NBA Finals PrizePicks Player Props: Jayson Tatum & Draymond Green Have Value in Celtics-Warriors Game 2 (June 5)

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Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics, Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors.

  • Our NBA props analysts sees value on two PrizePicks plays for Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
  • He's eying plays on Jayson Tatum and Draymond Green.
  • Check out Tyler Schmidt's picks and analysis below.

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Here’s how I would approach today’s slate in the NBA Finals.

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NBA PrizePicks Parlay

Draymond Green Over 7.5 Rebounds

If the 2022 NBA Playoffs are any indication of what will happen in Game 2, the Warriors are going to come out and steamroll the Celtics. Falling down 0-2 is extremely unlikely to happen, especially with a proven NBA champion group.

This Draymond Green prop may look lofty if you're scrolling through his playoff game logs this season. Green has recorded eight or more rebounds in only six of his 17 playoff games. The emergence of Kevon Looney — who leads the Warriors in the playoffs with 7.8 rebounds per game — hasn't helped Green.

However, Green's rebounding numbers are inflated whenever he plays in the NBA Finals because he plays a ton of minutes at center in the Warriors' small-ball lineups. This was highlighted by Joe Dellera in our team's Series Best Bets article. Green is averaging 9.8 rebounds per game in his 28 career NBA Finals games.

In Game 1, Green led everyone who played with 16 rebound chances, as he hauled down a game-high 11 rebounds. He has only two games in which he has recorded under six rebounds per game in any NBA Finals game.

He's -150 (55.75% implied odds) at DraftKings to go over 7.5 rebounds. Lock this into your parlay.

Jayson Tatum Over 38.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists

Game 1 was headlined by a furious fourth-quarter comeback by the Celtics, as they outscored the Warriors, 40-16, in the quarter and went on a 17-0 run.

In need of a bounce-back victory, the Warriors are four-point home favorites tonight.

The Celtics have to be feeling pretty good about their victory, especially knowing that Jayson Tatum went 3-of-17 from the field. His 17.6% shooting from the field marked his second-worst performance of the season. Even with that, Tatum managed to put up 30 combined points, rebounds and assists in Game 1.

Locking in Tatum's points, rebounds and assists instead of points or anything else provides safety. He has proven to be a great facilitator and rebounder during this playoff run, dishing out 13 assists in Game 1 and averaging 8.8 rebounds per game in his last five games.

He has become an all-around player.

DraftKings has Tatum at -120 to go over 39.5 points, rebounds and assists, so there's value at a lower number on PrizePicks.

Even our Action Labs Prop Tool has Tatum projected for 47 points, rebounds and assists, which is well over this line. Expect Tatum to bounce back tonight.

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