Super Bowl XLIX prop bet picks involving the Boston Celtics

Before the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX (how stupid does "XLIX" look, by the way) today, the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat will square off at the TD Garden at 1 pm.  For those who love Super Bowl prop bets, here are some opportunities to wager on both games at once:

Heat points vs. Rob Gronkowski receiving yards (+31.5)

Gronk may be the most dangerous weapon in the NFL.  And for the first time in his career, he's finally fully healthy for a Pats playoff run.  Honestly I'd be tempted to take Gronkowski in this bet straight up and if you're someone who likes to gamble online, check out the rankings from With the 31.5 points it kind of feels like a no-brainer.  Pick: Gronkowski +31.5

Celtics points vs. Marshawn Lynch rushing yards (+15.5)

Boston is averaging 101.4 points per game on the season.  Will New England be able to contain Seattle's top rusher and hold him under 85 yards or so?  Fueled by all this deflated football nonsense, I'm guessing Tom Brady and the Pats jump out to an early lead, and Seattle resorts to throwing the ball often in an effort to catch up.  Pick: Celtics -15.5

Heat + Celtics points vs. Russell Wilson passing yards (-11.5)

Assuming the Celtics-Heat total is around 200, will Wilson throw for over 210 against the Patriots?  He posted 268 passing yards in Seattle's Round 1 win over Carolina, but managed only 209 two weeks ago in the Seahawk's miraculous comeback victory over Green Bay.  If I'm sticking with my earlier thought that he's going to throw a lot, 210 seems like an easy target.  Pick: Wilson -11.5

Chris Bosh points vs. Tom Brady completions (-1.5)

Bosh is averaging 21.1 PPG this season.  Will Brady complete 23 or more passes?  Who cares, it's Tom Brady vs. Chris Bosh.  Pick: Brady -1.5

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