May 27, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) and forward Jimmy Butler (22) celebrate against the Boston Celtics during the second half in game six of the 2022 eastern conference finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
- Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals takes place on Sunday night
- Boston is favored by 2.5 points over the Miami Heat
- Read below for the Heat vs Celtics Game 7 player props and best bets
The Miami Heat are hosting the Boston Celtics for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, May 29th. Boston is favored by 2.5 points on the road as they look to return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.
The winner of Sunday’s game will matchup with the Golden State Warriors in the Finals, starting on Thursday.
Heat vs Celtics Game 7 Player Props
|BOS @ MIA||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Jayson Tatum (BOS)||28.5 (O -120 | U -102)||7.5 (O +106 | U -130)||5.5 (O +114 | U -140)||3.5 (O -108 | U -120)|
|Jaylen Brown (BOS)||24.5 (O +100 | U -122)||6.5 (O +106 | U -130)||2.5 (O -162 | U +132)||2.5 (O -186 | U +144)|
|Jimmy Butler (MIA)||27.5 (O -106 | U -116)||7.5 (O -118 | U -104)||4.5 (O -144 | U +118)||1.5 (O +110 | U -140)|
|Al Horford (BOS)||9.5 (O -118 | U -104)||8.5 (O -115 | U -105)||3.5 (O +118 | U -144)||1.5 (O +140 | U -180)|
|Bam Adebayo (MIA)||14.5 (O -118 | U -102)||9.5 (O -105 | U -115)||2.5 (O -118 | U -104)||OFF|
|Marcus Smart (BOS)||13.5 (O +102 | U -124)||3.5 (O -104 | U -118)||5.5 (O -110 | U -110)||2.5 (O +142 | U -184)|
|Kyle Lowry (MIA)||11.5 (O -106 | U -116)||3.5 (O -120 | U -102)||5.5 (O -124 | U +102)||1.5 (O -178 | U +138)|
|P.J. Tucker (MIA)||7.5 (O +102 | U -124)||5.5 (O +110 | U -134)||OFF||1.5 (O +180 | U -235)|
|Max Strus (MIA)||10.5 (O -104 | U -114)||3.5 (O +122 | U -150)||OFF||2.5 (O -102 | U -125)|
Odds as of May 29 at FanDuel
All eyes will be on Jayson Tatum and Jimmy Butler in Game 7 as both teams look to stay alive in NBA Championship odds — the All-Star pair have the two highest points lines for the decider.
Jimmy Butler Steps Up Again
Jimmy Butler has fluctuated between magnificent and underwhelming this series. He was ice-cold offensively in Games 3, 4, and 5. The former Bull bounced back in a big way in Game 6, dropping 47 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, carrying the Heat to an improbable Game 7.
Butler has a knack for finding his best performances in the playoffs when it matters most, and while his inconsistency makes his props difficult to judge heading into the final game of the series, it’s reasonable to expect another dominant display. He cruised past this 40.5 points, rebounds and assists line in the clincher against the Sixers in the last round, and got into the fifties in two of four games in the first round.
Jimmy Butler: “D-Wade never hits me until his voice is really really needed. And I needed it.”
— Ruthie Polinsky (@ruthiepolinsky) May 28, 2022
The Celtics defense has always been focused on Butler. That won’t change for this game, but it’s not going to hamper his aggressiveness on offense. We can expect a high free throw mark once again, and if the Celtics send help, Butler is going to pick out teammates to boost those assist numbers.
The track record isn’t great for this over aside from the last game, yet Butler’s knack for stepping up in the biggest games makes this a good bet at -113.
Pick: Jimmy Butler over 40.5 points, rebounds and assists (-113)
Tatum Remains a Force on the Boards
Jayson Tatum has been an effective rebounder throughout this postseason. He’s averaging eight rebounds per game against the Heat, and has notched eight or more boards in each of the last three games. The All-NBA forward has a 7.5 rebounds line for Game 7 on Sunday night, and is once again on course to play well over 40 minutes.
Butler, Tatum, Williams, Smart, Tucker, Lowry are all very very very obviously playing hurt and none of them will even remotely acknowledge it themselves.
And it’s like “cool but we also have eyes, it’s okay” lol
— Nekias (Nuh-KY-us) Duncan (@NekiasNBA) May 26, 2022
Ime Udoka has run some smaller line ups of late, placing Tatum at the four. Naturally, he has greater rebounding opportunities in these groups. Robert Williams is also unlikely to play 30+ minutes, which leads to Tatum being needed more on the glass.
Given how many rebounds Tatum has been grabbing of late, getting plus odds on over 7.5 rebounds is solid value. In Tatum’s eight games with the highest minutes totals this postseason, he has collected eight or more boards in five of them. Back the over here.
Pick: Jayson Tatum over 7.5 rebounds (+106)
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