Heat Vs Celtics: Finals Game 2 Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 19, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 18, 2022

The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are meeting in the Eastern Conference Finals, with Game 2 up next. The Heat (-1) will meet the Celtics (-105 to win) starting at 8:30 PM ET on Thursday. This game has a point total of 206.5.

The insights in the following article are based off odds valid as of May 19, 2022 at 8:02 PM ET. Check out the table below for the latest odds for this contest and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Heat Vs Celtics Betting Odds

Injury Report as of May 19

Heat: Kyle Lowry: Out (Hamstring), Gabe Vincent: Probable (Knee), Max Strus: Probable (Hamstring), Caleb Martin: Probable (Ankle)

Celtics: Marcus Smart: Probable (Foot), Al Horford: Probable (Health Protocols), Derrick White: Out (Personal), Sam Hauser: Out (Shoulder)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Heat (-1)
Total Pick Over (206.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Heat Vs Celtics Stat Rankings

Heat Avg. (Rank) Celtics Avg. (Rank)
109.2 (21st) Points Scored 111.8 (12th)
104.9 (3rd) Points Allowed 104.5 (1st)
43.4 (22nd) Rebounds 46.0 (5th)
9.7 (19th) Off. Rebounds 10.5 (11th)
13.5 (6th) 3pt Made 13.2 (8th)
25.3 (9th) Assists 24.8 (14th)
13.6 (22nd) Turnovers 13.0 (13th)

Heat Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jimmy Butler 57 21.4 5.9 5.5 1.6 0.5 0.5
Tyler Herro 66 20.7 5.0 4.0 0.7 0.1 2.7
Bam Adebayo 56 19.1 10.1 3.4 1.4 0.8 0.0
Kyle Lowry 63 13.3 4.4 7.4 1.1 0.2 2.3
Victor Oladipo 8 12.4 2.9 3.5 0.6 0.1 1.9

Celtics Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 76 26.9 8.0 4.4 0.9 0.6 3.0
Jaylen Brown 66 23.6 6.1 3.5 1.0 0.3 2.5
Derrick White 75 13.2 3.5 4.9 0.9 0.8 1.5
Marcus Smart 71 12.1 3.8 5.9 1.7 0.3 1.7
Al Horford 69 10.2 7.7 3.4 0.7 1.3 1.3

Betting Trends

  • Miami’s record against the spread is 54-39-1.
  • The Heat are 35-31-1 as 1-point favorites or more.
  • This year, 49 of Miami’s 82 games have gone over the point total.
  • In 63 games this year, Miami and its opponent have combined for more than 206.5 points.
  • Heat games have had an average of 214.2 points this season, 7.7 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Boston has 51 wins in 82 games against the spread this season.
  • Against the spread as 1-point underdogs or greater, the Celtics are 16-9-1.
  • There have been 46 Boston games (out of 82) that hit the over this year.
  • So far this year, 61 Boston games have featured over 206.5 points scored.
  • The average total points scored in Celtics games this year (206.5) is 9.4 points higher than the total for this matchup.
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