Will the Heat go up 2-0 or can the Celtics level the series? Dimers’ Game 2 Bet Hub predictions below👇
➖ odds is what you BET to win $100
➕ odds is what you WIN if you bet $100
Dimers’ Suggested Plays
💵 Money Line: Celtics (-135*)
⛹️♂️ Player Prop: Walker OVER 19.5 points
Money Line Pick:
Celtics have a 58% chance of winning (-135*)
Despite a loss in Game One, Boston comes into this game as favorites. Our predictive model has highlighted them as the best pick in this game, at a 58 percent chance of winning. They probably should have claimed victory in the series opener and will be desperate to make amends.
Player Prop pick:
Kemba Walker to score OVER 19.5 points -118
Kemba Walker had a slow start in Game One before finishing well and finding the bottom of the net a number of times. Look for him to carry the confidence he gained late into this one and fill it up. If you’re keen to try this type of bet, you win $100 if you put down $118 (or, for smaller bettors, win another $10 if you put down $11.80)
Game One of this series was a thriller and we’re hoping it’s more of the same this time around. Keep your eye on the Celtics, who are our top pick in this game, and look every chance of leveling the series.
NBA Betting – How To’s
How ‘The Spread’ works: A spread bet is when you bet on who you think will win after the underdog has been given a hypothetical ‘head start’. In a game, the books are giving Team X a +7.5 point head start against Team Y. In other words, they have 7.5 points added to their final score.
The two options on this market are effectively Team Y to win by 8 points or more, or Team X to get within 8 points or actually win the game.
If a team wins at the spread, they are said to have ‘covered’ the spread.
How ‘The Moneyline’ works: A moneyline bet is simply a bet placed on which team you think will win the NBA game head-to-head. The more likely a favorite is to win according to the sportsbook, the less you can win by betting on them. But the less favored an underdog is, the more you can win if it hits.
If we quote an edge (as a %), this is the difference in the probability suggested by the odds (what the books predict) when compared to Dimers’ predictive modelling = VALUE!
How the ‘Over/Under’ works: you bet on the total amount of points to be scored, in the example above, by a particular player. The sportsbook sets the total points that they believe the player will score, which includes any OT.
Your bet is on whether the player’s total will be more (Over) or less (Under) than that number, or line, set by the sportsbooks.
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*Odds and probabilities correct at time of publishing.