NBA Playoff Prop Picks: Wizards vs. Celtics Game 5

John Wall

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:18 PM GMT

We needed just one more point from Clint Capela last night to cash another winning props night, but alas we ended 0-2 and have evened our playoff record. Now it’s time for two more courtesy of Bovada sportsbook, for what should be a big Game 5 in Boston tonight.

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics

Game 5 (series tied 2-2)

Avery Bradley O/U 15 ½ Points

Avery Bradley heads back home to an arena he has played very well in and he is coming off two very poor games in Washington. Most players play better at home, but Bradley is averaging 16.4 points per game at home in these playoffs compared to 11.6 points per game on the road. If it weren’t for a 23-point performance to close out the Bulls in the first round, Bradley would be averaging single digits on the road in the postseason.

All that in mind, coming back to the parquet court should help Bradley’s scoring output in this one. He has not shot the ball well for most of this series, but when he comes home he seems to have the green light. Bradley is averaging 16.6 shot attempts in five home games this postseason and in a pivotal game at home, if Bradley is getting that kind of usage, he should be able to produce 16 or more points.

Free NBA Pick: OVER 15.5 points (-125)Best Line Offered: at Bovada Read On Our Free Pick For This Game Here

 

John Wall O/U 43 ½ Points, Rebounds, and Assists

Other than his 53-point performance in Game 2, Isaiah Thomas has been outplayed in this series. It’s nothing against him, but both he and John Wall played poorly over the last two games and with that should come a rebound from both All-Star point guards in this huge game.

Even at 43 ½, Wall’s points, rebounds and assists total has some value from Bovada on the over. Just looking back at his playoffs so far is reassuring of that. This is one of the biggest games of Wall’s playoff career and so far in this postseason, when the Wizards are met with a big game, Wall has delivered.

He had 32 points and 14 assists in Game 1 against the Hawks, he closed out the Hawks with 42 points and eight assists and so far in this series he is averaging 12.3 assists per game. If we can expect 10-12 assists tonight from Wall, I know we’re about to get 35 points or more.

No player on the Celtics is qualified to stop Wall and when he has it going, the rest of his teammates will feed off that tonight on the road. I see Wall coming out and punching Boston in the mouth in the first quarter like they have done all series and this time Wall will cash the over in his prop from Bovada

Free NBA Pick: OVER 43 ½ (-115)Best Line Offered: at Bovada