3 Best Prop Bets for Celtics vs Heat NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook
The 2021 NBA season is in full swing. Thursday's basketball action features a primetime matchup between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
Here's three of the best prop bets for Heat-Celtics, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Celtics vs Heat Best Prop Bets
1. Kyle Lowry to Record a Double-Double (+320)
Kyle Lowry has yet to record a double-double this season, and it's fair to wonder why we'd expect him to with his averages of 10.7 points and 7.5 assists per game. The big reason to be optimistic is that he's playing just 31.8 minutes per game, which is a product of how often the Heat have been involved in blowouts. As 6.5-point favorites this could finally be a game that forces the Heat to play their starters right to the final whistle. Lowry is averaging 8.5 assists per 36 minutes this season, and has been on pace for over 9 assists per 36 in four of his last five contests, while also being on pace for over 10 points per 36 in three of the five.
2. Jimmy Butler - Points: Over 22.5 (-104)
Butler has already cleared the over on this prop in four of his last five games. Like Lowry, he's being held back by seeing reduced minutes in blowouts, making it an even more appealing number tonight. The last time Butler was on the floor for the final whistle was against the Charlotte Hornets, when he dropped 32 points. The Boston Celtics' defense is certainly better than Charlotte's, but their 17th-ranked defensive rating doesn't have the same kind of scare factor that we've seen from them in recent years.
3. Robert Williams - Rebounds: Over 7.5 (-128)
It hasn't come with much consistency, but Robert Williams' 8.1 rebounds per game on the year would be good for hitting the over tonight, though he's only actually cleared the over in three of seven. His dominant offensive rebounding (8th in the NBA with 3.4 per game) should come into play against Miami and their 19th-ranked defensive rebound rate. We can also expect him to fare a little better than usual on the defensive glass, as Miami's 24.0% offensive rebound rate is the second worst in the NBA.
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