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Boston Celtics at Miami Heat 5/19/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

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Game Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics
Date & Time Thursday May 19, 2022, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Ftx Arena
Latest odds
MIA -4 ; Total 206
TV Channel
ESPN

Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals will take place on Thursday night, when the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat square off from Ftx Arena. The second-seeded Celtics have won four of their last six road games and rank third this postseason in defensive efficiency. On Tuesday, Boston was unable to sustain a 13-point first half lead during a 118-107 road loss.

All-Star F Jayson Tatum led Boston with 29 points (10-21 FG) to go along with eight rebounds and six assists. Jaylen Brown added 24 points and ten rebounds for the Celtics.

The Miami Heat won a conference best 29 home games during the regular season and rank second during the playoffs in defensive efficiency. In Game One, Miami outscored Boston 39-14 in the third quarter to erase an eight-point halftime deficit. The top-seeded Heat converted 30-for-34 from the charity stripe and shot 49 percent from the field

All-Star G/F Jimmy Butler nailed 17-for-18 from the free-throw line and finished with a game-high 41 points. Tyler Herro contributed 18 points and eight rebounds off the Heat bench. 

Recent Betting Trends

  • Celtics are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 road games.
  • Heat are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
  • Under is 5-2 in Celtics last 7 overall.
  • Under is 9-2 in Heat last 11 overall.
  • Celtics are 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Miami.

Free NBA Pick:

UNDER 206

Boston G Marcus Smart (foot) and F/C Al Horford (health and safety protocols) were sidelined for the series opener and their status for this game is uncertain. Both teams are averaging 96.7 possessions during the postseason, which would rank last in the league during the regular season. Take the under. Final Score Prediction, Miami Heat win 101-97.

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