Jimmy Butler went through a stretch this postseason where he scored at least 22 points in seven straight games. The Miami Heat, trailing 3-2 in the series, will need him to regain that form when they face the Boston Celtics on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. ET in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Butler has been held under 15 points in three straight games, including single digits in two of those games.

Caesars Sportsbook lists his point total at 22.5 for Friday night's game in the latest NBA player props. Butler is still averaging 25.6 points per game this postseason, even after three poor outings in a row. Before making any NBA prop picks for Friday's showdown, you need to see the Heat vs. Celtics prop predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters the second week of the conference finals of the 2022 NBA playoffs on a stunning 87-59 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen huge returns. 

With Boston vs. Miami on Friday night (see tickets at StubHub), the model has evaluated the NBA player props and found five strong bets. You can only see them here.

Top NBA player prop bets for Celtics vs. Heat

After simulating Game 6 of Heat vs. Celtics 10,000 times, the model predicts that Miami power forward Bam Adebayo goes over 16.5 total points. Adebayo got off to a slow start in this series, scoring a combined 16 points in the first two games. He has bounced back with two outstanding performances, pouring in 31 points in Game 3 and 18 points in Game 5.

Adebayo has also seen an increase in minutes recently, playing 42 minutes and 38 minutes in his two solid performances, respectively. He averaged 19.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game during the regular season. 

SportsLine's model expects him to go over his total on Friday night, as he is scoring 17.4 points in the latest simulations. 

How to make NBA player prop bets for Heat vs. Celtics

In addition, the model has a plus-money prop payout on a player's performance you'll want to jump on. You need to see the model's analysis before making any Celtics vs. Heat prop bets.

Which Heat vs. Celtics prop bets should you back on Friday night? And which stars are must-backs? Visit SportsLine now to see the top Celtics vs. Heat prop picks, all from the model that's up more than $2,100 on top-rated NBA picks.