3 Best Prop Bets for Celtics vs Warriors NBA Finals Game 5 on FanDuel Sportsbook (June 13)
Stephen Curry stepped up when the Warriors needed him the most in Game 4, dropping 43 points and 10 rebounds in route to a crucial 107-97 win. The NBA Finals now head back to the Bay Area and Golden State enters Game 5 as 3.5-point favorites over Boston, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
But spread bets are far from the only way to wager on this exciting matchup. Here are three of the best prop bets to target in Game 5.
Celtics vs Warriors Player Prop Bets
1. Klay Thompson - Rebounds: Under 3.5 (-122)
Another NBA Finals game means another opportunity to bet on Klay Thompson posting less than 4 rebounds. He has done so in every game during this series and is only averaging 3.9 rebounds during this postseason run. Thompson's ability to to knock down long three-pointers on offense and play elite perimeter defense regularly leaves him out of position to grab rebounds. When it comes down to it, Thompson hasn't cashed the over on this prop bet against the Celtics since 2018 (six games). Keep trusting the numbers here and back the under.
2. Marcus Smart - Points + Assists: Over 20.5 (-122)
If you take out a Game 2 loss in which he played in only 25 minutes, Marcus Smart is averaging 20.0 points and 4.7 assists per game in the NBA Finals. The biggest reason for his uptick in scoring is his willingness to shoot three-pointers. He has posted at least 3 makes from long range in three games during this series. Smart is also going to have the ball in his hands on almost every offensive possession, meaning the opportunities for him to find open teammates will be plentiful. This is a number Smart could cross before the fourth quarter even begins.
3. Stephen Curry - Made Threes: Over 5.5 (-113)
Making six three-pointers in an NBA Finals game may seem like a tall task, but that is not the case for the best long-range shooter in the league. Stephen Curry has drained at least six shots from beyond the arc in three of the four games in this series. He has also taken double-digit shot attempts from three-point range in every contest, hitting them at a 49.0% rate. Boston's interior defense is forcing the Warriors to rely on their shooting abilities, so look for Curry to chuck it up from deep again in Game 5.
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