NBA Same Game Parlay: Bets for Kyle Lowry, More in Heat vs Celtics Game 2
Megan Briggs/Getty Images. Pictured: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Miami Heat looks on against the Boston Celtics.
- The Miami Heat stole Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals with a high-scoring display against the Boston Celtics.
- Will Heat vs Celtics Game 2 see the same fireworks?
- Monique Vág details how she's building a same game parlay for Heat vs Celtics Game 2, featuring a player props and bet on the total.
NBA Same Game Parlay
Heat vs Celtics · Game 2
-110 / -110
-110 / -110
Game 1 of the Miami Heat versus Boston Celtics series was a vintage ‘Playoff’ Jimmy Butler game. He did it all, contributing with 35 points and six steals, which marked the fifth time this postseason Butler has logged 30 or more points. Despite his hot shooting and excellent plays, it wasn’t only Butler contributing as Bam Adebayo, Kyle Lowry, Caleb Martin, Gabe Vincent and Max Strus all scored 15 or more points in a true team effort.
As for the Boston Celtics, they were outscored in the 46-25 in the third quarter of the Game 1 loss. They hope to even up the series at home in a pivotal Game 2, however they will need more production out of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, who had no impact in the fourth quarter.
In eight fourth quarter minutes, Tatum attempted zero field goals and scored just six points — all from the free throw line. Brown had six points in the fourth and went 0-of-4 from beyond the arc. His scoring this postseason is way down in the fourth quarter, however it is alarming he has not scored more than six points in three straight fourth quarters. If the Celtics want to come through as big favorites, they need more production from their stars.
Here’s a look at the same game parlay I have constructed for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.
NBA Same Game Parlay Odds & Pick
The Parlay: (+280)
- Kyle Lowry 2+ Made 3-Point Shots (-130)
- Under 215.5 Points (-105)
Kyle Lowry 2+ Made 3-Point Shots
Kyle Lowry has shot the ball well this postseason, especially on the road. Away from home these playoffs, he’s logged two or more 3-point shots in four of the last five games on the road. He’s not attempting a huge number, but the accuracy has been there this postseason and he’s gotten some really good looks.
Looking back into the head-to-head matchups with the Celtics since he’s been a member of the Heat, Lowry has had that same kind of success from deep, connecting on two or more 3-pointers in four of six games versus the Celtics.
With how efficient the Heat were inside the paint last game, especially in the second half, look for the Celtics to do a better job defending things inside, which naturally could lead to a lot more attempts from beyond the arc and Lowry taking advantage of that.
The Miami Heat shot lights out in the second half of Game 1: 54.1% from the floor and 51.6% from beyond the arc. They scored 66 second-half points, including 46 in the third quarter. They have shot the ball well this postseason, but expecting them to have the same kind of success they did Wednesday is unlikely.
In the regular season, the Celtics ranked fourth in opponent points per game in the second half. The same could be said for the Heat, who also had that same kind of defensive efficiency in the regular season ranking second in this category surrendering 52.9.
I like looking at second-half scoring combined and taking the under, however there isn’t much you can parlay. That could be a valuable standalone wager if you are looking for some more action. Perhaps take a combined total for both teams, or find an alternate team total in the second half.
For the sake of this parlay and looking for something easy to add, I also like the combined total points.
Both teams are more than capable of locking things down defensively and at times this postseason have struggled to get things going on the offensive end. With a bigger emphasis on defense for this Game 2 matchup, take the under 215.5.
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