Game 2's usually indicate which way each series will go. Players props could be on the high side as these are teams that look to run up the score. See who we like with our NBA picks.
Will Pau Gasol Record a Double-Double?
I'm not in love with laying the juice, but this is a very easy prop to figure out. Gasol's point outages have lessened due to Jimmy Butler,but he's a walking double-double. Nobody on the Cavs can compete with his size and skill. The skill will make the difference where Mozgov is concerned. Gasol has recorded a double-double in 9 of his last 10 games. Yes is the play.
NBA Playoffs Props Pick- Yes -225
Will Joakim Noah Record a Double-Double?
Noah is simply not the same player anymore with all of the offensive firepower on his team. That doesn't stop him from being a team player. All that it does is make his numbers look really ugly even if the effort is there. He didn't record a single point in game 1 against the Cavs and I'm not even taking rebounding into consideration. No is the play
NBA Playoffs Props Pick- No -180
Will LeBron James Score 29.5 points?
Over 29.5 -135
Under 29.5 +105
This is a very high total as James has been more of a team player on the Cavaliers than he was with the Heat. However, whenever James' back is against the wall, he comes out shooting and taking matters into his own hands. Trailing in a series for LeBron is having his back against the wall. I expect him to shoot first, and pass second. This means that he should eclipse this very high total.
NBA Playoffs Props Pick- Over 29,5 -135
Total Rebounds and Assists For LeBron James
Over 16.5 -130
Under 16.5- EV
Obviously, you know where I'm going with this NBA pick. I still expect LeBron to snatch some boards, but he's not going to be as generous passing the basketball. Kyrie Irving's numbers should suffer from this. Lately, LeBron has been killing it on the boards, averaging 12.5 rebounds in his last 2 games, but he's down in this series and he'll take a different approach tonight.
NBA Playoffs Props Pick- Under 16.5 - EV
Total Points For Blake Griffin
Over 24.5 -140
Under 24.5 +110
Griffin has come out like a monster in this series as he's recorded 2 huge consecutive triple-doubles. If he could play like this all of the time, he would be the best player in the NBA; hands down.
Where points are concerned, Griffin has scored 24 point or more in 4 consecutive games. With no CP3, it's all up to Blake and he's taken the torch and has run with it. I don't think being a 7 point underdog and playing on the road will affect Griffin's level of productivity. This is the best that he's ever played in his career and the NBA odds indicate this very fact. Over is the easy play.
NBA Playoffs Props Pick- Over 24.5 -140 at Bovada