NBA Playoff PrizePicks: How to Play Jaylen Brown, Caleb Martin in Celtics vs. Heat (May 27)
Maddie Meyer/Getty Images. Pictured: Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics head to South Beach on Saturday to take on the Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals — which means there's plenty of value on PrizePicks.
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Here’s how I would approach today’s slate in NBA Playoffs slate.
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Jaylen Brown Less Than 32.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists
Despite being second on the team in usage rate behind Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown has really struggled in this series. He's averaging 17.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while shooting 41.1% from the field and 20% from behind the arc.
Still playing over 35 minutes per game, Brown has gone under this points, rebounds and assists prop in each of his last four games. It hasn't been close either, as he's averaging 23.3 per game over that time.
At times, Brown has looked like he has one foot out of the door and is ready for the offseason. His 44.4% shooting from the free-throw line is very uncharacteristic, but his scoring in general is way down in this series compared to the start of the playoffs.
That may be due to the Heat's really tough defense that's allowing only 109.1 points per game during the postseason. With such a low game total, expect Brown to struggle on the road once again for the Celtics tonight.
Caleb Martin More Than 13.5 Points
Back to the Caleb Martin well we go with more than 13.5 points.
Martin has exceeded this line in all five games of this series while averaging 17.6 points per game. He ranks second on the team in scoring against the Celtics behind none other than Jimmy Butler.
Martin is shooting 59.3% from the field and 45.2% from behind the arc while owning an 18.4% usage rate. Martin has averaged 11.8 field goal attempts per game with 53% of those coming from downtown.
Martin is playing 32.8 minutes per game off the bench in this series and has taken full advantage of this matchup. With Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo out and Gabe Vincent questionable, Martin's ability to score will be critical for the Heat's success.
This is another win-and-in scenario for the Heat, who can clinch a spot in the NBA Finals tonight. Expect Martin to keep the hot hand in Game 6, leading the Heat in scoring off the bench for the sixth consecutive game.