What channel is Celtics vs. Heat on today? Game 5 TV schedule, live streams, start time for 2022 NBA Playoff game
Celtics vs. Heat: Game 5 prediction, pick, TV channel, live stream, how to watch NBA playoffs online
How to Watch Celtics Vs. Heat Game 5: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time
The Boston Celtics have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. They will square off against the Miami Heat at 8:30 p.m. ET Wednesday at FTX Arena. Boston will be strutting in after a victory while Miami will be stumbling in from a loss.
Boston's win brought them up to 2-2 while Miami's defeat pulled them down to an identical 2-2. Both teams are in the playoff hunt, so this is a critical game. The Celtics are expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Detroit Pistons Feb. 16 easily too and instead slipped up with a 112-111. In other words, don't count the Heat out just yet.
After the two teams alternated victories through the first four games of the series, Game 5 between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics is set for Wednesday night. This series has been an unpredictable one thus far, as both teams have switched between excellent and poor play, and both teams have had to deal with players being in and out of the lineup due to injury issues. After blowing the Heat out in Game 4, the Celtics will look to build off of that momentum, while Miami will look to bounce back and protect their home court.
Game 5 will be a big one, as teams that win the fifth game in a series that is tied at 2-2 go on to win the series a majority of the time. With that said, here's everything you need to know about the fifth game between Miami and Boston.
The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are tied 2-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, but the series has been anything but even -- and who wins Game 5 in Miami is anyone's guess.
A best-of-three series to decide who goes to the NBA Finals – that's what the Eastern Conference Finals has become.
The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics will meet for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night. Boston dominated Game 4 in a 102-82 decision that leveled the series at 2-2. Both teams are dealing with injuries, as Boston's Marcus Smart (ankle) and Miami's Tyler Herro (groin) are both questionable to play.
Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET in Miami. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Celtics as 2.5-point road favorites, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 204 in the latest Celtics vs. Heat odds. Before you make any Heat vs. Celtics picks and NBA predictions, you need to see what SportsLine expert Zack Cimini has to say.
A Las Vegas handicapper who's never afraid to buck conventional wisdom, Cimini excels in multiple sports. Over the past 33 NBA selections, Cimini is 22-11, returning almost $1,000 to $100 players. He is also on an amazing 35-16-1 run with his last 52 against-the-spread picks involving the Celtics, returning $1,648 to $100 players during that span. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Cimini has set his sights on Celtics vs. Heat, and just locked in his picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Heat vs. Celtics:
The Celtics and Heat are tied at two games apiece as the series shifts back to Miami for a pivotal Game 5 at FTX Arena. By now, I'm sure you're aware of the stat that the team that wins Game 5 in a best-of-seven series tied at 2-2 goes on to win the series 82 percent of the time.
Those are the odds these teams are facing in this massive contest, but it is worth noting that just last round, the Celtics dropped Game 5 in a 2-2 series to the Bucks and then went on to win Games 6 and 7 to advance to the Conference Finals.
Both teams have been plagued with injuries so far and the health of key rotation players could be a deciding factor in who takes Game 5.