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How to watch or stream tonight’s Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics contest for Game 1 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals? These four streaming services — YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, DirecTV Stream, and Sling TV — carry TNT and offer free trials, but there’s a better option to watch NBA games for free.

Entering Game 1 of this Eastern Conference Finals series, the Heat are 2-1 in their last three head-to-head meetings against Boston. Miami won 98-95 over the Celtics on Jan. 24. For Game 1, sportsbooks show the Celtics as 8.5-point favorites at home. BetOnline odds are featured below.

How to Watch Heat vs. Celtics Game 1 With A Free Live Stream

Although YouTube TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, and DirecTV Stream only offer free trials to first-time subscribers, there’s one other way to watch NBA games for free. Sports betting sites allow registered gamblers to watch any game for free after placing a bet.

Jazz Sports is one of the best sports betting sites that allows bettors to stream NBA games for free after they’ve placed a wager. This site offers same day payouts, daily casino promotions, and 24/7 bookmaking.

Follow the four steps below to watch any 2023 NBA Playoffs game live stream with Jazz Sports for free.

  1. Click here to sign up for Jazz Sports.
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  3. Place a bet on the Heat vs. Celtics game.
  4. Stream Game 1 of the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals for free.

How to Watch Heat vs. Celtics Game 1

For Game 1 of the Heat-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals series of the 2023 NBA Playoffs, this matchup will air live tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT. Per ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Celtics have an 85.9% probability of defeating the Heat in Game 1.

Click the Jazz Sports link below to watch the free live stream.

  • 🏀NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals 2023: Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics
  • 📅 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • 🕙 What time is Heat vs. Celtics Game 1: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • 🏟 Where is Heat vs. Celtics Game 1: TD Garden | Boston, Massachusetts
  • 📺 TV Channel: TNT
  • 💻 Free NBA Playoffs 2023 Live Stream: Jazz Sports
  • 🎲 NBA Playoffs 2023 ECF Game 1 Odds: Heat +8.5 (-110) | Celtics -8.5 (-110)

Heat vs. Celtics Game 1 Odds

On Wednesday night, the Heat (53-42, 39-53-3 ATS) enter this road matchup 41-23 as favorites, 12-19 as underdogs, 22-24-1 over/under away, and 20-26-1 ATS away. Our computers here at Basketball Insiders are projecting Boston to win, Miami to cover the spread, and for the point total to go over 211.

Additionally, the Celtics (65-30, 53-41-1 ATS) are 59-25 as favorites, 5-4 as underdogs, 28-19-1 over/under at home, and 28-20 ATS at home. Boston is 11-3 in its last 14 home games. The Celtics have also won their past nine straight games played on a Wednesday.

Next, Miami is 7-2 in its previous nine contests. The point total has gone over in eight of the Heat’s last nine road games. The Heat are 7-2 ATS in their past nine games as well.

Check out the Game 1 odds below for the Heat vs. Celtics game. For more information on how to watch or stream other NBA games, go to the main page.

NBA Playoff Odds Heat Celtics Play
Moneyline +295 -365 How to Watch Heat vs Celtics Game 1 | Free NBA Playoffs Live Stream 2023
Point Spread +8.5 (-110) -8.5 (-110) How to Watch Heat vs Celtics Game 1 | Free NBA Playoffs Live Stream 2023
Point Total 211 (-110) 211 (-110) How to Watch Heat vs Celtics Game 1 | Free NBA Playoffs Live Stream 2023


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James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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