NBA Best Bets Tonight: Free Expert NBA Picks for Game 6 of Heat vs. Celtics

NBA Best Bets Tonight: Free Expert NBA Picks for Game 6 of Heat vs. Celtics

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Celtics to win and Tatum to score 20+ (-255) vs. Heat

DraftKings, 1:36 PM CT

Alex Barutha: I'm confident Boston will win tonight, but I didn't want to bet on the large spread (-8.5), and the -435 moneyline isn't easier on the eyes. So, I'll rope in Tatum scoring his customary 20 points with the Celtics win to get things down to a manageable -255. I'm also enticed by the Heat to score fewer than 90 points at +260 since they've combined for 162 over the past two. Unfortunately, that can't be parlayed with the Tatum prop. Ultimately, I think Miami is too banged up to hang around in this series.

Boston Celtics -8.5 (-115) vs. Miami Heat

DraftKings Sportsbook, 12:45 PM CT

Nick Whalen: Miami obviously needs this game to stay alive, but nothing about the Heat's effort in Games 4 or 5 implies that they have the firepower to force a Game 7. Miami looks gassed, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are struggling, and the Heat's role players can't knock down open threes. The line is a little higher than I'd like, so perhaps consider looking into an alternate spread, such as Celtics -5.5 (-190).

Marcus Smart under 1.5 steals (-245) vs. Miami Heat

FanDuel, 8am ET

Ken Crites: I love MAH-cus, but he's clearly injured.  His right foot/ankle has suffered multiple injuries.  I'm expecting a lot of Derrick White and Payton Pritchard tonight.  Boston would be wise to do what they can to get Smart healthy for the Finals, or a ECF Game 7 if necessary.  Smart has zero steals and zero blocks over his last two games.

Derrick White over 2.5 Assists (-142) vs. Miami Heat

FanDuel, 1:20 PM CT

Ken Crites: Looking past his poor outside shooting, White has stepped up his play in the ECF.  With the Spurs this season, White averaged 30.2 minutes and 5.6 assists per game. With Smart hobbled, White is looking at a similar workload tonight.  Over the last two games versus Miami, he's averaged 35 minutes and 5.5 dimes.

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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RotoWire's NBA Editor and host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Nick was awarded the FSWA Best Podcast -- All Sports award in 2017 and 2018. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.
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