The Boston Celtics will try and even the series in Game 2 vs. the Miami Heat tonight from South Beach. All NBA odds can be found by visiting Top Bet sportsbook.
Head to head, the Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Miami, while the home team is 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The Heat are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Conference Finals games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 playoff games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5. The Celtics on the other hand are 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, but just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 playoff games as an underdog and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 playoff games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
The Heat did not particularly play very well in game one, but did enough to come away with the win. If their 3-point shooting was even average it would have been a lot worse for Boston. The Heat went 5 for 25 behind the arc. They will be pretty tough to beat once they improve on those numbers and they will likely still get stellar play from Wade and James throughout the series.
The Boston offense was terrible in Game 1 and will need to improve if Boston has a chance. Boston even struggled from the free throw line as well only shooting 50% from the line.
We like the Celtics to keep the game closer in this one so we think Miami will win, but the Celtics will cover at sports books.