Celtics vs. Cavs Player Props: Mobley, Garland, and Co. Take Aim At Tired C’s

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We’re discussing Celtics vs. Cavs player props ahead of their contest on Monday night. The NBA tips the week off with a six-game schedule.

Celtics vs. Cavs NBA Odds, Lines, Props

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Celtics vs. Cavs Player Props

Evan Mobley Over 16.5 Points

One of the reasons we’re picking on the Celtics is they’re playing the second-leg of a back-to-back after losing on Sunday night in double-overtime.

Robert Williams is out for the Celtics. Meanwhile, Al Horford (46 minutes) and Grant Williams (44 minutes) are tasked with shouldering the load in another tough matchup. Mobley, for his part, is averaging 18.9 points over his last 10, and could be asked to step up offensively if Donovan Mitchell (finger) is out or limited.

Evan Mobley Over 9.5 Rebounds

Heavy legs can result in sluggish defense and struggles on the offensive side of the ball. The margin of points the Cavs are laying at various sportsbooks suggests oddsmakers are factoring fatigue into the equation for tonight’s matchup.

Mobley isn’t the game’s most prolific rebounder, but we’re willing to wager on him cracking double figures on the glass. It’s reasonable to anticipate a few extra errant shots clanging off the iron tonight. After all, the Cavs’ top-rated defense will make things especially difficult on a weary Celtics roster.

Darius Garland Over 22.5 Points

Garland’s raw scoring output over his last 10 hasn’t been particularly gaudy (21.9 points), but he’s shooting at an efficient clip – 55.2% overall and 53.4% from three-point range.

Bettors may want to await final word on Mitchell’s availability, but keep in mind his betting total will rise as soon as Mitchell is ruled out (if he is, in fact, ruled out). Even if Mitchell plays, there is the chance Garland handles more than the 14.5 shot attempts he’s averaging over his last 10.

Jarrett Allen Over 1.5 Blocks & Steals

Generally speaking, we’re not in the habit of pursuing heavily favored odds. Short odds suggest a result is more likely, but naturally, they’re less profitable. We’re making an exception here with Allen’s blocks-plus-steals prop.

Allen is blocking 1.1 shots per contest over his last 10, including four games with multiple rejections. He’s adding 0.8 swipes over that span with three instances of multiple pilfers. If Boston is as tired as the scenario suggests they could be, they’ll struggle with more than shooting and defense. They’ll be looser with the ball and slower with their actions, two factors that will allow Allen to shine defensively.