Tips for betting on the NBA Eastern Conference Finals — Celtics-Heat game 2

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Here are the facts about Celtics-Heat Game 2.

What is the point of Mr. buckets? Jimmy ButlerIn Game 1, he was extraordinary. He shot 63.2% and made 17 free throws. Butler was a good match up with Boston on Tuesday. A repeat performance is unlikely, however, given the Celtics’ top-10 defense against FTA/FGA and 2P%. I know it’s tempting to just hammer on Butler’s props, but I think you should be careful.

Shot block Bob Robert Williams IIIAs one of the best shot-blockers in the game, Williams is hoping to make it as a playoff player. Williams was third in the league for block percentage, blocking 6.8% of opponent two point field goal attempts. Williams is third in the league with 7.3% block percentage and will likely surpass his defensive props. Williams also scored 34.25 DraftKings Points in Game 1. This makes him an interesting target for DFS. He was one rebound shy from a double-double, and enters Game 2, with +250 odds of delivering one.

Bam’s blocks: Bam AdebayoHe is also an excellent shot-blocker. In the series opener against Boston, Adebayo has blocked seven shots. Adebayo has been a prolific rim protector in recent games and will enter Game 2 with +165 odds of accumulating multiple blocks.

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Game of the Night

Boston CelticsAt Miami Heat
8:30 p.m. ET, FTX Arena in Miami, FLA

Line: Heat (-3.5).
Moneyline: Heat (-160), Celtics (+140)
Total: 207.5 Points
BPI Projected Total210.3 points
BPI Win% Heat (72%)

Ruled out: Kyle Lowry (hamstring)
Note: BPI numbers do not factor in players who have been ruled out. However, they assume that any questionable players will play

Doubtful: Al Horford (COVID-19 protocols)

Questionable: Marcus Smart (foot), Gabe Vincent, Max Strus

Notable: The Heat have played eight postseason games, and six of them have been under the total.

The best bet is: Bam AdebayoMore than 27.5 points + assist + rebounds Adebayo played an important defensive role in Game 1 Jimmy ButlerOn Tuesday, Boston was swept by Adebayo in a 41 point performance. Boston will focus on Butler in Game 2, so the Heat may be more dependent on Adebayo at low level with Horford still out. Eric Moody

The best bet is: Marcus SmartMore than 22.5 points + assist + rebounds Smart will make his series debut in Game 2 against the Heat and will be a significant player on both ends. Smart has averaged 15.0 PPG in the postseason, 6.2 APG, and 3.7 RPG. Moody

The best bet is: Tyler HerroOver 15.5 points Herro scored 18 in Game1 and should make an impact on the bench. He’s a sharp shooter and won’t hesitate to go after the rim. He’s a great shooter and doesn’t hesitate when attacking the rim. Gabe VincentAnd Max StrusBoth listed as questionable Herros could see more use in Game 2. Moody

Best bet is over 207.5 points In the playoffs, the Heat average almost 113 points per game at home and have scored at least 115 points five of six times. They are both great at turning defense into offensive, and they have excellent defenses. This was the case in Game 1. At least 53 points were scored every quarter. Tonight’s game will be competitive with many points. — AndrĂ© Snellings

Best bet: Jimmy Butler with 38.5 points + assists + rebound. Although the Celtics’ defense is outstanding, Butler is on fire recently. He’s averaged 42.8 points this postseason, and has been even more consistent in recent games, averaging 44.9 points per game over six games. In five of his six most recent games, he’s scored more than 38.5 points including 55 points in Game 1 against Boston. — Snellings

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