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Marcus Smart Over 5.5 Assists (-130)
Marcus Smart averaged 6.3 assists per night in the regular season, and he's averaging 6.0 dimes per contest through five games in the series against the Miami Heat. Smart has gone for at least six assists in three of the five games in the series, including two outings of eight-plus assists.
After some games with pedestrian -- by their standard -- three-point attempt totals, the Boston Celtics have gotten back to their high-volume ways from deep, averaging 40.3 three-point tries over the past four games. That's good for Smart's assist potential, and he also benefits from having Derrick White back in the starting five as Smart posts 7.33 assists per 36 minutes when sharing the court with White, per RotoGrinders' CourtIQ.
With Boston in a must-win spot, minutes shouldn't be an issue for Smart, and I like his chances of amassing at least six assists in Saturday's Game 6.
Bam Adebayo to Record 1+ Steals (-160)
Bam Adebayo averaged 1.2 steals per game in the regular season, and it was his fourth straight campaign averaging at least 1.1 steals per night.
He's at 1.1 steals per game in these playoffs, and Bam has swiped at least one steal in seven of his last eight games, including four steals over the last three games.
The Celtics are a decent matchup for steals, too, as they've been prone to some high-turnover games in the playoffs. Over their last seven games, Boston is averaging 12.6 turnovers per night and has committed at least 15 turnovers in four of the games. They're averaging 14.0 turnovers per night over their past three road games.
As was the case with Smart, minutes are unlikely to be an issue. Miami will do all it can to avoid going back to Boston.