The Milwaukee Bucks will aim to close out their series against the Chicago Bulls. The late game will feature the Golden State Warriors trying to do the same in their First Round series against the Denver Nuggets. With both NBA playoff games tonight featuring a hefty favorite, some may be inclined to look beyond the traditional game lines when making their NBA betting picks. The player props market remains a solid option as it has all season long. Bettors can easily enhance your NBA player props handicapping process further by including the redesigned OddsShopper as well as NBA betting tips today. Thanks to this tremendous tool, finding the best NBA player props bets today is as simple as three quick steps: Filter, sort, bet.
Best NBA Player Prop Bets & Expert Betting Picks Today
With OddsShopper, finding the best NBA player props betting odds is fast and simple. All users have to do is filter the prop selections, sort the page and find the best pick to bet. The process is extremely quick and highly effective. Try out the tool for yourself tonight with the three featured prop bets below!
Nikola Vucevic Under 2.5 3-Pointers (-135, PointsBet)
It goes without saying that the Chicago Bulls will be shorthanded as they try to stave off elimination in Game 5 tonight. Both Zach LaVine and Alex Caruso will join Lonzo Ball in street clothes this evening. Yet aside from the potential for increased shooting volume, there really is not much pointing towards the ability of Bulls center Nikola Vucevic to exceed the line of 2.5 made 3-pointers. Vucevic has actually attempted at least six triples in any game so far this series. However, he has only surpassed this prop total twice thus far.
On the season Vucevic shot just 31% from beyond the arc. Thus resorting to having him jack 3’s is hardly the ideal shot that the Bulls should be striving for. With a blowout quite possible in tonight’s game, evidenced by a lopsided NBA betting point spread of 12.5 points favoring the Milwaukee Bucks, one could also speculate as to how much Vucevic will even play down the stretch. While the Bucks weren’t the best defensive team in the league this season, they sure have proven that they can clamp down when necessary in this series.
Currently, OddsShopper shows most sportsbooks requiring a significant price to be laid on Vucevic to stay under his total. In fact, the most favorable price of -135 offers over 20 cents of value than others in the betting market. Awesemo officially has Vucevic pegged to knock down 2.13 triples in Game 5 tonight. Along with a 64% win probability, this under prediction is determined to have an expected ROI of 12% at the optimal price point.
Bones Hyland Over 2.5 Assists (-150, FanDuel)
The Denver Nuggets continue to desperately search for contributions on the offensive end to complement reigning MVP Nikola Jokic. While rookie guard Bones Hyland doesn’t command a huge allotment of minutes on a nightly basis, he sure knows how to make the most of his time on the floor. Hyland played a series-high 20 minutes in the Nuggets’ Game 4 victory. He scored 15 points, dished out seven assists and even made an impact on the glass with four rebounds. When it comes to the available NBA player props, playing over 2.5 assists is the most appealing.
This year Hyland distributed 2.7 assists per game. In the Nuggets’ first-round series against the Golden State Warriors, he has had at least three assists in three of the first four games. Going back even further, Hyland exceed this total in 15 of 17 games since March 16. The vast majority of those regular-season games saw Hyland finish with more than three assists as well. While the Warriors present a stiff defensive test, the fact that Hyland is largely on the floor with the second stringers ensures that he will have the ball in his hands often.
OddsShopper indicates that the NBA betting market believes that the over is the correct choice on this prop total. While all sportsbooks have their odds juiced in that direction, bettors can still benefit greatly from being selective. Current optimal odds of -150 are as much as 25 cents cheaper than other listings in the market. With a projection of 3.14 assists, Awesemo gives Hyland a 60% probability of going over the prop total tonight.
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Jordan Poole Over 4.5 Assists (+125, PointsBet)
Warriors guard Jordan Poole had easily his worst shooting performance of the postseason in Game 4. Yet he still managed to have a tremendous impact on the game whilst playing 39 minutes. Poole may have only scored 11 points on Sunday, but he also doled out a playoff-high nine assists. Poole averaged four assists per game this season. While this is notably half an assist lower than tonight’s NBA player props line of 4.5, keep in mind that Poole was hardly the fixture in Golden State’s lineup early on in the season that he is now.
With Stephen Curry sidelined late in the regular season, Poole was able to showcase his scoring and playmaking abilities even more. Dating back to March 30th and including the four playoff games so far, Poole has successfully eclipsed the total in seven of the last 10 games. He has also been very consistent in terms of his floor, with no less than three assists in any game over that same span. That sort of consistency bears even more weight when one considers the current prices listed by OddsShopper for this prop.
At the time of writing, the NBA betting market is juiced to the under on Poole’s Game 5 assists total. This has created plus-money opportunities on the over. Varying price points also allow for bettors to increase their value by shopping the odds across the market. OddsShopper suggests that a +125 price is up to 15 cents better than other listings. Although Awesemo’s projection for Poole to record 4.69 assists doesn’t yield much of a statistical edge, the favorable odds still make this a worthwhile prop bet. Considering the greater return that is possible with a plus-money price, the expected ROI value for this over prediction comes in at 13%.
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