3 Best Prop Bets for Hawks vs Celtics Game 2 on April 18 (Trae Young's Shooting Woes Continue)

3 Best Prop Bets for Hawks vs Celtics Game 2 on April 18 (Trae Young's Shooting Woes Continue)


Tuesday brings more NBA Playoffs action as the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics square off in Game 2 of their series at TD Garden. The Hawks are looking to bounce back after getting trounced 113-99 in the series opener, while the Celtics hope to leave Boston with another win before the series shifts to Atlanta.

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

Hawks vs Celtics Game 2 Player Props

1. Trae Young - Player Points: Under 24.5 (-115)

Young struggled mightily with his shot in Game 1, going just 5-for-18 from the floor and finishing with 16 points. He'll need to do a lot better than that if the Hawks want to be competitive in Game 2, but that won't be easy on the road against a rugged Celtics defense that ranked fifth in both fewest points allowed and lowest opponent field goal percentage during the regular season. Young has been in a major shooting slump for the past month now, shooting just 36.3% from the floor and 29.4% from downtown over his last 11 games while averaging 20.7 PPG. Don't expect a big bounce-back performance in Game 2.

2. Jayson Tatum - Player Rebounds: Under 9.5 (-118)

Tatum crashed the glass hard in Game 1, pulling down 11 rebounds in 40 minutes of action. Recent trends suggest that performance was a bit of an outlier, however, as it was only his second game in his past nine with double-digit boards. He also benefitted from Atlanta's paltry 38.8% shooting percentage. Expect the Hawks to shoot better in Game 2, however, which will mean fewer rebounding opportunities for Tatum. Considering that he's averaged 7.3 boards over his last nine games and 8.8 per game during the regular season, taking the Under on his rebounding prop looks like a safe bet.

3. Trae Young - Player Made Threes: Under 1.5 (+144)

Pivoting back to Young, taking the Under on his three-point prop is a good value play at plus odds. As mentioned, he's been in a massive shooting slump lately, especially from behind the arc. He's not a great three-point shooter to start with (33.5% this year) and has only gotten worse in recent weeks. He's connected on only 29.4% of his long-range attempts over his last 11 games and is just 3-for-25 (12.0%) over his last five. He's gone five straight games without multiple treys and Boston had the fourth-lowest opponent three-point percentage during the regular season (34.5%). The Celtics held the Hawks to 17.2% from deep in Game 1, so expect another quiet game from Young in this regard.

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