We have expert betting predictions for Game 4 of the Celtics vs. Heat series on Thursday.
The Miami Heat took the opening two games of the series before the Celtics hit back on Sunday.
Game 4 could decide the future winner of the Eastern Conference, so it’s all on the line in Orlando on Thursday.
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Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Game 4
The Boston Celtics got on the board after three games on Sunday, and it took a complete team effort over 48 minutes.
The Celtics could easily be 3-0 up in this series, had they been able to close out games where they had sizable leads. However, they now trail 2-1 against the Miami Heat, who are not easy to get past.
Miami won Game 1 in overtime before roaring back in the third quarter to take Game 2. They had a 37-17 advantage in the third quarter, and if Boston wants to extend this series to Game 6, they can’t let that happen again.
Boston is a team that has all the makings of an NBA champion outfit, but they need consistency. It was Jaylen Brown who stepped up on Sunday, and he has been their unsung hero for most of the season.
However, the Celtics need Kemba Walker to show up. He hasn’t been a factor at all in the playoffs, and he’s too good to be playing that poorly.
Miami have been able to adjust their style of play to limit Walker’s chances, but he has simply missed wide-open shots with regularity.
Despite being 2-0 down heading into Sunday’s game, many believed Boston could mount a comeback. They have a great chance to even this series on Thursday, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they did.
They are a confidence team and they have had their backs against the wall throughout the playoffs. However, Miami isn’t a team that will roll over.
They are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA this season, and if Jimmy Butler gets hot on the scoring front in Game 4, they could take a 3-1 lead.
Miami has lockdown defenders and knockdown shooters – a great combination for any team. They also have Bam Adebayo, who single-handedly blocked a game-tying shot from Jayson Tatum earlier in the series.
The winner of this game will be able to play for the full 48 minutes, and we believe Boston will be able to do that.
Bookmakers have them as the $1.64 favourites, which is on the short side. However, they have the momentum after winning Game 3 and they could square up this series on Thursday.
Tip: Boston Celtics to win @ $1.64 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Game 4 exotic betting tips
Punters can find excellent value betting options for Game 4 between Boston and Miami.
We have sorted through the best value markets for Thursday’s game, which includes Big Win Little Win, and match props markets.
We are expecting a close game on Thursday, so there is great value in the Big Win Little Win market. Boston is the favourite to win and we think they will, be we aren’t expecting them to win by more than 10 points.
It should be a close contest all the way till the end, so take Boston 1-10 @ $2.79, which is tremendous value for exotic players.
Punters can also back Miami 1-10 at $3.22 to cover your bases. This allows either team to win by less than 10 points, which is the likely outcome of this game.
More value can be found in the match props market, which includes wire-to-wire and both teams to score 100+ points. The wire-to-wire option means a team has to lead after every quarter, with Boston paying $3.30.
They could lead from start to finish and give punters plenty of value. Any other result is paying $1.67, which is a popular option, but go with the value play.