Al Horford Over 7 Points
Al Horford is an established veteran player known for his ability to contribute in multiple aspects of the game. As a skilled big man, he possesses an impressive arsenal of offensive moves, including a reliable mid-range jumper, post-up game, and ability to drain shots from beyond the arc. Horford has demonstrated throughout his career that he can score in various situations, both as a scorer and a facilitator. In a must win game for the Celtics, I expect Horford to show up big for the Celtics tonight and crush this 7 point line.
The Boston Celtics’ offensive system often relies on a balanced attack, with multiple players involved in scoring. However, the team has faced challenges in their scoring output during the Eastern Conference Finals. This lack of consistent scoring options creates an opportunity for Horford to step up and take on a more prominent offensive role. While Horford’s scoring numbers may not have been exceptionally high throughout the series, he has shown glimpses of his scoring potential. Horford has scored 12, 8, 2, and 7 points in this series and is averaging 9 PPG in the Celtics last 10 playoff matchups. At home, Horford’s scoring average increases to 11 PPG and he is shooting 50% success rate from the field against the Heat this season. Horford shot 6 and 5 3-Pointers in the last 2 games of this series, so there is plenty of opportunity for him to surpass the 7 point line.
As Game 5 is a crucial moment in the Eastern Conference Finals, both teams will be highly motivated to secure a win. In high-stakes games like this, experienced players like Horford tend to step up and deliver. Hammer the over 7 point line and cash this play on Jock MKT.
Robert Williams Over 6.5 Points
Robert Williams has showcased his offensive potential in this series, demonstrating an ability to finish at the rim and contribute as a lob threat. His athleticism and leaping ability make him a valuable target in pick-and-roll situations, where he can catch lobs or finish strong at the rim. Williams’ recent performances have highlighted his scoring ability, and if he can build on those outings, he stands a good chance of surpassing the 6.5-point threshold in Game 5 tonight at TD Garden.
Williams is averaging 11 PPG against Miami this season and 8.5 PPG at home. In the entire postseason, he is averaging 7.6PPG, so the 6.5 line seems too low tonight. The Heat often employ a smaller lineup with agile defenders, which could create opportunities for Williams to exploit his size and athleticism. In pick-and-roll situations, his ability to roll to the rim or slip into open space can put pressure on the Heat’s defense and create scoring opportunities. Williams’ offensive rebounding prowess may lead to second chance points, especially if he can establish good positioning against smaller opponents.
Williams’ strengths as a lob threat and finisher could become a focal point of the Celtics’ game plan, leading to an increased scoring output for him. We’re playing the over 6.5 line tonight on Williams. Let’s cash.