Today's Best NBA Prop Bet Picks & Predictions for Pacers vs Celtics, Thursday 5/23: Back Al Horford and Derrick White in Game 2

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The Pickswise NBA props team is running hot in the postseason! Our experts are on a huge 6-1 run after Kyrie Irving lit it up last night, and we’re back on the hunt for even more winners tonight, targeting Game 2 of the Pacers vs Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. You can find out our NBA picks on the side and total of every game through the postseason, but for now, let’s dive into today’s best NBA player prop bets for Pacers vs Celtics on Thursday, May 23.

Al Horford, BOS, Over 10.5 points (-118)

Odds available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing.

In Game 1, the Indiana Pacers were content with letting Al Horford shoot spot-up three-pointers. The Celtics threw a bunch of ball screens at Tyrese Haliburton with Al Horford being the screener and popping to the three-point line — most of these resulting in Myles Turner playing drop coverage and Horford leaking out for open shots. We’ll see what adjustments Rick Carlisle makes, but living with the Celtics’ 5th option shooting 10+ field-goal attempts may be their best chance at stealing Game 2.

We’re also taking a market-based approach for this line on Horford. FanDuel and ESPN Bet are the only 2 major books to offer this at 10.5. Meanwhile, DraftKings and BetMGM have already moved this to 11.5.

Read our full Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics Game 2 predictions

Derrick White, BOS, Over 4.5 assists (-134)

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.

We’re backing Derrick White to record at least five assists in Game 2 — a number he breezed past in Game 1 with 4 assists alone in the 1st half. I expect this number to move to 5.5 before tipoff. This is a prop that I will be laddering up to 7 assists, with the best price coming via FanDuel at +260. With the best supporting cast in basketball and White bringing the ball up, he should have plenty of opportunities to give us a chance at cashing this plus-money prop.

Now read our Pacers vs Celtics Same Game Parlay after last night’s cashed at +413 odds!

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