Monday's NBA schedule includes the Miami Heat at Boston Celtics on NBA TV at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Heat (32-18) are a 6.5-point underdog against the Celtics (26-25), who have won three of their last four games.
The point spread opened at Boston -4 on FanDuel Sportsbook, and the news of Heat players being ruled out has seen the line rise. The over/under is holding steady at 209 points.
Here's three of the best prop bets for the Heat-Celtics game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Heat vs Celtics Player Props
1. Jayson Tatum - To Score 30+ Points (+172)
Boston has won 3-of-4, and in those recent wins, Celtics leading scorer Jayson Tatum scored 38, 36 and 51 points. He’s shooting 55% from the field and 40% from the 3-point arc over his last five games while taking more than 22 shots per game. With the Heat missing Jimmy Butler and coming off a grueling 3 OT game against the Toronto Raptors Saturday and the rematch in Toronto tomorrow night, let's call for another big game for Tatum. But instead of playing his prop over 26.5 points, go for a bigger score at a solid price to score at least 30 points.
2. Jaylen Brown - To Score 30+ Points (+240)
Attack the same plus price on Jaylen Brown to score more, and another option is to a Same Game Parlay on FanDuel Sportsbook at +853 for these two Celtics stars to each score 30+ points. Brown has averaged 24.5 points per game over Boston's last 10 contests while shooting 45% from the field. He's a better 3-point shooter and takes nearly eight long-range shots per game. The key is Boston facing a tired Heat team and the potential that Miami reserves play more minutes.
3. Robert Williams - To Record 12+ Rebounds (+154)
Both these teams rank top-6 in the NBA in defensive efficiency. With Butler and Tucker out for the Heat, Miami's loses strength on both ends of the court and their top-5 rebounding rate takes a hit as this pair combines for 11.7 rebounds per game. Celtics big man Robert Williams is lined at 10.5 rebounds tonight, but we go for a bigger score knowing he can take advantage inside. Williams has recorded double-digit rebounds in 6-of-7 recent games including 16 and 17 rebounds in two of the Celtics last three games.
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