After a dominant Game 1 win, the Miami Heat hope to open a 2-0 series lead as they host the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7:30 PM EST in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
After Duncan Robinson exploded and Trae Young sputtered in the first game, what are the best prop bets for tonight's matchup?
3 Best Prop Bets for Hawks vs Heat
Trae Young Over 26.5 Points (-120)
Ice Trae was ice cold in Game 1, shooting 1/12 from the floor with nearly as many turnovers (6) as points (8). He was, to put it lightly, absolutely horrific. But I can't ignore the value on him having a bounce-back game in tonight's contest.
Young cleared this prop in six of seven games prior to his Game 1 nightmare, including dropping 35 on the Heat just 11 days ago. He is the engine that makes the Hawks go, and if they are going to have any chance in this series then he's going to have to get going. Game 1 was the worst shooting performance of his career, and I'm betting he's able to put pressure on the Heat defense in a revenge spot.
Trae Young 40+ Points + Rebounds + Assists (-110)
Look, I'm happy to bet on the literal worst night of Trae Young's professional career being an abberation instead of the new normal. Before Game 1, Young had cleared this in seven straight games and we're getting a huge discount after his performance.
Trae might clear this prop in points and assists alone, so to throw rebounds in is just a cherry on top. He had six rebounds in Game 1 against Miami and I don't expect the Heat to shoot 47% from beyond the arc again so he should have even more opportunities to grab a few long boards. Young should clear this one with ease.
Trae Young 4+ Three-Pointers (+180)
That's right, baby! It's an Ice Trae kind of day! The Hawks' star guard is going to fire away from deep. Miami allowed the fourth-most three-point attempts per game in the regular season and Young had 22 combined attempts from beyond the arc in his last two regular season games against them.
He's going to want to put Game 1 behind him quickly, so I expect a barrage of three-pointers from Young in the first quarter to get himself going. He cleared this prop in four of his final seven regular season games, and in the other three he only missed it by one. Getting +180 on this prop is laughable, and I'll buy all the Trae Young stock on this dip oddsmakers are putting out.
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