Today's Best NBA Prop Bet Picks & Predictions, Wednesday 5/15: Payton Pritchard helps Boston close the series

Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard (11) celebrates his three-point basket in the third quarter of game four of the second round for the 2024 NBA playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
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The Celtics have a chance to close out their series against the Cavaliers tonight, being up 3-1 heading into Game 5. As it currently stands, Donovan Mitchell is questionable after missing Game 4 entirely and Jarrett Allen is a perpetual questionable at this point. The Thunder evened the series at 2-2 with Dallas and we head back to Oklahoma City. Luka Doncic has not looked himself this series and we’ve yet to really get a Kyrie Irving scoring onslaught, but defensively he needs to be recognized for how he’s stepped it up. The story of that series has been the emergence of PJ Washington as a legitimate 3rd option for the Mavs, along with Josh Giddey being relegated to backup point guard for OKC. Let’s dive into my best NBA player prop bets for Wednesday, May 15, while you can also find out our experts’ NBA picks for each of today’s games.

Payton Pritchard (BOS) over 5.5 rebounds+assists (-111)

Line available on FanDuel Sportsbook at the time of publishing.

We’re going back to an old friend here with this play. We hit this in Game 1 and Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and it’s actually cashed in 3 of 4 games in the series. Pritchard is very much entrenched in this rotation and should see 20-25 minutes tonight in a close-out game. It’s tough to believe the Cavaliers will match the Celtics’ output tonight, assuming Mitchell is out again and this game turns into a blowout. Blowouts mean Cleveland will be forced to rely on threes to stay in the game and that is where Pritchard is grabbing the lion’s share of his rebounds in this series. 1u

Read our full Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics predictions

$10 NBA Player Prop Lotto, 5/15 (+1160)

  • Al Horford 3+ threes made (+320)
  • Kyrie Irving 8+ assists (+200)

$10 pays $111.60

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