Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics (Game 2) – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 20/05/22, Team News and Lineups

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The Miami Heat continues to win in front of their fans in the playoffs (7-0), which shouldn’t surprise anyone, since they finished the regular season as the best home team (29-12). In the first meeting in the series with Boston, not everything went smoothly, but the support from the stands helped. The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics will face each other in the second game of the Eastern Conference Finals. The game is scheduled to start on May 20 at 01:30 UK time.
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Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction One – Handicap (-3) for Heat – 1.95.

Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction Two – Total Match Points Over 204.5 – 1.72.

Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction Three – Celtics Points Over 102.5 – 1.91.

Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction Four – Jimmy Butler Points Over 26.5 – 2.13.

Match Predict – Handicap (-3) for Heat

The Miami Heat showed how to act on the home court as a true host. Jimmy Butler should be credited, as it was his play that led to the club turning the tide after the break. In the second game of the series, the Heat will return to the court as the favourite.

The Boston Celtics can play with aggression, as we’ve seen before. n the game against the Heat, the team made some mistakes on defence, but there can be no doubt that Ime Udoka and his men will make the right conclusions.

Total Points – Over 204.5

As the first match showed, no one is planning to lose the ticket to the final. We assume that history will repeat itself, meaning that we again expect the total to be broken.

Away Team Points – Over 102.5

The Celtics have scored more than 102.5 points in all their last five games.

Preliminary review and match prediction for Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics

Miami Heat:

The rivals had already played one match at the FTX Arena, where the Miami Heat showed who was boss in the house. The Heat started rather tentatively and it seemed impossible to turn the tide, but Jimmy Butler and company had the upper hand at the end of the contest.

They picked up their first win in the East finals to take a (118-107) lead in the series.

Jimmy Butler was the highest-scoring player of the game. The Heat forward scored 41 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.

The Heat entered the playoffs in the first place. In the opening round, they defeated the Hawks (4-1). In the quarterfinals, the Heat knocked out the Philadelphia 76ers (4-2).

Boston Celtics:

The Celtics made it clear that they can turn the game around at an important moment. The Boston Celtics had already proved this against the reigning NBA champion. They won a trip to the semifinals of the tournament beating the Milwaukee Bucks (4-3) in the semi-finals.

Earlier they had beaten the Brooklyn Nets (4-0). They made the NBA playoffs from second place and continue to fight for the title.

The Boston Celtics lost their first semi-final game against the Miami Heat, but it’s important to note the efficient play of Jayson Tatum who scored 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

There’s a second fight ahead, so the motivation is overwhelming.

Safe Bets and Statistics

  • The Heat are committing 21.2 fouls per game in the playoffs;
  • The Celtics are committing 22.5 fouls per game in the playoffs;
  • The Boston Celtics are averaging 7.0 steals per game;
  • The Celtics haven’t lost consecutive games in the playoffs this season.
  • The Heat are unbeaten at home in the playoffs.
  • The Miami Heat have a defensive rating of 104. 9 in the playoffs;
  • In all five head-to-head encounters, the game started with an accurate two-point shot.

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Team News

Gabe Vincent (Day-to-day), Kyle Lowry (Out) and Max Strus (Day-to-day) are listed as injured for the Miami Heat.

Al Horford (Day-to-day), Sam Hauser (Out) and Marcus Smart (Day-to-day) are listed as injured for the Boston Celtics.

Starting Lineups

In our opinion, the teams will take to the field with the following line-ups:

Miami Heat: PG – Gabe Vincent; SG – Max Strus; SF – Jimmy Butler; PF – PJ Tucker; C – Bam Adebayo.

Boston Celtics: PG – Marcus Smart; SG – Jaylen Brown; SF – Jayson Tatum; PF – Grant Williams; C – Robert Williams III.

Highlighted Player

Jimmy Butler from the Miami Heat and Jayson Tatum from the Boston Celtics are our highlighted players in the match.

Most popular FAQ for Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

In the first game of the series, the Miami Heat defeated Boston Celtics with a score of 118-107.

Where will this fixture be played?

The match will be played at FTX Arena, Miami, FL.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds for NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Vbet and William Hill.

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