3 Best NBA Prop Bets for Warriors vs. Celtics Game 3 of NBA Finals (Jordan Poole Shines Again)

Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole.
Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole. / Thearon W. Henderson/GettyImages

Through two games of the NBA Finals, we’ve gotten outstanding performances, shocking results and a tie series. The scene moves to Boston today for Game 3 with one of the critical swing games on hand. 

BetSided has you covered with a game preview for the game, but let’s dive into the player props.

Here are three prop bets for Golden State Warriors-Boston Celtics Game 3, odds courtesy of WynnBET.

Best Prop Bets For Warriors vs. Celtics 

  • Jordan Poole OVER 12.5 Points (-120)
  • Marcus Smart OVER 5.0 Assists (-120)
  • Al Horford OVER 11.5 Points (-105)

Jordan Poole OVER 12.5 Points (-120)

If the Warriors are going to win this series, they’re going to need either Jordan Poole or Klay Thompson to step up. This line is very low and considering Poole found his rhythm in Game 2, I’m going to back it. Poole has cleared this line in three of his last four games, despite seeing his minutes decline. Because of his defensive limitations, Poole isn’t going to play with Curry and Thompson a lot, which makes his offense that much more valuable. 

I don’t feel like I’m asking for a lot here, so I’ll pay the slight juice for a good Poole game.

Marcus Smart OVER 5.0 Assists (-120)

Smart’s shooting has been inconsistent this entire postseason, so I’m looking towards his playmaking in this game for a winner. We all know how much better role players play at home, so I expect Smart to get a few extra assists from that.

The Celtics were in the game until the third quarter in Game 2, causing Ime Udoka to pull his starters. If Smart gets more run and has a chance to keep the offense flowing, I expect him to clear this with ease.

Al Horford OVER 11.5 Points (-105)

After having one of the biggest games of his life in Game 1, Horford regressed tremendously in Game 2. He only scored two points. That won’t happen again.

The Warriors are going small, which will give Horford opportunities to get second chance points on the glass. On top of that, Robert Williams' injury puts more pressure on Horford to be out there and contributing. This line may be a little aggressive, but Horford seems to turn it on when the Celtics need it the most. 

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.