Just when Boston looked dead in the water, the Celtics rallied and enter Miami on a two-game winning streak. The NBA lines favor Boston to win a third straight game and to force a Game 7. As Boston continues to fight for its life, Miami will match the Celtics’ efforts in looking to end this series. Bank on these players using the NBA props to do serious damage this Saturday.
Heat vs Celtics Game 6 Information
- Date: Saturday, May 27, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: TD Garden, Boston
- Heat vs Celtics Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Tatum Will Bring the Heat
Jayson Tatum is the best player in this series. Jimmy Butler may have the biggest moments, but the four-time All-Star can take over any game as he did in Game 4. If we disregard his Game 3 no-show, Tatum is averaging 29.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 6.8 assists. In the last two games, he’s nearly averaging a triple double. As focused as he’ll ever, bet online on Tatum to continue filling the stat sheet.
Pick: Jayson Tatum Total Points, Rebounds, Assists – Over 47½ (-105)
Jayson Tatum has been a 1A in Games 4 and 5. Playmaking and defending at such a high level. pic.twitter.com/s2TerDRWtD
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) May 26, 2023
Butler Will Fire Right Back
Since dropping 35 in Game 1, Jimmy Butler has averaged 21.5 points on 44.9% shooting. He’s been human. But “Playoff Jimmy” is due to show up again in a must-win game with his word on the line. Butler averaged 41 points with a 547/417/864 shooting line in games 6 and 7 last year. Call it deja vu, but it’s worth betting online Butler delivers.
Derrick Stays White Hot
While Malcolm Brogdon has fallen out of the rotation, Derrick White has emerged as Boston’s top guard beside Marcus Smart. The former Spur has come alive and has 40 points on 61.9% shooting in his last two games. White isn’t just hitting 3s now (58.1% in this series!). He’s rounded out his scoring, thus our NBA pick is for him to keep it up.
Pick: Derrick White Total Points – Over 13½ (-105)
Adebayo The Playmaker
Bam Adebayo is more known for his versatility and defense. But as he’s shown before, he can get hot at the right time. Instead of filling up his points however, Adebayo can excel as a playmaker. Kyle Lowry may make fun of him for saying it. But Adebayo has the second-highest usage rate on the team and he’ll plenty of opportunities to rack up assists.
Pick: Bam Adebayo Total Assists – Over 3½ (+125)
Both Teams Come Out Swinging
This game will have the atmosphere of an NBA Finals. There will be no distractions this time as both the Celtics and Heat know they have to win this game. As such, expect both teams to come out hot here. Erik Spoelstra has been impeccable at making adjustments on the defensive end. But Boston has the momentum and that will lead to them scoring quickly.
Pick: 1st Quarter Race to 10 Points – Celtics (-125)
That’s not to say Miami will just take it. Led by Butler and Adebayo, the Heat will find ways to score. As such, the first quarter has a good chance of being the highest-scoring period. Each team will then adjust and tighten up defensively as the game goes.
Pick: Highest Scoring Quarter – 1st Quarter (+260)
Live Betting Pick
Both the NBA news lean on Boston in this one. The team is more talented than Miami and has finally awoken. It took a 3-0 deficit to do it, but Boston is playing like it wants to win. They should be the team to support as the NBA odds have it whether they start fast (they should) or go down in a deficit. They have the skills and now the will to win in either situation.