NBA PrizePicks Player Props: Pick Marcus Smart & Jayson Tatum for Friday’s Celtics vs. Heat Parlay

NBA PrizePicks Player Props: Pick Marcus Smart & Jayson Tatum for Friday’s Celtics vs. Heat Parlay article feature image

Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics.

  • PrizePicks are a way to target specific player props and our analyst has a couple plays for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart have come up big for the Celtics thus far and Munaj Manji thinks they'll do so again against the Heat.
  • He breaks down his picks below.

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Here’s how I would approach Friday’s Game 6 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals.

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Jayson Tatum Over 5 Assists

We all know great of a scorer Jayson Tatum is, but in the postseason he’s been doing a great job distributing the ball for the Boston Celtics. We have seen Tatum getting doubled teamed throughout the playoffs and he's been finding open shooters. In the Eastern Conference Finals, Tatum has dished out five or more assists in four of the five games.

In fact, Tatum has dished out 5+ assists in 12 out of 16 postseason games. I expect the Miami Heat defense to continue to make things difficult for Tatum with double teams. As a result, this should give him the same opportunities he’s had all postseason to pile up the assists.

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Marcus Smart Over 3.5 Rebounds

Marcus Smart is the glue player every team needs. He gives full effort in all aspects of the game — defense, rebounds, passing — and can also contribute as a scorer. One area in which Smart is excelling in this postseason is rebounding. Thus far in the Eastern Conference Finals, Smart has played in three games and has grabbed four or more rebounds in each game.

In this series, where the defense has ramped up and shot making has been extremely difficult, the rebounding opportunities have been aplenty. I am expecting another tight defensive battle and for Smart to grab at least four rebounds.

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