Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics 5/19/2023 – The Miami Heat will take on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Friday for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Miami Heat is an overall 44-38 on the season and is ranked eighth in the Eastern Conference. The Boston Celtics are in second place in the conference with an overall 57-25 on the season. The Heat managed to win the first game and will try to repeat that performance here. But, the Boston Celtics will be winning this matchup according to the latest NBA Eastern Conference betting odds.
|When:||Friday, May 19, 8:30 PM ET|
|Where:||TD Garden Boston, MA|
46 points in Q3? The highest-scoring quarter in franchise postseason history 📈
Max led the way with 13 points in the frame. pic.twitter.com/KmNMTD14mr
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 18, 2023
Miami Heat Betting
The Miami Heat managed to win against the Boston Celtics with a final score of 123-116 in the first game of the finals series. The Heat is scoring an average of 109.79 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 46.01 percent. The Miami offense in this basketball season is being headed by Jimmy Butler who is putting up an average of 22.9 points in each game, along with 5.3 assists per matchup. On defense, the Heat is allowing opponents to score an average of 109.55 points in every game played.
POV: you're repping #HEATNation in Boston and see Jimmy's insane 3 fall 🔥 pic.twitter.com/aysI8MA4WY
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 18, 2023
Players to watch: Jimmy Butler SF 11 GP 11 GS 39.5 MIN 31.5 PTS 2.2 OR 4.3 DR 6.5 REB 5.5 AST 2.1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.1 TO 2.1 PF 2.7 AST/TO, Bam Adebayo C 12 GP 12 GS 35.2 MIN 18.3 PTS 2.8 OR 6.3 DR 9.1 REB 3.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 3.4 PF 1.3 AST/TO, Tyler Herro PG 1 GP 1 GS 19 MIN 12 PTS 0 OR 2 DR 2 REB 2 AST 0 STL 1 BLK 1 TO 1 PF 2 AST/TO.
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics dropped an easy game against the Heat, after allowing Miami to score impressively in the third quarter. The Celtics are scoring an average of 117.61 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 47.70 percent. The Boston offense in this NBA season is being led by Jayson Tatum who is dunking an average of 30.1 points in each game, while Marcus Smart is adding 6.3 helpers per matchup. Defense-wise, the Celtics are allowing opponents to score an average of 110.99 points in every game played.
preparing our response. pic.twitter.com/hdXsg0V4kR
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 18, 2023
Players to watch: Jayson Tatum SF 14 GP 14 GS 39.6 MIN 28.3 PTS 1.2 OR 9.1 DR 10.4 REB 4.9 AST 1 STL 1.2 BLK 2.4 TO 2.1 PF 2 AST/TO, Jaylen Brown SG 14 GP 14 GS 37.8 MIN 24.4 PTS 0.9 OR 4.6 DR 5.6 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 3.4 TO 2.9 PF 1 AST/TO, Marcus Smart PG 14 GP 14 GS 33.8 MIN 15.6 PTS 1.1 OR 2.8 DR 3.9 REB 5.5 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 1.9 PF 2.5 AST/TO.
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Betting Numbers
Miami are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami’s last 12 games.
Miami is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Miami’s last 10 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston.
Miami are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Boston are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 12 games.
Boston are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
Boston are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing at home against Miami.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Victor Oladipo SG Is out for the season, Knee
Tyler Herro SG Is out indefinitely, Hand
Omer Yurtseven C Is questionable on Friday vs Boston, Nose
Danilo Gallinari SF Is out indefinitely, ACL
Malcolm Brogdon PG Is probable Friday vs Miami, Forearm
|31-49-2||Against the Spread||45-36-1|
|109||Points per Game||117|
|–||Points Allowed per Game||–|
Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Miami Heat seems quite confident after winning in the first game, but the Celtics are going to be on guard throughout this game. The Boston Celtics will wisely use their home advantage in this matchup and will be winning here as per the top NBA betting predictions. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!
Moneyline: +325 is the ML set for the Heat in this game and the ML set for the Celtics is -405.
Spread: A spread of +9 (-107) is out for Heat and a spread of -9 (-113) is out for Celtics.
TOTALs: 216 o (-105) will go over for the Heat and the same will go under for the Celtics.
Score Prediction: 116-99 Celtics win.