The Boston Celtics enter Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat as 10-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Friday begins at 8:30 PM ET on TNT from TD Garden. The Heat are ahead in the series 1-0. The over/under is set as 215 points for the contest.
How to bet Celtics vs. Heat
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -470 odds to pick up the win, while the Heat are listed at +361 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 215 points.
Celtics vs. Heat Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, May 19, 2023
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Arena: TD Garden
Celtics vs. Heat Betting Trends
The Celtics have played 82 games, with 44 wins against the spread. Boston has won 53, or 71.6%, of the 74 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Celtics games this year have gone over the total in 43 out of 82 opportunities (52.4%).
The Heat have 30 wins against the spread in 82 games this year. Miami has an 8-16 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games). Heat games this season have eclipsed the over/under 40 times in 82 opportunities (48.8%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Heat: Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee), Tyler Herro: Out (Hand), Omer Yurtseven: Probable (Nose)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
It’s been a dominant stretch for Boston, which is scoring 117.9 points per game (fourth-best in NBA) and giving up 111.4 points per contest (fourth-best). The Celtics are posting 120.5 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are averaging 115.4 points per contest. The Celtics have seen a decrease in scoring recently, racking up 113.6 points per game in their last 10 outings, 4.3 points fewer than the 117.9 they’ve scored this season.
Boston ranks second-best in the NBA by making 16 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks sixth in the league at 37.7%. In terms of shot breakdown, the Celtics have taken 52% two-pointers (accounting for 62% of the team’s buckets) and 48% from beyond the arc (38%).
What you need to know about the Miami Heat
In 2022-23, Miami is worst in the NBA on offense (109.5 points scored per game) but second-best defensively (109.8 points conceded). At home the Heat are scoring 111.4 points per game, 3.9 more than they are averaging away (107.5). While the Heat are averaging 109.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, producing 111.7 a contest.
Miami is 16th in the league in 3-pointers made (12 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage (34.4%). The Heat take 59.2% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 40.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.5% of the Heat’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 30.5% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Celtics, and we expect that Heat will cover the spread (Celtics -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 215 points.
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