3 Best Prop Bets for Bucks vs Celtics NBA Playoffs Game 1 on FanDuel Sportsbook (May 1)

Three best Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics prop bets for NBA Playoff game on Sunday, May 1, 2022.
Three best Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics prop bets for NBA Playoff game on Sunday, May 1, 2022. / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday's NBA slate of Playoff games includes an exciting Game 1 showdown between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Celtics as the 4.5-point home favorites over the Celtics.

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

Bucks vs Celtics Player Props

1. Marcus Smart - Made Threes: Over 2.5 (+114)

There's no denying that Marcus Smart turns into a different kind of player when the season is on the line. The former Oklahoma State standout averaged 16.5 points per game against the Brooklyn Nets in Round 1 and took a total of 32 three-pointers during the series. That's already a ton of volume and now Smart gets to face a Milwaukee defense that has allowed the most three-pointers to opposing point guards on a per game basis (3.60). Keep in mind Smart has drained a total of 10 shots from beyond the arc across his last two games versus the Bucks. Expect him to continue that level of success today.

2. Bobby Portis - Rebounds: Over 9.5 (-124)

All Bobby Portis does when he is in the game is box out his opponent and grab rebounds. The 27-year-old posted double-digit boards in four of Milwaukee's five games against the Chicago Bulls. Without Khris Middleton available to play, it's likely Portis sees a slight uptick in minutes against an aggressive Boston team. That's especially the case if head coach Mike Budenholzer decides to go big in size with his lineup rotations. The Celtics are no easy matchup, but Portis is averaging 10.7 rebounds over his last nine games. Trust him to get the job done once again in a crucial Game 1 matchup.

3. Jayson Tatum - Points: Under 30.5 (-118)

It's never fun fading one of the league's best players in the playoffs, yet this number seems a bit too high. Yes, Jayson Tatum averaged 29.5 points against the Nets in Round 1 and cashed the over on this prop twice. However, the Bucks line up as a much more difficult defense to pick apart. Milwaukee allows only 22.0 points per game to opposing small forwards and has been all over Tatum in the past. In fact, Tatum has only scored over 30 points in 2 of his 16 career matchup against the Bucks. Look for the Duke product to finish just short of this high total in Game 1.

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