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NBA Player Prop Picks: Celtics vs. Heat Game 6

Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals tips off tonight between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. The Celtics look to close out the series tonight to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010. Below are my three NBA Player Prop best bets for the game tonight! Let me dive right into it!

Eastern Conference Finals Game 6 Information:

Location: Boston, Massachusetts – TD Garden

Time: 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time (6:30 p.m. Pacific Time)

TV: ESPN

Money Line: Heat (+325) | Celtics (-425)

Spread: Celtics -9

Total: 201

Odds Via: WynnBET Sportsbook

Game 6 NBA Player Prop Best Bets

Jimmy Butler Over 1.5 Steals

The Eastern Conference Finals Games 4 and 5 looked like the series we all expected to watch. Tough, hard nose defense where points would be at a premium. As a result, that would want me to look towards defensive stats and rebounding prop bets. One player prop that I have been backing is Jimmy Butler steals prop bets.

Despite struggling on the offensive end over the last three games we know the defensive intensity is always high with Butler. In fact, in the postseason, Butler has recorded at least two steals in 11 of the 14 games. Furthermore, Butler has at least two steals in six of the eight home games. If the Miami Heat want any chance of forcing a Game 7, it will have to start on the defensive end of the court led by Jimmy Butler. I like this player prop to get over the projection.

 

Jaylen Brown Over 6.5 Rebounds

As I mentioned above, this series has turned into a hard-fought defensive-minded series. This only means that the defenses are making things difficult for shooters and missed shots are creating plenty of rebounding opportunities. In fact, over the last two games, there have been a combined 95 and 99 rebounds.

Jaylen Brown has been a consistent rebounder throughout the postseason for the Boston Celtics. In the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami, Brown has seven or more rebounds in four out of the five games. In the postseason, Brown is averaging close to seven rebounds. Since the start of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Brown has gone over this projection eight out of the last 12 games for the Boston Celtics.

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Jayson Tatum Over 6.5 Rebounds

Jayson Tatum has been outstanding for the Boston Celtics to say the least. However, he is flying under the radar rebounding the basketball for the Celtics. During the regular season, Tatum averaged 8.3 rebounds against the Miami Heat. Further, in the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami, Tatum is averaging 7.8 rebounds per game against the Heat. Tatum has grabbed seven or more rebounds in three of the five games so far. I expect the rebounding opportunities to be there again tonight in Boston as the Celtics look to close it out against the Miami Heat to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.

 

NBA Playoffs Player Prop Record: 8-7 (53.3%)

 

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