3 Best Prop Bets for Heat vs Celtics NBA Playoffs Game 2 on May 19 (Bam Adebayo Balls Out in Boston)

3 Best Prop Bets for Heat vs Celtics NBA Playoffs Game 2 on May 19 (Bam Adebayo Balls Out in Boston)


Friday's NBA Playoffs slate features an exciting Game 2 showdown between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami pulled off a thrilling 123-116 Game 1 victory on Wednesday as Jimmy Butler guided the way with 35 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 6 steals.

Here are three of the best prop bets for Heat-Celtics Game 2, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Heat vs Celtics Game 2 Player Props

1. Bam Adebayo - Points: Over 18.5 (-108)

Bam Adebayo finished Game 1 with 20 points on an efficient 9-of-13 shooting mark in a performance that remains overlooked given Butler's heroics. It was a performance that should make bettors hopeful about Game 2, though. Adebayo was involved in pick and roll action throughout the contest and tallied five post-ups, which is notable considering he only averaged 1.7 post-ups per game in the second round. He is clearly not afraid to take on Boston's interior defenders and has torched the Celtics for at least 19 points in each of his five matchups against them this season. Back him to keep that streak going on Friday.

2. Al Horford - Points: Under 7.5 (-113)

It's been interesting to see Al Horford come alive on the defensive end of the floor as of late, posting at least 2 steals in five of his last six playoff games. However, he is disappearing on the offensive side of the floor. Horford is averaging only 6.6 points per game during Boston's postseason run and has tallied less than 8 points in each of the last four games. In fact, he has scored just 15 total points in that span. Seeing Horford connect from deep a few times would obviously kill this bet, but that seems like an unlikely outcome as the Boston big man is shooting a dismal 19.2% from beyond the arc in the last five games (5-of-26).

3. Kyle Lowry - Points + Rebounds + Assists: Over 18.5 (-122)

Miami has leaned on its depth all postseason long and it has helped them grow leads with star players on the bench. The play of veteran guard Kyle Lowry is one of the reasons that is a true statement. The six-time All-Star is averaging 10.5 points, 4.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 25.1 minutes per game during in the 2022-23 postseason. He stepped his game up even more in Game 1 of this series as he logged 15 points (6-of-12 shooting), 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Lowry took advantage of the attention Butler/Adebayo drew and has now racked up at least 19 points + rebounds + assists in five of his last seven games overall.

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