Celtics vs Heat Game 2: NBA Play-Off Prediction and Odds

Celtics vs Heat: The Celtics have defeated in Game 1 despite leading at halftime. We think Boston will be better on defense this time and cover as four-point underdogs in South Beach on Thursday night. More information may be found in our Celtics vs. Heat betting predictions. The third quarter cost the Boston Celtics the series opener against the Miami Heat. However, it is considering the Celtics’ situation heading into that game. The basketball bettors have to cut them some slack. Boston just got one day off after going seven challenging games with Milwaukee in Round 2. In addition, the team is missing starters Al Horford and Marcus Smart. And then watched as Miami blew out an 8-point halftime lead, scoring 39 points in the third quarter to win 118-107. However, the Heat is now 4-point favorites in Game 2 on Thursday.

Celtics vs Heat Game 2: NBA Play-Off Prediction and Odds

Celtics vs Heat Game 2 info

  • FTX Arena, Miami, FL
  • Thursday, May 20, 2022
  • 8:30 p.m. ET

Celtics vs Heat Odds

Following Game 1, Miami was as high as -5, but early action on Boston slid as low as -3.5. Before a repurchase on the Heat established the market consensus at -4 for Game 2. Moreover, as of Wednesday morning, the total had risen to 207.5 points from 205.5. Use the live odds widget above to keep track of any future line changes until the game begins. Also, before betting, be sure to check out the entire NBA odds to ensure you receive the best number.

Celtics: +115
Heat: -135

Game 2 predictions

  • Prediction: Boston +4 (-110)
  • Prediction: Over 207.5 (-115)
  • Best bet: Over 207.5 (-115)

Key injuries


Marcus Smart G, Al Horford F, and Sam Hauser F are all Questionable.


Kyle Lowry G

Game 2 picks and predictions

Spread analysis

Boston Celtics was a 1.5-point underdog in Game 1 while being a series favorite. When it was reported that Smart would miss the game due to a foot injury, the Celtics’ closing line slipped to +4.5. While Horford was out with COVID. The Celtics’ 16 total mistakes led to 19 points for Miami. While Boston’s defense was caught off guard, committing 24 fouls on 34 free throw attempts for the Heat, who only missed four shots. Before Game 1 and Game 2, the Celtics won’t need to make any significant adjustments, aside from a hot supper and a comfortable bed. A lack of energy and focus contributed to many of the team’s critical errors in the opening. Also, all of them result from tiredness after a quick turnaround and short bench. Horford’s unexpected absence also leaves a hole in Ime Udoka’s game plan.

Prediction: Boston +4 (-110)

Over/Under analysis

Lastly, given how often Miami went to the line for points scored with the clock stopped. The final score for Game 2 could be a touch lower. The Heat went 30 for 34 at the line. It includes 14 for 17 in the third quarter due to the Celtics’ fatigue. Jimmy Butler hit 17 of his 41 free throws for 41 points. Due to Boston’s mistakes, he also had a lot of easy buckets at the rim. Once the Celtics tighten up their defense in Game 2, those variations won’t be as plentiful, but Butler still has a chance.

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