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Celtics vs Nets Player Props For Game 4 | Best Prop Bets

Posted: Apr 25, 2022Last updated: Apr 26, 2022

The first-round series between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets has been full of top-notch performances. In Game 3, Celtics star Jayson Tatum logged a game-high 39 points. In Game 1, it was Nets guard Kyrie Irving who dropped 39 in front of a hostile crowd.

We’ve also seen surprising lines from each team’s role players, including Brooklyn’s Bruce Brown and Boston’s Marcus Smart. These are the players who make prop betting especially exciting; you never know who will break out and have a big game.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at our favorite prop bets for Celtics-Nets Game 4.

All NBA playoff odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and current as of Sunday, April 24, at 11 a.m. ET.

Celtics vs Nets Game 4 Game Props

Nets UNDER 110.5 Points (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

This may seem like a low total for a team that rosters Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, but Brooklyn’s offense has not looked particularly great through three games. After scoring 114 points in Game 1, the Nets logged just 107 in Game 2 and 103 in Game 3.


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You have to credit the Celtics for their effort on the defensive end, particularly when it comes to limiting Durant. The All-Star forward has more turnovers (17) than assists (16) and is connecting on a mere 36.5% of his looks from the field.

As long as Boston can keep the pressure up on Durant and control the pace, Brooklyn should come in under 110.5 points in Game 4.

Ride with Brooklyn’s Under in our NBA bet of the day.

Celtics vs Nets Game 4 Player Props

Jayson Tatum, Celtics: OVER 43.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (-115)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Jayson Tatum has done it all for the Celtics in this series. Through three games, the 24-year-old is averaging 29.7 points, 8.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and a block per game.

Of course, those last two stats don’t matter for this prop, but it further illustrates the fact that he’s been everywhere.

Fresh off a 39-point performance in Game 3, I like Tatum to put together another stellar all-around line and hit the Over on his points + rebounds + assists prop. It may be a high bar to clear, but he’s clearly capable of filling up the stat sheet.

Bruce Brown, Nets: OVER 14.5 Points (-120)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Bruce Brown has long been an excellent utility man, but he’s truly proven that through the first three games of this series. The fourth-year swingman is averaging 18.0 points and supplementing that production with an additional 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.7 steals per game.



The number we’re focusing on here is his points. After tallying just five in Game 1, Brown bounced back with 23- and 26-point performances in Games 2 and 3, respectively. He’s also gone 6-of-12 from three-point range in the series, which is a sizable improvement over his 32.7% mark from deep for his career.

He’s been one of the few Nets players to bring the energy over the past two games, so back Brown to keep the momentum going and hit the Over on his points prop.



PREVIOUSLY: Celtics-Nets Game 3 Props

The first-round series between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets has been one of the most exciting matchups of the NBA Playoffs so far, and a big reason why is because of the star power on both sides.

Brooklyn features a supremely talented tandem in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who are both considered among the best scorers the league has ever seen.

Meanwhile, Boston boasts Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, two young wings who have already accomplished plenty in their short careers.

With big names on both teams, this is an excellent series for prop betting. Let’s take a look at some of the best NBA prop bets for Game 3.

All NBA gameday odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and current as of Friday, April 22, at 4 p.m. ET.

Celtics vs Nets Game 3 Player Props

Marcus Smart, Celtics: OVER 14.5 Points (-105)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Smart is known for being a pest on defense and for setting the tone for the rest of his team. He’s a major reason why Boston has the No. 1 defense in the league and just earned Defensive Player of the Year honors for his efforts.

With this prop, however, we’re looking at what Smart can do on the offensive end of the floor.

Smart is averaging 16 points per game in this series, highlighted by a 20-point showing in Game 1. He’s a legitimate perimeter threat as well, averaging 7.5 three-point attempts per game thus far and burying four of them in the series opener.

He’s a solid option to go to for some quick offense. Considering his shot volume and distance, this seems like a relatively low bar to clear as long as he’s knocking them down, making this our NBA bet of the day.

Seth Curry, Nets: OVER 11.5 Points (-110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Brooklyn acquired Curry via the James Harden trade, and he’s done wonders for the Nets since arriving. The 31-year-old sharpshooter averaged nearly 15 points per game and shot 46.8% from three in his 19 regular-season contests following the trade.

After struggling with his shot in the series opener, Curry bounced back in Game 2 with 16 points, including four three-pointers. That’s how I anticipate he’ll play for the remainder of the series given his long-term consistency as a shooter.



Curry would’ve hit the Over on this prop in Game 2 on threes alone. If he has a similar performance in Game 3, he’ll surpass this mark once again.

