2024 NBA Player Props, Breakdown, Odds, and Picks (May 21)

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  • We’ve got an interesting NBA player prop for you for Tuesday, May 21, 2024.
  • Jayson Tatum recorded a double-double in eight of his last 10 games.

Just one game of the NBA Playoffs is on the program on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The game in question is the Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics. This is the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals, and will take place at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

In this post, we’re going to analyze the Pacers vs. Celtics Game 1 in order to find the best NBA prop bet for May 21.

Pacers vs. Celtics Game 1

How to Watch

  • When: Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Channel: ESPN

Prop Pick

The Boston Celtics won the semifinal series with the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 in which they did a great job in the defense. In three of those games, they conceded under 100 points, which is surprising given that the Cavs have some high-scoring players on the roster (e.g., Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, Evan Mobley, etc.).

On May 21, they’re taking on an even higher-scoring team. The Indiana Pacers are actually the team with the highest average in the league, with their PPG in the regular season being 121.9.

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In order to win Game 1, the Celtics need to go heavy on the offense to try to outscore the opposition. The good news for them is that their top scorer Jayson Tatum is in top shape. He recorded a double-double in eight of his last 10 games, and we think he’s gonna do it again.

NBA Player PropOdds
Jayson Tatum Double-Double-189
Annie Adkins
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