Heat vs Celtics Game 2 NBA Preview (4/24/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 24, 2024
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The Miami Heat are set to play against the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference NBA Playoffs, at 7:00 p.m. ET today. The game will take place at TD Garden and will be broadcast on TNT. NBA odds favor the Celtics with a -14.5-point spread and an over/under of 204.0. Celtics odds for the money line are at -1250, while Heat odds stand at +741. Boston has a 1-0 series lead after a Game 1 win of 114-94 on Sunday.

Heat vs. Celtics pregame Game 2 odds

NBA betting odds for Game 2 between Heat and Celtics lean in Boston’s favor. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM have all set the lines, focusing on the moneyline, point spread, and over/under totals. The Celtics odds to win are significantly higher across all sportsbooks, indicating a strong favoritism towards them. That’s largely due to Jimmy Butler being out for the Miami Heat. The point spread is set at -14.5 for the Celtics across the board, with the over/under totals varying slightly between 203.5 to 204 points. The NBA odds at Massachusetts sportsbooks suggest an expected dominant performance by the Celtics.

  • DraftKings: Celtics -14.5, over/under 203.5
  • FanDuel: Celtics -14.5, over/under 204
  • Caesars: Celtics -14.5, over/under 204
  • BetMGM: Celtics -14.5, over/under 203.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Heat vs Celtics.

Heat vs Celtics projected starting lineups for Wednesday

Miami Heat projected starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Delon Wright
  • SG: Duncan Robinson
  • SF: Jaime Jaquez Jr.
  • PF: Nikola Jovic
  • C: Bam Adebayo

Boston Celtics projected starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Jrue Holiday
  • SG: Derrick White
  • SF: Jaylen Brown
  • PF: Jayson Tatum
  • C: Kristaps Porzingis

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Heat vs Celtics Game 2 injuries tonight

Heat: Miami got devasting news with Jimmy Butler (knee) now out for Game 2 and the entire first-round series., Josh Richardson (shoulder), and Terry Rozier (neck) are also out. Butler and Rozier’s absence could impact Heat odds significantly in the upcoming game.

Celtics: Boston will miss Luke Kornet (calf), affecting their rotation and possibly Celtics odds. However, that’s the Celtics lone injury listed on the report.

Team standings and stats ahead of tonight’s Game 2

The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are set for Game 2, with both teams showcasing strong season performances. The Heat beat out the Chicago Bulls during the NBA Play-in to secure a spot against the Celtics, only to lose to Boston in Game 1. In terms of Celtics odds, they continue to have Boston as the heavy favorite to win the NBA Finals.

Miami Heat team stats and standings ahead of Game 2

The Heat, with a record of 46-36, are positioned 8th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Southeast Division. Their recent game against the Celtics ended in a 114-94-point loss, highlighted by a 46.9 FG% and a 32.4 3PT%. They averaged 110.1 points per game on the season, with a 46.5 FG% and a 37.0 3PT%.

  • Points per game: 110.1
  • Points allowed per game: 108.4
  • Rebounds per game: 42.3
  • Assists per game: 25.8
  • FG%: 46.5
  • 3PT%: 37.0

Boston Celtics team stats and standings ahead of Game 2

On the other side, the Boston Celtics led the Eastern Conference with a stellar 64-18 record, topping the Atlantic Division. Their offensive prowess is evident with a league-leading 120.6 points per game, backed by a 48.7 FG% and a 38.8 3PT%. The Celtics recently matched up against the Heat, maintaining their high-scoring trend with a Game 1 victory. Celtics odds and Heat odds are crucial for NBA bettors analyzing this high-stakes game.

  • Points per game: 120.6
  • Points allowed per game: 109.2
  • Rebounds per game: 46.3
  • Assists per game: 26.9
  • FG%: 48.7
  • 3PT%: 38.8

Player stats for Heat vs. Celtics before tonight’s Game 2

As the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics prepare to face off, bettors and fans closely analyze player performances to see what match player stats they have. With key players on both sides showing promising stats, NBA odds are in tight contention. This game is pivotal for those tracking Celtics odds and Heat odds, as standout athletes from both teams could significantly impact the game’s outcome.

Miami Heat leaders ahead of tonight’s Game 2

The Miami Heat’s recent performances have highlighted some key players poised to make an impact. Bam Adebayo and Delon Wright have shown exceptional play, making them ones to watch, especially with star Jimmy Butler out for tonight’s game and the rest of the series.

  • Bam Adebayo (C): 24 PTS, 6 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Delon Wright (PG): 17 PTS, 1 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr. (SF): 16 PTS, 4 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Tyler Herro (SG): 11 PTS, 4 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Nikola Jovic (SF): 10 PTS, 6 RBS, 0 ASTS

Season leaders for the Heat show consistent performance, crucial for those analyzing Heat odds:

  • Jimmy Butler: 20.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Terry Rozier: 19.8 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.6 APG
  • Bam Adebayo: 19.2 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 3.9 APG
  • Duncan Robinson: 12.9 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 2.8 APG
  • Jaime Jaquez Jr.: 11.9 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.6 APG

Boston Celtics leaders ahead of tonight’s Game 2

On the Celtics side, Jayson Tatum and Derrick White have been instrumental in their recent games, influencing Celtics odds for tonight’s game.

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 23 PTS, 10 RBS, 10 ASTS
  • Derrick White (SG): 20 PTS, 3 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 18 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 17 PTS, 8 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Sam Hauser (SF): 12 PTS, 1 RB, 1 AST

Celtics season leaders highlight the depth and skill set of the team, important for NBA odds:

  • Jayson Tatum: 26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown: 23.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis: 20.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.0 APG
  • Derrick White: 15.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday: 12.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.8 APG
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