NBA Playoffs Heat vs. Pacers: Game 2 Predictions, picks and bets


August 20, 2020 3:55 PM

Miami will look to extend their series lead when they meet the Pacers in Game 2.

The battle between Jimmy Butler and T.J. Warren will no doubt take center stage, however, a number of other players from both teams will also need to step up.

Here are our best plays:

Dimers' Suggested Plays

🔥 BEST: o215 Total Points @-110
💵 Moneyline: Heat @-190
💪 Spread: Heat -4.5 @-110


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Best Bet: Over 215 Total Points (-110*) has a 53% probability

Our model has projected that this game has a 53 percent likelihood of going over the 215 total points. Game 1 was just under that mark, however, there were patches throughout the game where both teams struggled to find the bottom of the net. With Victor Oladipo hopefully back and able to play out the game and Duncan Robinson likely to have a better time shooting the ball, the box score could get filled up in a hurry. If you like this play, your first bet with BetMGM is risk-free up to $500, so give it a try!


Moneyline: Heat (-190*) has a 65% probability

The Heat were excellent in Game 1 of this series, so it's no surprise that our projections have them as a 65 percent chance of winning this one. They made key defensive stops down the stretch and Jimmy Butler hit some big shots on the offensive side of the ball. While they are favorites, at -190 they are still well worth a bet given the strong probability.

Spread: Heat -4.5 (-110*) has a 52% probability

Having calculated the Heat as a 65 percent chance of winning Game 2, it's no surprise our model is also taking them at the spread. They won by 13 points in the series opener and it was clear the Pacers still have a few things to work out. The data suggests Miami is a 52 percent chance to cover, making them the smart pick in this market.

Dimers' take-out

The rivalry continues between these two teams but it appears as though the Heat have the upper-hand. Look for them to get the job done again in what should be a relatively high-scoring affair. If you're keen for some action on this game, check out our comprehensive review of the best online sportsbooks.

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*odds are correct at time of publishing