The Heat are down 2-1 and have an extremely important game tonight in Miami. In Game 3, we saw Jamal Murray, and Nikola Jokic make NBA History with two triple-doubles. In addition, Bam Adebayo finished with a double-double for Miami. Player Prop bets are an extremely efficient way to make some extra cash or add to your bank role. In this article, we will break down some of our favorite plays tonight. If you are looking for the best betting odds and stats, here is information to know:
NBA Championship Odds:
Denver Nuggets: -700, previously -275
Miami Heat: +500, previously +225
G Collin Gillespie (OUT): Leg.
PG Tyler Herro (OUT): Hand
SG Victor Oladipo (OUT): Knee.
Player Props Bets:
Nikola Jokic OVER 30.5 Points (-120)
Series Numbers: 33.3 PPG, 14 REB, 9.3 AST.
Field Goal Percentage: 57.1 %.
Three-Point Percentage: 44.4 %.
Free Throw Percentage: 85.7 %.
Average minutes played: 37.
Game 1: 27 PTS / 66.7% FG / 50 % 3PT/ 40 MIN.
Game 2: 41 PTS / 57.1 % FG / 40 % 3PT / 42 MIN.
Game 3: 32 PTS / 57.1 % FG / 50 % 3PT / 44 MIN.
This is one of the most corporate bets I will ever make. However, it’s hard to ignore what Center Nikola Jokic has done in the NBA Finals. First, he made history with the most assists in a finals debut in Game 1. In Game 3, Jokic was the first player to ever have 30 Points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists in the history of the NBA Finals. He’s by far the most consistent player on both teams and has increasing minutes as the Finals go on. Besides Game 1, Jokic is averaging 21-28 shots a game, and playing well over 40 minutes. He averages 27-32 when he has help from his teammates, and over 40 points when they struggle.
Nikola Jokic continues to prove why he is the best center in the NBA, and why he is a reliable player prop bet on a nightly basis. We saw him penetrate at the rim and hit mid-range floaters in Game 3. With the Denver Nuggets up 2-1, Jokic doesn’t have as much pressure on him this game. However, I truly believe he can produce over 30 points, especially with the shooting volume and increased minutes. It’s hard to ignore a player who consistently puts up 27 plus points a night, and is shooting over 55 percent from the field, and 59 percent from the three. I like his chances if he can draw the fouls and get to the line. I like Nikola Jokic OVER 30.5 points.
Bruce Brown OVER 0.5 Three-Pointers Made (-155).
Series Numbers: 8.7 PTS/ 42.9% FG / 44.4 % 3PT / 25.7 MIN.
Game 1: 10 PTS / 2-3 3PT / 21 MIN.
Game 2: 11 PTS / 1-3 3PT / 27 MIN.
Game 3: 5 PTS / 1-3 3PT/ 29 MIN.
I’ve said this before, I can’t believe Bruce Brown 0.5 threes made is still an NBA player prop bet. Although he only scored 5 points, he played a series high 29 points, and had 5 shot attempts in game 3. We’ve seen his minutes increase, and seen this prop bet hit in 3 straight games, and 8 out of the last 10 games. Brown is an excellent three-point shooter and has at least 3 attempts in the first three games. In addition, he’s averaging close to 30 minutes off the bench. I like Bruce Brown OVER 0.5 threes made.
Bam Adebayo OVER 10.5 Rebounds (-115).
Series Numbers: 23 PPG / 13 AST / 40.3 MIN.
Game 1: 13 REB / 40 MIN.
Game 2: 9 REB/ 40 MIN.
Game 3: 17 REB / 40 MIN.
It’s also hard to ignore the incredible game play of Bam Adebayo in the NBA Finals. Adebayo is an incredible player, who’s stepped up, especially with Jimmy Butler struggling. Bam Adebayo has increased minutes and he's been getting to the free-throw line more frequently. Although Denver outrebounded Miami by a large margin (58-33), Adebayo finished with a double-double.
Adebayo is an incredibly tough player who’s fought through shoulder discomfort in the finals. He’s a vital part of this Heat team, and Game 3 is a must win for Miami. Bam is averaging over 40 minutes a game and will need to box out and take advantage of Denver’s three-point struggles. Although Adebayo is competing with Jokic for rebounds, he had 17 in Game 3, and 13 in Game 1. Furthermore, he’s had over 10.5 3 out of the last 5 games. I like Bam Adebayo OVER 10.5 rebounds.
Gabe Vincent OVER 12.5 Points (-150).
Series Numbers: 16.3 PPG / 47.2 % FG / 45.4 % 3PT / 34 MIN.
Game 1: 19 PTS.
Game 2: 23 PTS.
Game 3: 7 PTS, 2-10, 1-6.
Gabe Vincent struggled in Game 3, finishing with 7 points in 32 minutes of game play. He shot 2-10 from the field, and 1-6 from the field. I had this player prop last game, and I have every intention of playing it again. He’s stepped up in place of Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro, and even during Jimmy Butler’s struggles. With the Heat down 2-1, I don’t see Vincent struggling for a second game in row.
He's averaging an impressive 16 points a game and is hitting 45 percent of his three-point shots in the finals. Besides Bam Adebayo, Gabe Vincent has been one of their more consistent players, except for last game. He’s an incredible shooter, who’s averaging more than 30 minutes. In addition, Vincent’s shooting volume is there, and is getting anywhere from 10-14 shot attempts. I do believe Butler will step up this game, however, I do believe Vincent will get at least 13 points. I like Gabe Vincent OVER 12.5 points.
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