Monday's NBA schedule has seven games, including an exciting clash between the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics. The Celtics are a 6.5-point home favorite and the over/under is set at 213 points.
Here's three of the best prop bets for the Pacers-Celtics game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Pacers-Celtics Prop Bets
1. Marcus Smart - Made Threes: Over 1.5 (+128)
This bet is more about opportunity than anything else. Marcus Smart has been on the court for over 30 minutes in four of his last five games. During that span, he has attempted a total of 26 three-pointers and knocked down 10 of them (2.0 per game average). He has proven that he is not afraid to take some shots from beyond the arc and draws a great matchup on Monday night. the Pacers are allowing an opponent three-point percentage of 35.4% (T-No. 19 in NBA). This is a bet that could cash in the first half if Smart comes out firing.
2. Jaylen Brown - Rebounds: Over 5.5 (-130)
Don't look now, but Boston's Jaylen Brown has become a rebounding machine over the last few weeks. He has logged at least six boards in each of his last seven games played and broke double-digits in four of those contests. He is now averaging 6.3 rebounds per game on the year and has an opportunity to keep his hot streak going. Indiana has been out-rebounded in each of their last two games. Simply put, Brown has turned into the leader of this Celtics' defense. Ride the hot hand and bet on him to crash the boards once again.
3. Jayson Tatum - Points: Under 26.5 (-116)
It's always tough betting unders, especially when it involves players as great as Jayson Tatum. However, the two-time All-Star has not scored more than 26 points in five of his previous six games. It's worth pointing out that Tatum is averaging just 20.3 points per game across three contests against Indiana this season and is shooting 39.% from the floor during that span. He has had a tough-go against this Pacers squad and it's hard to see that ending on Monday night. This one may come down to the wire, but betting on Tatum pouring in less than 26 points is the way to go here.
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