Celtics vs. Heat: NBA Game 1 Prop Bet for Tuesday, May 17 (2022)

Jayson Tatum UNDER 39.5 Points, Assists & Rebounds | -120 at DraftKings

Jayson Tatum has been very promising since he’s entered the league. But I believe this year Tatum has truly arrived as an NBA superstar. He is averaging 40PRA this playoffs, had the toughest path to the Conference Finals, and prevailed against Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. He completely outplayed Kevin Durant on both ends of the floor and went toe to toe with the best player in the world, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Enough praises, Jayson, it’s time to fade you. Here’s why. I expect a very low-scoring series as we have maybe the two best defenses in the league. Also while I’m leaning Boston for the series, I expect Miami to win tonight and wouldn’t be surprised even if it’s in a blowout fashion. Miami comes off 4 days rest and is playing at home. Here comes the Celtics after a hard-fought epic series, traveling from Milwaukee to Boston and now to Miami with only one day of rest in between. Also, Miami had the 4th best defense in the regular season, 4th in points and rebounds allowed, and 2th in assists allowed. Spoelstra has been one of the best defensive coaches in the NBA for years. Tatum averages 30.3PRA against Miami this year and hasn’t covered this line yet.

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