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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 May 19, 2023

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview | NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 May 19, 2023

The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics play Game 2 of their series this Friday. Check out our preview of this Heat vs Celtics matchup in the 2022-23 NBA Playoffs. There are more basketball previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets once you’re ready.

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Betting Preview for the Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 on May 19, 2023

Where: TD Garden, Boston

When: Friday, May 19, 2023, 8:30 PM ET

Line: Miami Heat (+9.0) vs. Boston Celtics (-9.0) – view all 2020-21 NBA lines

TV Broadcast: TNT


Betting on the Miami Heat (+9.0)

Regular Season Record: 44-38

Jimmy Butler and the Heat stole the show (and the win) in Game 1 of this series, as they etched a 123-116 victory to draw first blood. Butler powered his way through for 35 points while four other Heat players chipped in 15 points each. The Heat have an extremely focused mindset at the moment, with Butler acting as the perfect leader of this no-quit bunch. Miami is not afraid and it doesn’t believe – or at least care – that it’;s the underdog in this series. Over their last 10 games, the Heat have averaged 111.7 points, 41.2 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.8 steals, and 3.9 blocks while connecting on 45.7 percent of their attempts from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.8 points as well over that same span. The Heat are also 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games after a win.

Betting on the Boston Celtics (-9.0)

Regular Season Record: 57-25

The Celtics let Game 1 to slip away from their hands, but they can give it another go this Friday evening. Boston has covered the spread in seven of their last eight games after a loss and they are also 8-3 against the spread in games following just a day of rest. With Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the Celtics can continue feeling confident about their chances to win the series despite getting upset in the opener. Tatum and Brown combined for 52 points and 15 boards in Game 1. Over their last 10 games, the Celtics have averaged 113.6 points, 42.6 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 5.3 steals, and 6.7 blocks while draining 48.1 percent of the shots from the floor. Boston has also surrendered just an average of 107.5 points in that same stretch.

Writer’s Prediction

The Celtics win, 107-97.

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