The Warriors came out on top by a score of 104-94 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals thanks to a 26-point performance from Andrew Wiggins. The Celtics' backs are against the wall heading into Game 6 but they are 3.5-point favorites in front of the TD Garden crowd, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
But spread bets are far from the only way to wager on this exciting matchup. Here are three of the best prop bets to target in Game 6.
Warriors vs Celtics Player Prop Bets
1. Marcus Smart - Points: Over 15.5 (-122)
Marcus Smart has come alive for the Celtics during the NBA Finals. Outside of a 2-point performance in Game 2, the 28-year-old is averaging a reliable 20.0 points per game. The pressure is going to be intense for Boston in this game, so backing a player that is never afraid to shoot the ball is crucial. Keep in mind Smart has poured in at least 18 points in every playoff game following a Celtics loss this postseason and is averaging 17.3 points over his last 10 contests against Golden State. Expect a similar performance to when he dropped 24 against the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the ECF.
2. Andrew Wiggins - Rebounds: Over 7.5 (-134)
Talk about stepping up when the lights are shining the brightest. Andrew Wiggins has tallied 29 rebounds over the last two games and is averaging 9.4 boards during this entire series. His role of helping Kevon Looney and Draymond Green guard the paint has led to more opportunities to crash the glass. In fact, Wiggins leads all players with 14.2 rebound chances per game, according to NBA Advanced Stats. Steve Kerr has trusted his all-Star forward to play in 40 or more minutes in each of the last three games. Bettors looking for better odds can back a double-double at +177.
3. Stephen Curry - Assists: Under 5.5 (-130)
Stephen Curry cashed the over on this prop for the first time this series in Game 5, but that was largely due to the fact that his shot wasn't dropping. He shot just 31.8% from the floor and started looking toward his teammates in the second half. Anticipating another bad night for one of the greatest shooters in the game seems unrealistic. Curry averaged 3.8 assists in games 1 through 4 and averaged 37 points in the two games played in Boston. Look for the eight-time all-Star to bounce back in the scoring department, leading to fewer chances to rack up assists.
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