The Los Angeles Lakers have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink ahead of Game 5, taking a 3-1 series lead with wins in Game 3 and 4.
Golden State hasn’t gotten much in terms of consistent production outside of Steph Curry, but it’s possible that could change with the team back at home in Game 5.
Here’s how to attack the prop market for Wednesday night’s game:
Lakers vs. Warriors best NBA prop bets
- LeBron James UNDER 40.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists
- Stephen Curry OVER 30.5 Points
- D’Angelo Russell OVER 14.5 Points
LeBron James UNDER 40.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists
LeBron James has played well this postseason, but he’s failed to clear this line in seven of his 10 games.
LeBron did go OVER 40.5 PRA in Game 4, but he may not play as much in Game 5 if Golden State goes up big like it did in Game 2.
The Lakers have followed this blueprint from the first round, where they struggled in Game 5 on the road before closing things out at home.
Bron is averaging 22.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game in the playoffs. He’s going under this number more often than not, so I’ll ride with that in Game 5.
Stephen Curry OVER 30.5 Points
For the first time in this series, Steph Curry scored over 30 points in Game 4. However, he did not shoot well (3-for-14 from 3, 12-for-30 from the field) in the Warriors’ loss.
Golden State is desperate for offense with Jordan Poole (0 points in Game 4) struggling, which means Curry is going to get all the looks he can handle in Game 5.
Steph played 42 minutes on Monday night, and I’d expect him to get plenty of run in Game 5 with the season on the line. Go OVER for his scoring prop.
D’Angelo Russell OVER 14.5 Points
I’m surprised that this prop dropped a whole two points from Game 4, where it was 16.5 with the OVER juiced at -130.
Russell shot just 1-for-10 in that game, but he’s still picked up 15 or more points in six of his 10 playoff games.
The usage is pretty consistent for D’Lo, and I can’t see him shooting 10 percent from the field again. At this discounted number, I’ll take the OVER.
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