Heat vs Celtics Game 2 Picks, Odds | NBA Playoffs Prediction

The 2024 NBA Playoffs resume with a relatively light 2-game slate this Wednesday -- and the first matchup of the day we'll preview is Heat vs Celtics Game 2, which is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET on TNT.

The Celtics are huge 14.5-point favorites on the spread in Wednesday's contest, while the total is set at over/under 204.5 total points at DraftKings.

Here's everything you need to know about Game 2 of Heat vs Celtics -- the latest betting odds, as well as our expert picks and prediction for the NBA Playoffs on Wednesday, April 23.

Heat vs Celtics Odds

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Heat vs Celtics Picks & Prediction

This is by far the biggest mismatch of any first round series in spite of these two teams meeting in the Eastern Conference Finals last season.

Without leading scorer Jimmy Butler, Miami fell behind Boston by 15 points at halftime and trailed 32 points heading into the fourth quarter in a 114-94 defeat.

The Celtics covered as 14.5-point favorites thanks to 22 three-pointers hit with seven players knocking down at least two treys.

Miami's Delon Wright was a perfect 5-of-5 from long distance, but the rest of the Heat squad converted on 7-of-32 three-point shots.

It's hard to make a substantial case for Miami without Butler to turn to, while as long as Boston's stars show up and the Celtics receive contribution from the role players, they can cover this big number.

Pick: Celtics -14.5 (-110)

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Heat vs Celtics Game Time & TV Channel

Date: Wednesday, April 23
Matchup: Atlantic vs Southeast
Venue: TD Garden
Location: Boston, MA
Time-TV: TNT, 7:00 p.m. ET

Heat vs Celtics Betting Stats

1) Boston Celtics
(1st Place, Atlantic)

  • Odds to Win Finals: +120
  • Odds to Win Conference: -250
  • Odds to Win Series: -50000
  • SU: 64-18
  • ATS: 43-38-1
  • O/U: 37-44-1
  • PPG: 120.6
  • OPPG: 109.2

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8) Miami Heat
(2nd Place, Southeast)

  • Odds To Win Finals: +35000
  • Odds to Win Conference: +20000
  • Odds to Win Series: +5000
  • SU: 46-36
  • ATS: 41-41
  • O/U: 43-39
  • PPG: 110.1
  • OPPG: 108.4

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