Friday's NBA slate of Playoff games includes an exciting Game 6 showdown between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Bucks as the 1.5-point home favorites over the Celtics.
Here's three of the best prop bets for the Celtics-Bucks game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Celtics vs Bucks Player Props
1. Jayson Taum - Points: Over 29.5 (-106)
Jayson Tatum has bounced back nicely after a horrid shooting performance in Game 3 (4-of-19). The Celtics star has posted at least 30 points in back-to-back games and took a whopping 29 shots in Game 5 on Wednesday. He is not afraid to carry the load on offense if that's what it takes to come out on top. It's worth noting that Tatum averages exactly 30.0 points over his last 10 games against the Bucks. With this being an elimination game, look for Tatum to have the ball in his hands a ton. Back the over here.
2. Grayson Allen - Made Threes: Under 1.5 (-122)
It's surprising to see reasonable odds on the under for this prop bet considering Allen hasn't made more than one three-pointer since Game 1 of this series. He is seeing over 28 minutes per game as one of Milwaukee's top role players, yet not taking advantage of the opportunity in any way. Allen is 2 for 10 from beyond the arc over the last four games and hasn't found ways to get open against a tough Boston perimeter defense. It makes sense given the Celtics tied for the fourth-lowest opponent three-point percentage during the regular season (34.1%). Trust the numbers here and bet on the under.
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo - Triple Double: Yes (+650)
Any bettors looking for a high-risk, high-reward bet should consider this one. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been on fire over the last three games, averaging 38.7 points and 13.7 rebounds. He posted a triple-double back in Game 1 of this series and has gotten close by racking up 8 or more assists three other times during the playoffs. With Boston determined to stop allowing him to drive to the rim with ease, Antetokounmpo could easily turn to his teammates and trust that they hit their open shots. After all, the Greek Freak has 30 career triple-doubles to his name already.
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