The sports world will turn its focus to the NBA for Game 2 of the Finals on Sunday night between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics.
I’ve already shared some of my bets for this game, but I’m going prop heavy in Game 2 with three different picks.
Who should we fade and who should we trust?
Best NBA Prop Bets Record to Date
- NBA Best Prop Bets Record: 301-249-4 (+14.1511 units)
Here are the plays I am eyeing for tonight’s slate with all odds via WynnBET:
Best NBA Prop Bets Today
- Jaylen Brown UNDER 24.5 Points (-125)
- Otto Porter Jr. OVER 6.5 Points (-120)
- Jordan Poole UNDER 13.5 Points (-105)
Jaylen Brown UNDER 24.5 Points (-125)
Jaylen Brown scored exactly 24 points in Game 1, hitting the under his prop at this number, and I’m going back to the well as long as oddsmakers continue to hang this line at 24.5.
In 19 playoff games, Brown has cleared 24.5 points just five times and he’s failed to clear this number in seven of his last nine games.
The Celtics are going to get Brown touches and shots, but it’s hard to fade this trend after it’s hit at such a high clip this postseason.
Otto Porter Jr. OVER 6.5 Points (-120)
Otto Porter Jr. played a huge role for the Warriors in Game 1, and he drilled four 3-pointers on his way to a 12-point game.
Even though Porter Jr. may not see a ton of volume in terms of shots, he’s going to need to play more for Golden State in Game 2 because of his defense.
Over his last seven playoff games, Porter has cleared this number five times, scoring in double figures in each of those games. I think he gets loose for another solid performance tonight.
Jordan Poole UNDER 13.5 Points (-105)
Early in the playoffs, I was the biggest Jordan Poole backer, but he’s faded as of late and may need to spend more time on the bench in Game 2.
Poole was a liability on defense in Game 1, and the Warriors can’t afford to give up easy points to Boston, especially if Poole isn’t scoring.
Poole was minus-19 in 25 minutes in Game 1, and I don’t think he gets a ton of easy buckets against this Boston team in a potentially decreased role.
Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.