It's Cinco De Mayo & we'll soon have a new NBA Champion. What's not to like? Let's celebrate with these NBA player props that I have provided for the betting public in hopes to make you some coin.
Hawks vs. Wizards: Atlanta Hawks are an Overrated #1 Seed
The Hawks did a fantastic job to the point that they're at by ousting the Brooklyn Nets in game 7 and are a 7 point betting favorite in tonight's game, but I think that the Wizards are the better team and some of these player props could reflect that opinion.
How Many Points Will Bradley Beal Have?
Over 18.5 -125
Under 18.5 -105
Bradley Beal has been playing the best basketball of his career as he's a consistent source of offense. Beal has scored 23 points or more in 3 out of his last 4 games. The Hawks don't appear to have an answer for him as they don't have that legitimate superstar to guard Beal. 18.5 is rather low and NBA odds makers are waiting for Beal to have a weak game in Atlanta. It's not going to happen here.
NBA Playoffs Props Pick- Over 18.5 -125
Total Rebounds and Assists For John Wall
Over 15 -125
Under 15 -105
Wall has picked up 10 assists or more in his last 4 games and sometimes his assist total alone comes close to this prop. At 6 foot 4, Wall is a solid rebounding point guard and it won't take many rebounds to eclipse the 15 mark. Take the over for your NBA pick.
NBA Playoffs Props Pick- Over 15 -125
Total Points For Paul Millsap
Over 16.5 -120
Under 16.5 -110
This appears to be a low total for the talented big man. The reason being is that along with points, Millsap has been concentrating on his ball distributing and rebounding.
Unless you're Lebron James, when a player attempts to play a complete game such as Millsap or Tyreke Evans, their point total is going to go decrease. Millsap has scored 16 points or less in 3 out of his last 4 games.While I still think that Millsap will produce, his point total will be below 16.5 points. Under is the play.
NBA Playoffs Props Pick- Under 16.5 -110
Total Points and Assists For Jeff Teague
Over 23.5 -125
Under 23.5 -105
While Teague was a beast in the Nets series, he hasn't been the same against the athleticism of the Washington Wizards. In his last 2 games, he's averaging 5.5 points and that's simply not going to cut it. I'm not saying that he'll score 5 points, but the betting public certainly can't rely on Teague until he proves himself again offensively. Under is the play regardless if he dishes out some sweet assists.
NBA Playoffs Props Pick- Under 23.5 -105
Total Points and Rebounds for Zach Randolph
Over 26.5 -135
Under 26.5 +105
Randolph is a consistent double-double but his offensive game has taken a slight dip this season. It could be possibly due to age and mileage on his sneakers. Regardless, the Grizzlies are the best defensive team in the league and need to avoid going down 2-0 to the Warriors. In the first game of this series, Randolph came up fairly big with 20 points and 9 rebounds. I expect a more balanced game from the beefy forward. Experience matters; take the over as 26.5 is obtainable for Randolph.
NBA Playoffs Props Pick- Over 26.5 -135 at Bovada