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

Denver vs Boston prop bets for Friday's NBA game between the Nuggets and Celtics.
Denver vs Boston prop bets for Friday's NBA game between the Nuggets and Celtics. / Steven Ryan/GettyImages

Friday's NBA slate includes the Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics on NBA TV at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Celtics (31-25) are a 6-point favorite over the Nuggets (30-24), and the over/under has been bet up to 218.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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

Nuggets vs Celtics Props

1. Jayson Tatum - Assists: Over 4.5 (+110)

Denver's defense is average, and the Nuggets play at a below-average pace like the Celtics. Tatum has averaged 5.6 assists over his last nine games - 1.5 per game more than his season average. Off back-to-back games allowing 24-plus assists to slumping Brooklyn and near-league-worst-in assists New York, the starting All-Star guard should continue to lead the Celtics.

2. Nikola Jokic - Assists: Under 9.5 (-140)

Jokic is making a run at back-to-back regular season MVPs as a leading favorite. His points (25.8), rebounds (13.6) and assists (7.9) are ultra-impressive with the league's top player efficiency rating. But Boston is the Eastern Conference's top-rated defense in efficiency rankings, and the Celtics are No. 1 over their last 15 games. Boston also allows the fewest assists per game (21.6) in the NBA.

3. 1st Quarter Total Points - Under 55 (-106)

Expect Boston's dominant defense to come out strong on Friday night off of a three-game road trip. The Celtics shut down the Nets for 16 points in the opening quarter last game, and the pace of play and defensive ratings on both sides makes this an early game play.

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