3 Best Prop Bets for Celtics vs Nets NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Max Staley
Three best prop bets for Boston Celtic vs Brooklyn Nets NBA game on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Three best prop bets for Boston Celtic vs Brooklyn Nets NBA game on FanDuel Sportsbook. / Sean Gardner/GettyImages

The red-hot Boston Celtics will take on the Brooklyn Nets, who enter this one as losers of eight straight games. With all three of Brooklyn's stars in Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden set to miss this one, it should come as no surprise that Boston is a hefty 8.5-point favorite, per FanDuel Sportsbook.

But a spread bet is far from the only way to wager on this Eastern Conference clash. Here are three of the best Celtics-Nets prop bets available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Celtics vs Nets Prop Bets

1. Player Rebounds - Robert Williams: Over 8.5 (-134)

Robert Williams is averaging exactly 9.5 rebounds per game this season, but he's a good bet to reach double digits tonight. Brooklyn's offense plays at a top-10 pace, and more shots obviously leads to more rebounding opportunities. Williams should have no trouble hauling those in. He's averaging 10.8 RPG over his last 13 games, grabbing double-digit boards in eight of those games. The Nets are also extremely banged up in the frontcourt right now. If Nic Claxton is out tonight, Blake Griffin is going to be their only true big man available. You have to think Williams will dominate this small, shorthanded frontcourt on the glass.

2. Player Points - Jayson Tatum: Over 26.5 (-114)

Jayson Tatum is starting to make his annual mid-season run. After opening the year averaging 25.4 PPG while shooting 41.3% from the field through his first 34 games, the 23-year-old has upped those numbers to 26.1 PPG on 46.1% shooting in his last 17 games. Brooklyn is also a bottom-10 scoring defense that will be playing this game shorthanded. And Tatum tends to torch this team, scoring at least 32 points in three of his last games against the Nets, averaging 34.3 PPG during that span.

3. Player Points - Jaylen Brown: Over 24.5 (-116)

Sticking with star wings on the Celtics, Jaylen Brown has been on an impressive run lately. He's put up at least 26 points in five of his last seven games on 48.5% shooting during that run. Brooklyn has a bottom-12 defensive rating and a fast-paced offense. That should mean that Brown will not only get more shots than usual, he should get some easier looks than usual as well. Look for Brown and Tatum to lead the way for Boston tonight.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.