NBA Prop Picks: Westbrook & Kanter Filled With Betting Value

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:50 PM UTC

Wednesday, May. 18, 2016 8:50 PM UTC

We crashed & burned last night thanks to the Raptors not showing up in Cleveland, and, I am more than ready to make up for it tonight with some winning prop picks from Bet365.

Enes Kanter O/U 16.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists
Enes Kanter had a relatively quiet second round for the Thunder, but he was crucial in combatting the Spurs big lineup, and his scoring showed back up in Game 1 against the Warriors. He had 12 points and eight rebounds against Golden State, and even after that solid performance, his points, rebounds and assists total is still in the teens against Golden State tonight.

Kanter playing down the stretch has been very important to the Thunder, especially against Golden State, where they can get all the scoring they can get. However, what goes overlooked at times is how bad of a rebounding team Golden State is. They were out rebounded in Game 1 52-44, and during the regular season, Golden State ranked 19th in Offensive Rebounding Rate at 23.5 percent, and they ranked in the bottom half of the league in Defensive Rebounding Rate as well. The Thunder on the other hand was the best ORB% team in the league this season, and Kanter was a big reason why.

He should have no problem grabbing close to, if not going over double digits in rebounds here in Game 2, and if Kanter is controlling the boards like that, this total should be no problem for him to cash the over. Considering the Warriors have been below average in the playoffs in rebounding as well, look for Kanter to get the over and cash is a winner here on Wednesday night.

Player Prop Pick: Over 16.5 (-110)
Best Line Offer: at Bet365

Russell Westbrook O/U 43.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists
Russell Westbrook and most of the Thunder had a pretty rough first half in Game 1. Westbrook couldn't buy a bucket, but he dished out a ton of assists in the first half and turned on the offensive jets in the second half to save our over play on his points, rebounds and assists in Game 1. We didn't include rebounds in that one, but at 43.5 tonight, I see Westbrook grabbing a few more boards tonight, as well as getting back in double figures in assists.

As long as he doesn't have a poor shooting first half again, Westbrook should cash the over in this one. He only has nine rebounds in his last two games, but those seem to be outliers for the playoffs. Westbrook had at least seven rebounds in five of his last six games before his last two, and even though he has thrown up some poor rebounding totals these playoffs, he usually makes up for it elsewhere.

I think Westbrook is good for at least six or seven rebounds in this one, and if he adds his usual 25-30 points, he should have no issue cashing the over for us. His Assist Rate in the playoffs is 53.3 percent, which leads all players this postseason. Considering he is averaging 11 assists per game his postseason, look for him to cash another  NBA pick for us if he can snag a few more rebounds tonight.

Player Prop Pick: Over 43.5  (-120) 
Best Line Offer: at Bet365

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