Here's three of the best prop bets for the Celtics-76ers game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Celtics vs 76ers Player Props
1. Jaylen Brown - Rebounds: Over 6.5 (-112)
While he isn't primarily known for rebounding, Jaylen Brown is averaging a career-high 6.6 boards per game this season. He's been consistent over his last five games, hitting the over on this prop four times during that span. Now, he has a great opportunity to do it again tonight against the 76ers. Philadelphia has allowed an average of 56.7 rebounds over their last three games — tied for fifth-worst over that stretch. The 76ers also haven't done a great job at stopping shooting guards from collecting rebounds, allowing the third-most boards to the position this season. With the Celtics playing as well as they have been lately, look for Brown to continue making his presence felt.
2. Joel Embiid - Points: Under 31.5 (-110)
Joel Embiid has been one of the hottest players in the last month or so, taking over as the 2021-22 NBA MVP odds-on favorite. While he's hit the over on this prop three times in his last four games, some things point to him hitting the under tonight. For starters, the Celtics have held him to 31 or fewer points twice this season. Yes, he did have a 41-point effort against Boston earlier in the year, but the fact that they've held him to 25 and 13 points on the other two occasions shows that they can handle him. The Celtics have also allowed the fifth-fewest points per game to centers this season and have held the position to a .496 field goal percentage (No. 1). Embiid will likely make an impact tonight in some way, however, there's a good chance that it won't be in the form of a 32-plus-point performance.
3. Jayson Tatum - Threes Made: Under 2.5 (-106)
Even though Jayson Tatum is Boston's best player, he's been inconsistent from the three-point line lately. While he's been averaging 2.7 threes made this season, he's finished with the under on this prop four times in his last six games. Meanwhile, the 76ers are allowing the third-fewest amount of three-pointers this season and are holding opposing teams to just 6.7 made over their last three games — by far, the best in the NBA. Philadelphia has also done a good job at shutting Tatum down from behind the arc this season, holding him to just five threes on 18 attempts in three previous meetings. Taking all of the above into account, it's looking like there's a good possibility of Tatum finishing with the under again.
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