Boston Celtics (59-35, 52-40-2 ATS) @ Miami Heat (62-32, 54-39-1 ATS) 8:30 p.m. ET.
Lines/News: The Heat are four-point favorites to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. The O/U is 207 between these two top 10 defensive teams. Two Celtics who missed the Heat 118-107 victory in Game 1 could be back. Al Horford is questionable and Marcus Smart probable. Heat point guard Kyle Lowry is out for the fourth-straight game with a hamstring injury. The Celtics are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games; the Heat are 7-3. The Celtics this season are 45-47-2 to the Over and the Heat 52-42.
Celtics Trends: The Celtics are 6-2 against the spread (ATS) after one day of rest in their last eight games. The Celtics are 6-1 ATS after they failed to cover in their last seven instances and they’re 9-2 ATS after a loss in their last 11 instances.
- Think the Celtics can bounce back and cover the spread. The best number is Boston +3.5 (-115) at BetMGM.
Heat Trends: The Over is 3-9 in Heat games in their last 12 games. The Over is 1-4 in Heat games after the last game went over the points total in their last five tries. The Heat are 4-1 ATS after a win in their last five instances.
Player Trends: Boston Celtics Robert Williams III (O/U 9.5 points) has scored 10+ points in three of his six (50%) games in the playoffs this season (avg. 8.2). He’s scored 10+ points in eight of his last 10 (80%) games after his team failed to cover (avg. 10.2). He’s averaged 9.3 points per gm in three games against the Heat this season.
Miami Heat Tyler Herro (O/U 2.5 assists) has recorded 3+ assists in 19 of his last 22 (86.36%) games when Lowry was not in the lineup (avg. 3.9 per gm). He’s recorded 3+ assists in 15 of his last 15 (100%) games at home when Lowry was not in the lineup (avg. 4.13) and three assists in both games versus the Celtics this season without Lowry in the lineup.
- Looking for Herro to keep that streak with Lowry sidelined? You can find the best price on Over 2.5 assists (-125) at BetMGM.