Jayson Tatum NBA Finals Player Props: MVP, Series, Game 1 Betting Odds

Written By Eli Hershkovich | Last Updated
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Celtics star Jayson Tatum will make his second NBA Finals appearance on Thursday evening (8:30 p.m. ET on ABC), as Boston takes on Dallas in Game 1. Not only are Celtics odds favored to win the NBA Finals, but Tatum is also atop the betting board to win the Bill Russell Trophy, gifted to the NBA Finals MVP. Let’s analyze Jayson Tatum props for Game 1 and his series-long options among NBA Finals odds.

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Bet Tatum Finals MVP odds Instead of Celtics Series Odds?

In recent years, NBA Finals MVP odds have become a cheaper way to wager on the winner of the series. Remember that seven of the last eight Finals MVPs were favored to win the award. The best odds for Tatum in this market are .

Unlike Luka Doncic’s odds, the answer is obvious at all the best sports betting sites. If you expect Tatum to represent Boston’s best player in the Finals, his MVP odds are more valuable than the Celtics’ series price of .

But Tatum has yet to reach Doncic’s superstar level. Hence, there’s a realistic scenario where Boston’s scoring is well-balanced throughout the Finals. If Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, or even Jrue Holiday deliver a pair of notable performances, either one could be favored midway through the series. Holiday is the biggest longest within this group at . The rest of the MVP odds are listed below.

Jayson Tatum Props: Game 1 Betting Angle

Tatum has tallied a double-double, regarding points and rebounds, in 11 of 14 games this postseason. After compiling 6.7 rebounds per game in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, Tatum is averaging nearly 3.8 more per contest over the last two postseasons. This increase correlates with Joe Mazzulla’s tenure as the Celtics’ head coach, with Tatum easing off his previous role as the team’s primary defender.

His rebounding prop in Game 1 has gained steam after opening at even money. The best odds in this market are currently .

Assuming Al Horford, the Celtics’ second-best rebounder, comes off the bench with Kristapas Porzingis returning in the rotation, Tatum should find himself with even more advantageous opportunities on the glass. In the regular season, Tatum delivered 1.3 more rebounds per game with Porzingis on the court.

Additionally, he seized 18.4% of opponents’ missed field goals, ranking in the 94th percentile among all players (via Cleaning The Glass).

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