3 Best Prop Bets for Bucks vs Celtics NBA Playoffs Game 7 on FanDuel Sportsbook (May 15)
By Larry Rupp
Sunday's NBA slate of Playoff games includes an exciting Game 7 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. Jayson Tatum - Assists: Under 5.5 (-134)
Jayson Tatum's recent increase in the scoring department has limited his opportunities to dish the ball out to open teammates. He is only averaging 4.0 assists per game over the last four contests and has not cashed the over on this prop bet once during that span. Milwaukee is allowing Tatum space on the perimeter and it is leading to more three-point attempts. In fact, Tatum has attempted a whopping 36 shots from beyond the arc over the last three games. Instead of getting open, his teammates are left scrambling to get into position for an offensive rebound. Expect more of the same in Game 7.
2. Jrue Holiday - Made Threes: Over 2.5 (+100)
The Bucks are going to need someone other than Giannis Antetokounmpo to score the basketball if they want any chance of moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals. That's where veteran point guard Jrue Holiday steps in. Holiday sinked at least three three-pointers for the fourth time in this series when he dropped 17 points in Game 6. Boston's scary interior defense is leading to the 31-year-old relying on his long range shooting more often than he did in the regular season. Antetokounmpo also loves to drive to the rim and kick the ball out if he is shut down. Holiday lines up to benefit the most from that tactic.
3. Marcus Smart - Points: Over 15.5 (-108)
The Celtics were able to secure a crucial Game 6 victory thanks in large part to the hot shooting stroke of Marcus Smart. Smart shot at least 50% from the floor for the third straight game in route to pouring in 21 points. He is now averaging 18.0 points per game this series when playing in more than 35 minutes. With this game being win or go home for the Celtics, Smart should be on the court for almost the entirety of the game. Keep in mind the Oklahoma State product is 9 for his last 17 three-point attempts. Another successful day from beyond the arc should cash this over.
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