TAB Betting Blog: Back the Heat to close out Celtics

play
Herro humble after Game 4 performance (1:21)

Tyler Herro talks to Rachel Nichols after taking over down the stretch and scoring 37 points to lead the Heat to a 3-1 series lead. (1:21)

NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals - Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat (Saturday 10:30am AEST)

The Miami Heat are one win away from reaching the NBA Finals for the first time in six years, yet they are outsiders at TAB to win Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics on Saturday morning.

Despite the Heat holding a three-one series lead, it is evenly poised with both teams scoring 441 points in the first four games.

After the Heat won the opening two games (117-114 in overtime in Game 1 and 106-101 in Game 2), the Celtics bounced back with a 117-106 victory in Game 3.

In Game 4, rookie Tyler Herro was the Heat's main man with 37 points off the bench in a 112-109 triumph although he was ably supported by Jimmy Butler (24 points), Goran Dragic (22 points) and Bam Adebayo (20 points).

If the Celtics are to stay alive in the Eastern Conference Finals, Jayson Tatum cannot afford to have a scoreless first half in Game 5.

To his credit, he did respond with 28 second-half points in Game 4, which bettered the output of Jaylen Brown (21 points) and Kemba Walker (20 points).

Considering the Heat are holding the lead in an evenly-matched series, they appeal as outsiders to win Game 5.

Tip: The Miami Heat to defeat the Boston Celtics as $2.35 outsiders

NFL Week 3 - Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Rams (Monday 3am AEST)

The Los Angeles Rams are showing the form that propelled them to a berth in Super Bowl LIII and they will be aiming to stay unbeaten against another undefeated team, the Buffalo Bills, on Monday morning.

The Rams defeated the Dallas Cowboys 20-17 at home in Week 1 before accounting for the Eagles 37-19 in Philadelphia last week.

Quarterback Jared Goff was not spectacular in the opening game against the Cowboys, but he was terrific against the Eagles going 20-of-27 for 267 yards and three touchdown passes.

Goff also benefited from the Rams defence intercepting Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on two occasions.

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald has already registered five tackles and one sack in the opening fortnight and he will provide headaches for the Bills offence.

The Bills defeated the New York Jets 27-17 at home in Week 1 before their 31-28 road victory over the Miami Dolphins last week.

Quarterback Josh Allen has starred with six touchdown passes and no interceptions, although he has faced teams expected to struggle this season.

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick did throw for 328 yards and two touchdown passes against the Bills, so their defence will have to tighten up against the Rams.

The Rams appear value as slight outsiders.

Tip: The Los Angeles Rams to beat the Buffalo Bills at $2.05