Tonight’s Celtics vs. Hawks Game 6 props feature Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Boston allowed Atlanta to extend their first-round series, but the expectation is for the Celtics to clip the Hawks’ wings tonight.
Celtics vs. Hawks Game 6 Player Props & Picks
Jayson Tatum Over 3.5 Three-Pointers Made
This pick is made under the presumption that the Celtics will close out the Hawks in Atlanta tonight. That will more than likely require a quality, well-rounded performance from Tatum.
Considering Tatum’s relative inefficiency from the floor (43.5/34.0%), betting on his total points is risky. However, if you believe he’ll bounce back from his worst game of the series, betting on a sharper performance from three-point range is a reasonable gamble. He will continue to see plenty of volume from deep.
Jayson Tatum Over 1.5 Steals + Blocks
Much of the Celtics’ regular-season success came on the strength of their No. 3 rated defense. Clichés are clichés for a reason, but wins can start on the defensive end.
Tatum is an MVP — and Finals MVP — caliber player. Not just talent, but player. This is a resume-building opportunity for Tatum, and one in which he can be expected to excel, particularly defensively. He hit the Over in three of five games so far this series.
Jaylen Brown Over 6.5 Rebounds
Do you anticipate the Celtics rebounding after letting a series win slip through their grasp? A Celtics win will be accompanied by a smothering defensive performance.
Brown isn’t prolific on the glass — hence the plus-money odds. He’s only averaging 5.4 rebounds across five games in the series, but he’s gone Over with seven and 10 boards. If the Celtics show up in Game 6 — and we don’t have reason to believe they won’t — there will be a lot of errant Hawks shot attempts to corral.
Al Horford Over 1.5 Three-Pointers Made
Don’t be afraid to go beyond the statistics in this spot. Horford hit two treys in three contests, but his experience provides just as much reason for his backers to bet with confidence.
Horford has a mountain of playoff games under his belt, so tonight’s road tilt won’t be too big or bright for him. If Tatum and Brown are firing on all cylinders — a reasonable expectation — Horford will receive enough quality looks to drain a pair of deep attempts.
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