Heat vs. Celtics Same-Game Parlay Picks: Three Bets for Game 5 of East Finals

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Despite being down 3-1 in the series, the betting line favors the Celtics to win Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night. Along with the odds for the game, sportsbooks carry hundreds of prop bets, giving bettors plenty of options for building Heat vs. Celtics same-game parlays.

Here are a few of our favorite Heat vs. Celtics same-game parlays.

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DraftKings SGPs for Heat vs. Celtics Game 5

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:

Heat vs. Celtics Same Game Parlay No. 1

  • Over 215.5 points -110
  • Jayson Tatum, Over 31.5 points +105
  • SGP odds: +230

It is hard to say who will win this game or by how much, but we do know there is a good chance the two teams will combine for 216+ points. Two of the four games in the series were over 216, and the other two were 216 and 215. Miami tends to score more at home (111.4) but also gives up more (110.2).

Of course, the trick will be whether you can trust Boston to keep the momentum they gained from winning Game 4.

For them to do so, Jayson Tatum must have another solid night. Except for a 14-point performance in Game 3, he’s scored 30, 34, and 33 points. He has averaged 28.1 PPG during the postseason and scored 30+ in eight of 17 playoff games.

A $100 wager will result in a $330 payday, your stake plus $230 in winnings.

Celtics vs. Heat Game 1
Jayson Tatum led the Celtics to a win in Game 4 of the ECF with another 30+ point night. The Celtics will need another big night from him to win Game 5 in Boston Thursday night. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire)

Heat vs. Celtics Same Game Parlay No. 2

  • Jaylen Brown, Under 19.5 points +180
  • Marcus Smart, Under 11.5 points +120
  • SGP odds: +525

While many of the Celtics picked up their level of play in Game 4, Brown’s production remained about the same. He shot better from the floor (7-of-16, 43.8%) than in the previous three games, but he struggled the few times he went to the free-throw line (2-of-5).

Celtics will try to win Game 5 with defense, a big game from Jayson Tatum, and a solid night from behind the arc. Brown has hit three of 25 three-point attempts in the series, so look for other players to take more of those shots.

Marcus Smart scored 12+ in 10 of 13 games in rounds 1 and 2 but has gone under 11.5 in three of four games against Miami. That trend will continue in Game 5.

A $100 wager will result in a $625 payday, your stake plus $525 in winnings.

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Heat vs. Celtics Same Game Parlay No. 3

  • Max Strus, Under 10.5 points -105
  • Bam Adebayo, Under 15.5 points +150
  • SGP odds: +390

Strus has seen his role/production decrease with each game of the ECF. He’s not shooting poorly overall (60%, 50%, 33.3%, and 44.4%). He isn’t taking many shots (10, 6, 9, and 9). With Boston stepping up the intensity in front of a friendly home crowd, Strus will have an even harder time finding shots Thursday night.

Adebayo was good for 20 and 22 in the first two games in Boston, but he took 13 and 17 shots in those games. But in the last two, the Celtics neutralized him, holding him to five and seven shots (13 and 10 points).

Look for him to have a similar night in Game 5.

A $100 wager will result in a $490 payday, your stake plus $390 in winnings.

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Travis Pulver

Travis Pulver

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Travis Pulver is a senior writer for Gaming Today and a lifelong football fan, something he says comes naturally having been born in the football-crazy state of Texas. Through the years, Pulver's love of sports has extended into baseball, basketball, golf, and rugby. Life currently finds him in Indiana with his wife and two kids.

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