The Boston Celtics are the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference heading into Wednesday’s Eastern Conference Finals rematch with the Miami Heat.
Miami won’t have star Jimmy Butler in this game, which led me to taking the Celtics in today’s betting preview for the game.
With Butler out and Jaylen Brown questionable, is there value in the prop market? Here are three that I’m considering for Wednesday's showdown:
Heat vs. Celtics Best NBA Prop Bets
- Marcus Smart OVER 6.5 Assists
- Bam Adebayo OVER 9.5 Rebounds
- Al Horford OVER 9.5 Points
Marcus Smart OVER 6.5 Assists
Marcus Smart is averaging 7.5 assists per game this season, and he’s quarterbacking the team with the No. 1 offense in the league right now.
Smart has cleared this line in nine of his last 11 games, posting five games with double-digit dimes over that stretch.
Even though Miami is a solid defensive team, Boston has been too good on offense for me to take the UNDER on Smart at this number.
Bam Adebayo OVER 9.5 Rebounds
Bam Adebayo has become the de-facto No. 1 option for the Heat with Butler out, but what’s been more impressive is his work on the glass.
The Heat’s defensive anchor is averaging 9.4 boards per game this season, but he’s cleared this line in eight of his last 11 games. Bam gets a favorable matchup with a Boston team that is 20th in the league in rebounding percentage and without center Robert Williams III.
If Miami stays in this game, Bam should play plenty of minutes which will help him on his quest to grab double-digit boards.
Al Horford OVER 9.5 Points
Al Horford is averaging 11.2 points per game this season, and he’s being undervalued with this line on Wednesday.
Horford has put up double-digit points in 11 of his 17 games this season, and he’s been even better over the past month, scoring 10-plus points in 10 of his 12 games in November.
The Heat are a good defensive team, but Horford should be able to stretch the floor on them. He’s only taking 7.8 shots per game, but Al is shooting an exceptional 55.6 percent from the field and 48.7 percent form 3.
Go OVER on his low points total tonight.
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