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3 Best Prop Bets for Heat vs Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 on FanDuel Sportsbook (May 23)

Larry Rupp
Three best prop bets for Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Three best prop bets for Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 on FanDuel Sportsbook. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat went into Boston and stole Game 3 from the Celtics by a score of 109-103, lining up Monday's Game 4 matchup as a must-win battle for the home team. Boston's back is against the wall and the Celtics need to step up to go back to Miami in a tied series.

FanDuel Sportsbook thinks they'll be just fine, listing the C's as 6.5-point favorites ahead of Monday's clash. Bettors can get in on the action in a variety of ways, though, so here's a look at three of the best player props to target.

Heat vs Celtics Player Props Game 4

1. Marcus Smart - Assists: Over 6.5 (-110)

Marcus Smart left it all out on the floor in Game 3, even playing through an ankle injury scare. It was yet another gutsy performance in which he excelled at finding his open teammates. Smart posted at least 7 assists for the fourth consecutive game and remains the floor general on offense. More importantly, Smart is averaging 13.5 potential assists per game during that same span. If he's healthy enough to suit up, Smart feels like a good bet to reach 7 assists.

2. Jimmy Butler - Points + Rebounds + Assists: Over 36.5 (-111)

This number dropped from what it was prior to Game 3 and that has everything to do with Jimmy Butler's right knee issue. He is listed as questionable to suit up, but early reports point to him giving it a go on Monday. Butler had logged more than 36 points, rebounds and assists in each of his last seven games before Saturday and fills up the stat sheet in a variety of ways. His ability to drive to the rim, get to the free-throw line and box out for rebounds gives him more than enough upside to make betting on his over worth it.

3. Al Horford - Points: Over 11.5 (-116)

Every player on the court is going to have to make an impact if the Celtics want any shot of winning on Monday night. That includes veteran Al Horford, who is coming off an impressive 20-point performance in Game 3. In fact, it was the fourth time this postseason that the 35-year-old scored at least 20 points. The upside that comes with betting on Horford is that he rarely takes heavily contested shots. He is able to capitalize on being left open beyond the arc and takes advantage of mismatches in the paint. Trust the big man to pour it on in this one.

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