3 Best Prop Bets for Celtics vs Heat Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 on FanDuel Sportsbook (May 19)
The Boston Celtics won three of four quarters against the Miami Heat in Game 1, yet they lost 118-107. That's what happens when you lose the third quarter 39-14. Boston will be looking to rebound, though the team may have to play a second consecutive game without two key starters in Marcus Smart and Al Horford.
With the status of both players up in the air, Miami is a 3-point home favorite in Game 2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. But a spread bet is far from the only way to wager on this game. Here are three of the best prop bets to target heading into Game 2.
Celtics vs Heat Player Props Game 2
3. Jayson Tatum - Assists: Over 5.5 (+104)
We took this prop in Game 1, and Jayson Tatum came through with 6 assists. We're going to go back to the well tonight. Tatum has now recorded 6 or more assists in seven of his 12 playoff appearances, averaging 6.1 APG during that stretch. After turning the ball over seven times (including six in the third quarter alone) look for Tatum to bounce back by putting a real emphasis on his playmaking and passing tonight.
2. Bam Adebayo - Rebounds: Under 8.5 (-110)
Another prop we recommended in Game 1, Bam Adebayo finished with 4 rebounds in 37 minutes played. He's now averaging 7.4 boards per game in the postseason. Bam should continue to struggle on the glass against a Celtics team that finished the regular season as the fourth-best rebounding team in the league.
1. Jayson Tatum - Made Threes: Over 3.5 (-128)
Tatum has been at his best when the Celtics have needed him most. With Derrick White out tonight, and both Smart and Horford potentially sidelined as well, Boston will need its best player. Look for Tatum to throw on his cape and carry this team. The Celtics have played three games this postseason while they were trailing in the series. Tatum is averaging 5.0 made threes per game across those three, sinking 5, 3, and 7 three-pointers. Tatum has risen to the occasion throughout the playoffs, so don't expect him to stop now.