When it comes to NBA betting for the NBA Finals, there are plenty of options.
NBA betting lines are usually where everyone starts, but there are also dozens of prop bets for each game.
Here are a few player props to consider for Thursday’s Game 1.
Stephen Curry: Over 27.5 Points (-120)
The only thing missing from Stephen Curry’s superb basketball resume is a Finals MVP.
A true competitor, Curry will undoubtedly look to etch his name into NBA Finals lore, so expect him to come out firing in Game 1. While Curry will have to deal with reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Marcus Smart, the two-time league MVP, has averaged 24 points against Smart in his career and always seems to find ways to score on nights where his three-point shot is not falling. Well-rested, expect him to cook Thursday.
Kevon Looney: Over 9.5 Rebounds (-105)
Kevon Looney has been a dominant force on the glass for the Warriors of late, notching 12 or more rebounds in four of his past six games. That stretch includes a 22 rebound performance against the Memphis Grizzlies in Round 2 and most recently an 18-board showing in Golden State’s series-clinching win over the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals.
The 26-year-old will be vital in combatting the size of Boston’s frontcourt, so playing time should not be an issue. Productive on a per-minute basis throughout his career, Looney should have no problem reaching double-digit rebounds once again.
Jaylen Brown: Over 3.5 Assists (+125)
Already among the game’s best scorers, Jaylen Brown continues to make strides in the playmaking department. The 25-year-old averaged a career-high 3.5 assists during the regular season and has maintained that exact level of production in the postseason (3.5 assists per game over 18 games).
More importantly, Brown has gone over his 3.5 assists player prop in nine of Boston’s 18 playoff games, including two straight.
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