heat same-game parlays.
Here are a few of our favorite Celtics vs. Heat same-game parlays.
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DraftKings SGPs for Celtics vs. Heat Game 4
Same Game Parlays have become popular for obvious reasons. You have a chance to win more money while risking less. Who doesn’t want to do that?
But, if you are not careful, it is easy to fall into a trap with parlays and same-game parlays. As tempting as adding one more leg and watching your potential payout grow can be, taking a cautious approach (fewer legs) is advisable. Yes, you can win more money with additional legs, but the house has the advantage, which you can minimize by going with fewer legs.
Comparing the odds at some of the top sports betting apps is always advisable, but for this game, we are featuring odds from DraftKings:
Celtics vs. Heat Same Game Parlay No. 1: If You Believe in the Celtics
- Jayson Tatum Over 30.5 points (+100)
- Celtics to win outright (-105)
- SGP odds: +245
When the Celtics faced elimination against the 76ers, the defense dominated Game 6 and carried the team to a win. With their backs once again against the wall as they face elimination, we could see another monstrous defensive effort carry the team. But we think the offense will play a significant role.
That means the team’s best player must have a big night. During the postseason, Jayson Tatum has scored 30+ points in five of 16 games and in two of his last four (30 in Game 2). Tatum will make sure the Celtics do not get swept. Count on him having a big night and carrying the Celtics to a victory.
A $100 wager will result in a $345 payday, your stake plus $245 in winnings.
Celtics vs. Heat Same Game Parlay No. 2: If You Do Not Believe in the Celtics
- Jaylen Brown Under 20.5 points (+170)
- Heat -1.5 (+100)
- SGP odds: +360
Brown was an integral part of the team’s success against the Hawks in the first round and against the 76ers in the second. Between the two, he scored 20+ points in 10 of 13 games. But against the Heat, he has struggled with his shot (shooting 37.7%) and has scored 22, 16, and 12 points.
With how both teams are playing, there is no reason to think Brown will do any better in Game 4. The game may be closer than the previous three, but the Heat will win (by at least a basket).
A $100 wager will result in a $460 payday, your stake plus $360 in winnings.
Celtics vs. Heat Same Game Parlay No. 3: If You Believe in the Heat
- Gabe Vincent, three-pointers made 3+ +100
- Heat -1.5 +100
- Over 216.5 -105
- SGP odds: +525
Gabe Vincent was a decent three-point shooter during the regular season (33.4%) but has been on a roll during the Eastern Conference Finals, hitting 10-of-13 for an impressive 66.7% from behind the arc. After seeing him hit six-of-nine three-pointers in Game 3, the Celtics may try to clamp down on him more.
But since Jimmy Butler will remain the focus of the Boston defense, he may still get enough open looks to hit three.
Two of three games have been over 216.5 points (the other total was 216 points). The Over has gone 11-3 for Miami during the postseason and 11-5 for Boston. With the Heat focused on closing the series out and the Celtics focused on remaining alive, both teams will put up enough points to go Over the total.
Boston will put in a valiant effort, but Miami is playing like a team on a mission. They’ll close out the ECF with a win in Game 4 (by at least two points).