NBA Playoffs

3 Best Prop Bets for Bucks vs Celtics NBA Playoffs Game 2 on FanDuel Sportsbook (May 3)

Larry Rupp
Three best Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics prop bets for NBA Playoff game on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
Three best Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics prop bets for NBA Playoff game on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday's NBA slate of Playoff games includes an exciting Game 2 showdown between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Celtics as the 5-point home favorites over the Bucks.

Here's three of the best prop bets for the Bucks-Celtics game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Bucks vs Celtics Player Props

1. Bobby Portis - Rebounds: Over 9.5 (-130)

The fact that the over on this prop bet cashed in Game 1 makes it a bit surprising to see it sitting at 9.5 once again. Bobby Portis has made a true impact during the playoffs with his ability to rack up rebounds. The former Arkansas standout has posted double-digit rebounds in every game this postseason that he has played more than 6 minutes in. He was able to get positioning on Celtics players in Game 1 and there's no reason to think that will change tonight. Without Khris Middleton available to play, look for Portis to see upward of 30-plus minutes as the Bucks look to capitalize on their size.

2. Jaylen Brown - Points + Rebounds + Assists: Under 33.5 (-130)

Jaylen Brown has not played horribly in any sense during the playoffs, but he has yet to log more than 33 points, rebounds and assists in a game. He was mainly guarded by Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday in Game 1 and that led to only two drives to the rim. He missed both of those shots and shot just 3-for-9 from beyond the arc. Milwaukee makes its living by shutting down anything near the rim and forcing teams to hit jump shots. That does not bode well for Brown given he is only shooting 25.0% from three-point range in the playoffs.

3. Al Horford - Points: Over 10.5 (-116)

The return of Boston big man Robert Williams has not had as much of an impact on Al Horford's role as many people believed it would. The 15th-year pro still attempted nine three-pointers in Game 1 and nailed four of them for 12 points. It was the seventh time in his last nine games that he posted 11 or more points. While the Bucks' strategy hurts Brown, it also benefits Horford in a way. He is shooting 54.2% from beyond the arc during the playoffs and has proven he is not afraid to launch from deep. Expect Horford to draw a couple mismatches and get the job done here.

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