Betting: Prop Queen's Top NBA Plays for May 19th

The Prop Queen, Ariel Epstein, gives her best plays for the NBA Playoffs on Thursday, May 19th.

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ARIEL EPSTEIN: What's going on, Yahoo Sports book? I'm the Prop Queen, Ariel Epstein. I've got 2 and 1/2 player props to give out. Let's see what I mean. Let's start with the full one. I'm going with the over 7 and 1/2 rebounds on the Miami Heat All Star, Jimmy Butler. Even though the Center for the Heat, Bam Adebayo, is supposed to be their rebound machine, the Celtics have really done a good job, at least through game 1, and in the regular season, of limiting them from getting all those boards.

Who's going to be the one to step up? It's been Butler. Butler has gone over 7 and 1/2 rebounds in 7 out of 11 playoff games. Looking back to the last series between the Bucks and the Celtics, 17 Bucks players in seven games went over 7 and 1/2 rebounds. going over 7 and 1/2 rebounds on Jimmy Butler.

For my next play, this one has a lot to do with if the center for the Celtics, Al Horford, is going to come out of health and safety protocol or not. He was upgraded to questionable. However, as of around 2:00 PM Eastern Time, he was still not cleared through health and safety protocol. That said, if Horford is out, I really like the over 9 and 1/2 rebounds on the other center in Boston, Robert Williams.

I also really like for the plus 260 on his double double on BET MGM, because here are the averages. Without Horford in 11 games this year, Williams is averaging 12 and 1/2 points in just under 11 rebounds. He's averaging a double double. Horford also was not in game 1, and Williams had 9 rebounds. Now he'll get a second shot if Horford is out to prove himself again, and potentially go over that number of 9 and 1/2 rebounds. Horford also in the regular season played Miami twice. He had 7 and 10 rebounds. Those games were with Al Horford. I'm going over 9 and 1/2 rebounds and a sprinkle on the plus 260 double double on Robert Williams tonight.

Here's your Prop Queen Recap. I'm going with the over 7 and 1/2 rebounds on Jimmy Butler. I'm also going with the over 9 and 1/2 rebounds on Robert Williams, with a sprinkle on the double double. That's it for me, the Prop Queen, Ariel Epstein here on this Thursday in the NBA playoffs. Good luck to your bets tonight.

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