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3 Best Prop Bets for Celtics vs Bucks NBA Playoffs Game 5 on FanDuel Sportsbook (May 11)

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Three best prop bets for Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Playoffs Game 5, on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Three best prop bets for Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Playoffs Game 5, on FanDuel Sportsbook. / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday night for Game 5 in a matchup that could very well decide the series. The two Eastern Conference powerhouses have been trading blows throughout the postseason, but Boston is expected to take the lead tonight. FanDuel Sportsbook lists the Celtics as 5.5-point favorites over the Bucks heading into Game 5.

But spread bets are far from the only way to wager on this must-win game. Here are three of the best prop bets to make tonight.

Bucks vs Celtics Player Props

3. Brook Lopez - Points: Over 11.5 (+100)

Milwaukee needs a third-scoring option to keep pace in this series. Giannis Antetokounmpo is doing it all, but Jrue Holliday hasn't been an efficient second banana, shooting 33.7% in this series and 16-of-52 over the last two games alone. Pat Connaughton and Grayson Allen are more role players than shot creators, so Brook Lopez might be the team's best bet here. Lopez was one of the few things working for Milwaukee in Game 4, scoring 17 points (including 10 in the fourth quarter alone). If Robert Williams is out again, look for the Bucks to feed Lopez, as Al Horford sticking with Giannis means the 7-footer will be guarded by a much smaller Celtics' defender.

2. Al Horford - Rebounds: Over 9.5 (-108)

Al Horford has been a beast on the glass in this series. He's had at least 8 in every game, averaging 11.3 boards per contest. Horford has also recorded double-digit boards in three of those four outings. The only game he went under that mark was Game 4, but he was doing a lot on offense down the stretch, particularly from the perimeter. It's hard to see another 30-point explosion coming from the 35-year-old, so look for Al to get back in the paint and do the dirty work tonight.

1. Jayson Tatum - Points: Over 28.5 (-106)

Jayson Tatum finally woke up down the stretch in Game 4. He scored nine points in the final six minutes of the game and 12 in the fourth quarter, bringing his total up to 30 for the night. He's now eclipsed 28 points in both of Boston's wins in this series. With Boston being 5.5-point favorites, the Celtics are projected to win again tonight, and they'll likely need a big showing from their star player to pull it off.

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