Best NBA prop bets today for Celtics vs. Sixers (How to bet on Jayson Tatum)

Can Jayson Tatum have a big game against the Sixers?

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum.
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. / Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time this season, the Boston Celtics will take on the Philadelphia 76ers, and this time the team is out for some revenge. 

Boston lost its first meeting against Philly, but the C’s could be down some key players with Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis both listed as questionable tonight. 

If that’s the case, it could lead to a big game for Jayson Tatum, who was held to just 16 points on 14 shots in the last meeting against Philly. 

Tatum is one of the players to consider betting on in the prop market in this game, as that may not be as volatile as the game lines given Boston’s injury report. 

A great place to bet on this matchup is WynnBET Sportsbook, the best place for Massachusetts bettors. The Celtics are favored in this game, but let’s look at the prop market for a couple of bets to place. 

Celtics vs. Sixers best NBA prop bets today

  • Jayson Tatum OVER 29.5 points (-120)
  • Joel Embiid UNDER 31.5 points (-115)

Jayson Tatum OVER 29.5 points (-120)

Tatum had a down-scoring game in his last matchup with Philly, but he should be in line for a massive offensive role if Brown or Porzingis sit. 

Even if both players end up suiting up, Tatum is averaging 28.4 points per game this season, clearing 29.5 points in six out of his 10 games. 

This is the second game of a back-to-back for the Sixers, who may have some tired legs, and Philly gave up 132 points to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. 

This could be a huge game for Tatum and the C’s. 

Joel Embiid UNDER 31.5 points (-115)

Joel Embiid has struggled at times against Al Horford in his career, and dating back to the 2021-22 season, he's only cleared this prop three times against Boston. 

For his career against the Celtics, Embiid is averaging 28.0 points across 23 games. 

He did have two huge scoring performances against the team last season, but he put up just 27 points on 20 shots in the first meeting in the 2023-24 campaign. 

I’ll take a shot on Boston keeping him in check on Wednesday night.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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