NBA PrizePicks Player Props: Target Strus, Brown in Celtics vs. Heat Game 7
Eric Espada/Getty Images. Pictured: Boston Celtics standout Jaylen Brown.
- Even if you can't bet on Sunday's Game 7, there's still a way to get in on player props in Celtics vs. Heat.
- Tyler Schmidt gives out two PrizePicks player props that he's parlaying ahead of tonight's Eastern Conference finals matchup.
- Find his analysis and picks below.
Player props have become among the most popular bets in the industry, but while the amount of states with legalized gambling is growing, some may feel left out.
With PrizePicks, you get the opportunity to essentially parlay game prop over/unders with cash payouts depending on how many you get correct on that day’s slate.
You can do a Flex Play or a Power Play. A Flex Play gives you lesser odds, but you can win money even if you don’t nail every pick. Meanwhile, a Power Play is similar to a parlay — it’s all or nothing.
Here’s how I would approach today’s slate in NBA Playoffs slate.
What is PrizePicks? A daily fantasy operator — meaning they’re available in more states (30) than sports betting is! — PrizePicks offers a unique opportunity for action on player props in which you parlay two or more plays together.
NBA PrizePicks Parlay
Max Strus Under 19 Fantasy Score
Despite being 8.5-point road underdogs, the Miami Heat came out with a huge Game 6 victory forcing a Game 7 at home. They are still two-point underdogs, but get the luxury of playing at home. Can they get back to the NBA Finals?
After going 0-16 from the field in Game’s 4 and 5, Max Strus bounced back in Game 6 scoring 13 points, but only had two rebounds and two assists. Strus also had four turnovers as he fouled and failed to get over this fantasy line.
Strus has gone under this prop in three-straight games as he has failed to get a steal or block, which has really hurt his upside. Having two-straight games with zero made field goals has opened the door for Victor Oladipo and Duncan Robinson to get more playing time. Tyler Herro also may be back for Game 7.
With veteran starters all healthy, it is hard to see Strus having a big game as he solely relies on his perimeter jump shot. He is shooting 27.5% from the field in this series as 73.1% of his field goal attempts have come from behind the arc.
Jaylen Brown Over 22.5 Points
After a tough home loss, the Celtics have to go on the road for Game 7. The good thing is they have won two of their three road games against the Heat during this series. Huge game with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line.
Jaylen Brown has averaged 24.2 points per game in this series, which is only 0.6 per game behind Jayson Tatum. Brown has finished over this line in four of the six games and in all three road games. This is a great prop to target tonight.
What sets this prop above the rest is Brown’s line on DraftKings sportsbook is 24.5 points with -105 to the over. Win or go home game I love Brown to get over this 22.5 points prop. He also has a 28.8% usage rate during this series.
Brown also leads the Celtics in this series with 12.3 drives per game. He has had to be very aggressive as Tatum is being hounded by Heat defenders. Brown has nearly two more field goal attempts per game more than Tatum during this series. He is the player I prefer to target on this Celtics offense.
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