NBA Playoffs - Game 2
Miami/Boston u215 -106

Posted at 3:00 PM EST. Odds subject to change.

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Miami/Boston u215

8:30 PM EST. We're not going to dissect Game 1, as the Celtics' collapse has been low-hanging fruit for the talking heads. However, we are going to switch gears and look at the posted total, which sets up nicely to go under.

In Game 1, on the Boston side, Jayson Tatum had a strong showing with 30 points. However, his and his team's disappearance in the fourth quarter raises more questions than answers about his and the Celtics' ability to maintain their quality for 48 minutes.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Butler was the standout (shocking!) player in Game 1 for the Heat, posting 35 points, seven assists, six steals, and five rebounds. Butler has built his legacy on his ability to consistently perform at a high level during the postseason. Perhaps his hot scoring touch continues, or perhaps it does not.

Game 1 went over the posted total of 212 points by 27 points. Despite that, the books decided to post a number for Game 2 that is far closer to Game 1's 212 than the 239 points that game ended on. We cannot predict if the Heat will shoot an otherworldly 52% from beyond the arc and 54% from the field, nor can we predict if the C's will go from 52% from field goal range and 34% from 3-point land. All we'll say is that both teams shot above their averages in all departments. Any regression here will send us to the pay window.



Our Pick

Miami/Boston u215 -106 (Risking 2.12 units - To Win: 2.00)

Dallas/Minnesota under 207 +102