The Boston Celtics are up 2-1 in the NBA Finals over the Golden State Warriors. Tonight, the Celtics have a chance to take a 3-1 lead in the series at home.
Most believe that whoever wins tonight’s game will be crowned the champion in the NBA. Therefore, tonight’s game is huge for both teams.
I’ve put together a few player props that I’ll be taking a shot at for tonight’s Game 4.
Celtics vs. Warriors: Jaylen Brown Over 35.5 Points, Rebounds, Assists
This is turning into a Jaylen Brown series. Brown, in my opinion, would win the NBA Finals MVP after the first three games have concluded. He just added 27 pints with nine rebounds and five assists in Game 3 and played 40 minutes while shooting 4-for-8 from three.
Brown also took over in Game 2, on the road, in the fourth quarter and was basically why the Celtics rallied to win.
Brown’s going to continue to put up big numbers. The expectation is that he’ll put up 25 points and assist and rebound at least 11 times, which would be 36.
Bet: Jaylen Brown Over 35.5 Points, Rebounds, Assists (-106 via FanDuel)
Celtics vs. Warriors: Klay Thompson Over 3.5 Three-pointers
Klay Thompson could finally burst out of his slump in Game 3 with five three-pointers on 13 attempts. The Warriors don’t have much depth and will need Thompson to provide a spark from deep every game if the Warriors plan on winning the series.
Thompson’s confidence is back, and the Warriors are looking to get him opening looks whenever they can. With Steph Curry also banged up with an injured ankle, Thompson’s volume could even increase from what it was in Game 3.
Again, the Warriors aren’t getting help from players other than Curry and Thompson. So both of those will have to score at least 25 points in this game, and those 25 from Thompson would come mainly from the three-point range.
Bet: Klay Thompson Over 3.5 Three-pointers (-104 via FanDuel)
Celtics vs. Warriors: Jayson Tatum Over 5.5 Assists
Tatum is averaging 8.3 assists in the NBA Finals. He had one game with 13, one with three, and another with nine. Sure, he’s been inconsistent, but he also added 5.6 assists in the Eastern Conference Finals series. In that series, he was much more consistent.
The Celtics are moving the ball at a very good pace, and they’re also earning more assists as a team and overall have better ball movement. The Warriors just come off screens, and the Celtics move the ball to find open players. Tatum has adapted and helped the Celtics elevate their game with his ability to earn many assists.
Take Tatum to get six or more assists tonight.
Bet: Jayson Tatum Over 5.5 Assists (-148 via FanDuel)
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