Celtics vs Nets Game 3 Game Props

Margin of Victory: Nets or Celtics by 1-5 Points (+175)

WAGER: 1 Unit

The first two games in this series have been extremely tight. In Game 1, Tatum sank a shot at the buzzer to give the Celtics a one-point victory. In Game 2, Boston won by single digits after trailing by as many as 17 points in the first half.

Whether the Celtics take a 3-0 lead or the Nets find a way to get the job done at home, chances are this game will come down to the final few possessions. In that case, we can cash in on this prop at (+175) odds, which seems like a great value since we don’t actually have to pick the winner.


PREVIOUSLY: CELTICS-NETS GAME 2 PROPS

Game 1 between the Nets and Celtics ended in thrilling fashion, with Jayson Tatum spinning to the rim and sinking a game-winning shot as the clock expired that put Boston up 1-0 in the series.

Game 2 tips off Wednesday, so let’s get right to it and discuss some props to consider taking a chance on.

All NBA gameday odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and current as of Tuesday, April 19, at 11 a.m. ET.

Celtics vs Nets Game 2 Player Props

Al Horford, Celtics: To Record a Double-Double (-120)

WAGER: 1 Unit

After averaging 29 minutes per game during the regular season, Al Horford logged 41 minutes in Game 1. Increased playing time could become the norm for him in this series with Robert Williams III (knee) on the sidelines.

Horford took advantage of his added minutes, posting 20 points and 15 rebounds. That marked his third double-double over his last five games. He narrowly missed another by two rebounds.

Although he’s not as dangerous as he was during his prime with the Hawks, if he’s going to hover around 40 minutes, it’s likely that he can continue his increased production, making this our NBA bet of the day.

Marcus Smart, Celtics: Over 14.5 Points (-125)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Marcus Smart stepped up in Game 1, scoring 20 points on 8-for-17 shooting from the field, including 4-for-9 from behind the arc. His 17 shot attempts were the third-most on the team behind Jaylen Brown (19) and Tatum (18).



Smart playing well against the Nets is nothing new. In four games during the regular season, Smart logged 15+ points in three of them. As long as he can stay out of foul trouble guarding Kyrie Irving, he could blow past the Over.

Celtics vs Nets Game 2 Game Props

Over 110.5 Second Half Points (Inc. OT) (-115)

WAGER: 0.5 Units

Offense wasn’t difficult to come by in the first half of Game 1, with both teams combining to score 122 points. However, things got tight in the second half, with them combining to score 107 points.

The Nets went cold when they scored 24 points in the third quarter, but the Celtics were even worse when they scored 19 in the fourth. If either was just slightly more efficient in those respective quarters, they could have hit the Over on this number.

While this could be a bit flukier than the Horford or Smart props, it’s still a wager to at least consider.


One of the most exciting first-round matchups in the NBA features the Brooklyn Nets taking on the Boston Celtics. This seems like a matchup that would have been more likely further down the road in the playoffs, but the Nets had to sneak in through the Play-In Tournament due to injuries and Kyrie Irving missing most of their home games.

With Game 1 tipping off Sunday, let’s discuss three props to consider taking a chance on.

All NBA gameday odds are provided by Caesars and current as of Saturday, April 16, at 12 p.m. ET.

Celtics vs Nets Game 1 Player Props

Kevin Durant, Nets: Over 6.5 Assists (-125)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Irving is an excellent scorer, but he’s not a traditional passing point guard. He’s never averaged more than 6.9 assists per game during his career, and he averaged just 5.8 assists per game this season.

Kevin Durant, on the other hand, averaged a career-high 6.4 assists this season. He’s dished out at least seven assists in four of his last five games, and he recorded at least 10 assists three times during that stretch.

He should play a ton and have the ball in his hands plenty in this game, which makes the Over appealing in our NBA bet of the day.

Jaylen Brown, Celtics: Over 3.5 Assists (-135)

WAGER: 1 Unit

Jaylen Brown also set a career-high in assists per game this season, although it was a more modest total of 3.5. He was racking them up in bunches to end the season, averaging 5.5 assists over his final eight games. During that stretch, he registered at least four assists seven times.



While the Nets can be prolific offensively, they have plenty of holes on defense. That contributed to Brown providing at least five assists in three of their four meetings during the regular season. Look for Brown to be proficient in that department during Game 1, as well.

Celtics vs Nets Game 1 Game Props

Celtics: First-Half Money Line (-150)

WAGER: 1 Unit

My expectation is that the Celtics win this game. They have been dominant at home this season, posting a 28-13 record there. The Nets did have a better record on the road than at home, but a lot of that can be attributed to Irving not being eligible to play in most home games.

The Celtics are well-rested for this game and will have the home crowd behind them. Look for them to get off to a hot start and hold the lead heading into halftime.

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Garrett Chorpenning

Garrett Chorpenning is a Digital Content Coordinator for The Game Day. His previous work includes covering the LA Clippers for Sports Illustrated and FanSided.

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