Best NBA Prop Bets Today (Bam Adebayo Bounce Back, Two Picks for Jaylen Brown)

Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo.
Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo. / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The BetSided team is all in on player props for this NBA season, sharing our favorite and best prop bet picks each day during the year. 

Tonight, we are sharing our favorite props for a massive Game 5 in the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.

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Here are the plays our team is eyeing for tonight’s slate with all odds via WynnBET:

  • Bam Adebayo OVER 15.5 Points (-125)
  • Jaylen Brown UNDER 24.5 Points (-125)
  • Jaylen Brown OVER 2.5 Made 3-Pointers (-135)

Bam Adebayo OVER 15.5 Points (-125)

Bam Adebayo showed just how skilled he can be offensively in Game 3. I think tonight, even if Robert Williams plays, Adebayo will have to be more aggressive. 

The Heat have all types of injury issues. Adebayo is one of the only truly healthy players Miami has. He’s missed this line in three of the four games this series. The back and forth nature of this Eastern Conference Finals is leading me to trust Adebayo to step up for his team when they need him. – Donnavan Smoot

Jaylen Brown UNDER 24.5 Points (-125)

Jaylen Brown has been solid in this postseason, and he had a 40-point game in Game 3 of this series, but I think this number is inflated in Game 5. 

In 15 playoff games, Brown has scored 25 or more points in just four games despite averaging 22.9 points per game in the playoffs. 

Oddsmakers had been putting this line at 23.5, which made things tricky since Brown has a couple 24-point games, but at 24.5 I’ll gladly side with the under, especially since the total in this game is at 203.5. – Peter Dewey

Jaylen Brown OVER 2.5 Made 3-Pointers (-135)

I seem to consistently be missing by super slim margins these NBA Playoffs. In Game 1 of Celtics-Heat, I bet Jimmy Butler’s assist prop at over 5.5, and he finished at 5. Last night, I rallied behind Andrew Wiggins’ terrific Game 3 performance and grabbed the over at 5.5 rebounds. Sure enough, he finished with, you guessed it, 5.

Since I’m a sucker for pain, let’s take another over for Game 5 with Jaylen Brown over 2.5 made 3-pointers. Before going 1-of-6 in the Celtics’ blowout win in Game 4, Brown had hit this prop in five of his last six games, averaging just over seven attempts per game.

The first four games have not been competitive, but Game 5 is a different beast, especially in Miami, and Brown will be well-rested having played just 29 minutes on Monday night. In a close game, expect plenty of shots from long range as Boston looks to take the series back home up 3-2 as rare road favorites. — Ben Heisler