NBA Props to Target in Game 1 Celtics vs. Heat with Horford, Smart Out
The Boston Celtics will be without both Al Horford (Health & Safety Protocols) and Marcus Smart (foot sprain) for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight. These are two big losses for the Celtics and a big shock to fans as this news dropped at just approximately 6 p.m. EST.
Per Rotowire, the updated Boston Celtics starting lineup looks like this:
So I have some interest in prop lines for all these Celtics, plus Payton Pritchard and Daniel Theis getting more back-up minutes. Your interest in betting these prop lines really depends if you think the game will stay close or if it will be another NBA Playoffs blowout.
If you think Game 1 stays close, these are the lines I’m interested in:
-Jimmy Butler – PRA 40+ (+145 per DraftKings Sportsbook)
-Jason Tatum – PRA 45+ (+130 per DraftKings Sportsbook)
*Point lines from FanDuel Sportsbook below.
-Grant Williams over 10.5 points (-116)
-Robert Williams over 8.5 points (-108)
-Derrick White over 12.5 points (-104)
-Payton Pritchard over 9.5 points (+104)
If you think these players really step into their roles to help the Celtics keep this game close or win, here’s a fun 3 leg parlay to root for on FanDuel Sportsbook!
If you think the game is a Heat blowout, then I would seriously consider players Unders on both sides. As we’ve seen throughout the NBA playoffs, very few players can hit their over props (even on the winning team) when the game is a blowout and starters are not getting full minutes.