Celtics vs. Heat prediction, odds: 2023 NBA Eastern Conference finals picks, Game 2 best bets by proven model
SportsLine's model simulated Game 2 of the Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Eastern Conference finals series in the 2023 NBA playoffs
The Boston Celtics host the Miami Heat for Game 2 of the 2023 Eastern Conference finals on Friday. Miami won the series opener by a 123-116 margin on Wednesday at TD Garden. That victory flipped home-court advantage in the direction of the Heat, with the Celtics aiming to bounce back in the follow-up. Malcolm Brogdon (forearm) is listed as probable for Boston, with Omer Yurtseven (nose) listed as questionable for Miami.
Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET in Boston. Caesars Sportsbook lists Boston as the 9-point home favorite, while the over/under is 215.5 in the latest Celtics vs. Heat odds. Before making any Heat vs. Celtics picks, you need to see the NBA playoff predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Heat vs. Celtics and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Celtics vs. Heat: