Heat vs. Celtics Game 6 Player Props & SGPs: Hobbled Butler On Brink Of Playoff Exit

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Jimmy Butler must fight through injury to keep the Heat's title flame alive (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

The Boston Celtics are one win away from reaching their first NBA Finals since 2010. Fortunately for them, the opportunity comes at their very own TD Garden in Game 6 of the East Finals. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat need to win two games before the Cs win one, starting with a road game in the Bay State.

Looking for some NBA Playoffs player props and same-game parlays? We have you covered. Here are a few involving the Heat and Celtics’ Game 6 tilt.

Also read: Celtics vs. Heat Game 6 and Series Odds

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Game 6 Betting Lines

The Heat are going to have to leave their recent struggles behind and overcome being 8.5- to 9-point underdogs at sportsbooks. Bettors swinging for the fences on the Miami moneyline can earn 3.5-to-1 profits on Caesars, whereas Boston backers can grab -400 on BetMGM.

Heat vs. Celtics Game 6 Player Props

Jayson Tatum ‘Under’ 2.5 Threes (+158, FanDuel)

Jayson Tatum has been serviceable in many facets of the game. But as a distance shooter, not so much. He’s knocking down two measly three-pointers per contest against Miami, and has been held under 2.5 threes in four of five games.

If you want to play it safer and wager on ‘under’ 3.5 threes (+106), then that’s fine too. Just know that it’ll take a toll on your plus-money premium.

Al Horford To Record Double-Double (+220, DraftKings)

Hitting the ‘points’ portion of a double-double is supposed to give bettors less stress than the ‘rebounds’ portion. While Al Horford’s five points in Game 4 might alarm some folks, he has reached the 10-point mark in his three other games against the Heat, which should give backers of this prop enough confidence.

Miami has been playing its worst offensive basketball this season in the past two games, missing way more shots than usual and consequently setting up Celtics players, particularly Horford, with elevated rebounding totals. The Boston big man has two double-digit rebounding games under his belt this series, and has brought down double-digit rebounds in seven of his last 11 contests.

Jimmy Butler ‘Under’ 0.5 Threes (+162, FanDuel)

Not known for his three-point shooting, Jimmy Butler has hit just two threes in five games against the Celtics. Butler backers may presume he took only a handful of threes, but they’d be wrong. He has shot 12 times at a 16.7% clip from downtown.

He’s also still dealing with a knee injury suffered in Game 3.

And here’s what makes this prop so enticing: You can profit more than you risk. All you need is for a beat-up, already-struggling non-distance shooter to go one game without making a three. That sounds pretty feasible.

Same-Game Parlay

Celtics 11+ Win Margin; PJ Tucker ‘Over’ 0.5 Threes; Jimmy Butler 2+ Steals (+483, FanDuel)

The Celts should coast Friday night. They have the momentum and home-court advantage, and they’re much healthier. What’s more, their three wins have been by 25, 20, and 13 points.

PJ Tucker is a man of few shots, but when half of your attempts come from beyond the arc, hitting at least one becomes an afterthought. He has made one-plus three in four of five games versus Boston.

Surprisingly, Butler’s injury hasn’t impaired his elite defensive prowess. He has snatched two-plus steals in two of his last three games. Through his 15 playoff games, he has achieved that feat in 11 of them.

Also read:  Odds to win NBA Finals | NBA Finals MVP odds

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