Today's Best NBA Prop Bet Picks & Predictions for Pacers vs Celtics, Saturday 5/25: Derrick White stuffs the stat sheet

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Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals headlines Saturday Night in the sports world. After an underwhelming Game 2 where the Pacers waved the white flag early, bettors are hoping for a better result. 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 Saturday, May 25.

Derrick White, BOS, Over 9.5 rebounds + assists (-113)

Odds available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing.

Put some respect on Derrick White’s name. White has put up remarkable numbers this season with the Celtics, which doesn’t include him making the NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team. We backed White in Game 2 from a playmaking standpoint, and he easily cashed us out. We’re adding his rebounds tonight since he had nine rebounding chances in Game 2.

Attacking a rebound + assist line for a loaded Celtics offense can be scary, but White’s usage is still high enough for me to be comfortable taking this line – especially with the price we’re getting this at. The rest of the market is around -125 to -130. We’ll wait and see how the Pacers defensive strategy is towards Jaylen Brown, who is coming off a 40 point performance, but I anticipate White becoming a big factor in the assist and rebounding column. 

Read our full Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers Game 3 predictions

Tyrese Haliburton, IND, Under 8.5 assists (-105)

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.

Tyrese Haliburton’s hamstring isn’t exactly in a great spot. Haliburton sat out the final quarter, along with most other Pacers starters. Even if Haliburton is fully ready to go for Game 3, this is still a great spot to fade the All-NBA point guard.

Fellow backcourt mate Andrew Nembhard looks exceptionally comfortable with the ball and can take pressure off Haliburton. Meanwhile, Pascal Siakam has been a mismatch for the Celtics. I’d expect both players to take their game a step up with a hobbled Haliburton that is getting hounded on offense by Jrue Holiday.

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