NBA Jock MKT Pick ‘Em – May 21st – Boston Celtics at Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler Over 28.5 Points

Jimmy Butler has been the most dominant player in the Eastern Confernece Playoffs this season and his All Star performance has the Heat up 2-0 unexpectedly against the number 2 seed Boston Celtics. 

With his exceptional scoring ability, leadership qualities, and unmatched determination, Butler has proven to be a force to be reckoned with this series that the Celtics can’t seem to match.

Butler has demonstrated his ability to exploit the Celtics’ defensive weaknesses, finding ways to score efficiently. The Celtics have struggled to contain him due to their lack of a dominant individual defender who can effectively guard Butler’s versatile offensive skill set. As a result, Butler has consistently found opportunities to create scoring chances for himself and his teammates.

Jimmy is averaging 31 points this postseason and he scored 27 and 35 points in the first 2 games of this series respectively. He is shooting 25+ field goals in each game at a success rate of 48% in each game. Jimmy is going to continue looking to make a statement vs. the Celtics and to the rest of the league as the Heat have been the underdog in every series.

Hammer the over on Jimmy’s point line tonight in what is sure to be an intense matchup that will require the Heat’s star will to get Miami the win.

Kyle Lowry Over 1.5 3-Pointers

Kyle Lowry has hit 2 3-Pointers in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games. This line looks way too low for how Kyle Lowry has been showing up in the playoffs. Lowry is averaging 37% from deep in the Heat’s last 10 games and shoots 36% from the 3-point line at home this season, including the playoffs.

Kyle Lowry has long established himself as a proficient three-point shooter throughout his career. His ability to knock down shots from beyond the arc has made him a respected threat that the Celtics must account for. Miami’s offense revolves around the team finding open shooters and creating opportunities from beyond the arc that align perfectly with Lowry’s skill set. Additionally, Lowry’s playmaking ability and court vision enable him to find open teammates and generate open looks for himself. The Heat’s offensive schemes, combined with Lowry’s basketball IQ and passing skills, increase the likelihood of him receiving kick-out passes and catching the Celtics’ defense off-guard for open three-point attempts.

The Celtics attention is often focused on containing primary scoring threats such as Jimmy Butler or Bam Adebayo. This defensive focus on the Heat’s star players could create additional opportunities for Lowry to find open looks from beyond the arc. Lowry’s ability to capitalize on defensive lapses will allow him t find open spots on the perimeter. 

Play the over on 1.5 3-Pointers for Lowry tonight against the Celtics.

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