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

Larry Rupp
Best Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors prop bets for NBA game on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
Best Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors prop bets for NBA game on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. / Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday's NBA schedule features 12 games, including an exciting primetime clash between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are a 2-point home favorite and the over/under is set at 219.5 points.

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

Celtics vs Warriors Prop Bets Tonight

1. Jaylen Brown - Points: Under 22.5 (-104)

Jayson Tatum has been Boston's most reliable scorer as of late and it's caused Jaylen Brown to take a backseat on offense. Brown's poured in less than 23 points in each of his last four games since returning from a sprained ankle. That is not good news, especially since he runs into a defensive juggernaut tonight. The Warriors are tied for the best defensive efficiency mark in the NBA and are giving up the fourth-fewest points to opposing shooting guards this season (19.82). Brown has hit just four of his last 23 three-point attempts, which makes the under a smart bet here.

2. Stephen Curry - Made Threes: Over 3.5 (-142)

Everything lines up for Stephen Curry's three-point prop to be worth the extra juice tonight. The eight-time All-Star has been on fire over the last two games, hitting 9 of his 18 attempts from beyond the arc. His ability to pull up from anywhere on the court should be on full display against a Boston defense that gives up the second-most three-pointers to opposing point guards this season (3.17). Keep in mind Curry has also dropped at least 4 three-pointers in each of his last six games against the Celtics. Playing under the bright lights is when the two-time MVP is at his best.

3. Marcus Smart - Assists: Over 5.5 (+100)

The Celtics are one of the hottest teams in the NBA since the All-Star break and the efforts of Marcus Smart have been a major reason why. The eight-year pro is dishing the ball out at a season-high rate and has tallied at least 6 assists in six of his last nine games. Smart has the ball in his hands seemingly every possession and always seems to play better against top competition. In fact, the 28-year-old has logged 6 or more assists in each of his last three matchups against the Warriors. Golden State plays tenacious defense, but Smart will see enough playing time to cash this over.

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