The Phoenix Suns have their second matchup of the season against the Boston Celtics on Friday night, but they’ll be without Devin Booker, Cam Payne and Landry Shamet.
Boston dominated the Suns in their first meeting, winning by 27 in Phoenix. Boston didn’t have Al Horford or Robert Williams III in that game, but the team has both back for this matchup.
With Marcus Smart banged up for Boston and Booker still out, there are two players I love in the prop market on Friday.
Here are the best props to bet for Suns-Celtics:
Suns vs. Celtics best NBA prop bets today
- Mikal Bridges OVER 25.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists
- Jayson Tatum OVER 13.5 Rebounds and Assists
- Mikal Bridges OVER 3.5 Assists
Mikal Bridges OVER 25.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists
Mikal Bridges is playing some of the best basketball of his career, especially on the offensive end, as of late.
Phoenix has needed Bridges to score with Booker out of the lineup, and he’s delivered over his last 10 games, averaging 23.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. That’s over 31 PRA per contest, and he’s cleared that line in eight of his last 10 games.
On the season, Bridges is averaging 16.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, putting him right around the 25.5 mark. As long as he keeps seeing increased usage (17.2 shots per game over his last 10), Bridges should clear this against Boston.
Jayson Tatum OVER 13.5 Rebounds and Assists
Jayson Tatum has cleared 13.5 rebounds and assists in nine of his last 11 games, and he’s averaging 10.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game over that stretch.
The Celtics are going to rely on Tatum to create again on Friday night with Smart out, and he should have cleared this against Brooklyn if he didn’t sit the entire fourth quarter due to a blowout.
As long as Phoenix can hang around a bit, Tatum should stuff the stat sheet tonight.
Mikal Bridges OVER 3.5 Assists
One last Bridges play on Friday night, because you can’t pass up this nugget:
As I mentioned above, Bridges is averaging 5.4 assists per game over his last 10 matchups, clearing this line in 11 of his last 12 games.
He’s going to have the ball in his hands a ton for the Suns, so I like his opportunities to clear this assist line in Boston.
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